FIRE is pleased to announce that we are now accepting applications for our 2012 Summer Internship and Legal Internship Programs. FIRE internships provide undergraduates and law students the opportunity to spend the summer doing substantive work to defend individual rights on campus.
For undergraduates, FIRE offers a 10-week, paid Summer Internship Program. FIRE Interns spend the summer working with our staff at our downtown Philadelphia office, right across the street from Independence Hall. We are looking for intelligent and energetic current undergraduates (rising sophomores, juniors, and seniors) who are interested in FIRE’s mission and work. FIRE interns help with administrative tasks, write about FIRE cases and issues, and develop strategies for encouraging open discourse on their own campuses. Interns also participate in weekly seminars with FIRE staff and other prominent experts on civil liberties. The internship will run from Monday, June 4, 2012, to Friday, August 10, 2012.
For law students, FIRE’s Legal Internship Program invites rising second- and third-year law students to work with FIRE attorneys to promote liberty on campus. Legal interns perform research and write memoranda about FIRE cases and issues. Interns are also encouraged to explore their own interests within FIRE’s focus on constitutional law on campus, and can develop writing samples and legal scholarship with the assistance of FIRE attorneys. Legal internships may be paid or unpaid, depending on individual students’ particular needs. Pursuit of independent funding and public interest fellowships is encouraged.
The deadline for the undergraduate internship is March 15, 2012. FIRE considers applications for legal internships year-round and on a rolling basis.
FIRE’s internships afford students an incredible opportunity to promote free speech on campus while learning about the internal operations of a successful nonprofit. Eligible students are highly encouraged to apply!