FIRE Intern

About FIRE Intern

FIRE offers an eight-week, paid Summer Internship as part of our efforts to educate students about their rights at colleges and universities. This internship gives current undergraduates the opportunity to assist FIRE in defending civil liberties on campuses all across the country. FIRE interns do substantive work and participate in weekly seminars with FIRE staff and other experts on freedom of expression, due process, and much more. During their time at FIRE, they often write blog posts for The Torch. You can see their work below.


  • Disincentivizing Academic Freedom: The Cost of College, July 1, 2015

  • How the Pressures of Title IX Compliance Have Chilled My College Campus, June 26, 2015

  • Safe Speech, June 22, 2015

  • The ‘Chilling Effect’ in Action: Campus Speech Codes and Political Disengagement, June 19, 2015

  • Why Free Speech Isn’t Conditional, July 29, 2014

  • The Pitt Promise: A Commitment to Civility over Constitutionality, July 23, 2014

  • University Conduct Boards Lack Training Standards for Student Members, July 22, 2014

  • Losing Open Debate with Online Education, July 21, 2014

  • Private University Students: Keep Faith and Fight Speech Codes, July 10, 2014

  • Did Stanford’s Student Government Break the Law?, July 3, 2014