Apply today to be a 2019 FIRE summer intern!

By November 1, 2018

FIRE is excited to announce that we are now accepting applications for our 2019 Summer Internship!

Our internship program invites students from across the country to spend their summer in Philadelphia working directly with FIRE’s staff defending civil liberties on America’s college campuses.

FIRE is looking for intelligent and energetic undergraduates (rising sophomores, juniors, and seniors) attending colleges or universities in the United States who are looking to engage in free speech activism on campus.

Ideal candidates are responsible, focused, and organized, have a passion for civil liberties, and have a history of taking action in support of causes in which they believe. All interns are expected to demonstrate excellent research, writing, and communication skills. The ability to work under pressure and with a sense of humor is also important.

Interns will work closely with our campus outreach, defense, policy reform, legislation, development, and media teams, and will gain key insights into the mission, work, and administration of the premier campus civil liberties defense organization in the nation.  

In addition to attending weekly educational seminars with experts in the field to discuss the moral, philosophical, and legal foundations of civil liberties, interns will write about FIRE cases and issues for our website, assist with planning and running our annual student summer conference, and develop strategies for defending free speech when they return to campus.

The ten-week program runs from Tuesday, May 28, through Friday, Aug. 2, and interns receive a $3,500 stipend. The internship program is based in our office in historic Philadelphia, just steps from Independence Hall and the Liberty Bell.  

Please direct any questions or inquiries to internships@thefire.org. Decisions are rolling. Apply today!