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.


  • A person’s a person: Students and administrators both benefit on common ground, July 24, 2017

  • Orientation or indoctrination? Forcing political doctrine on students is an affront to the First Amendment and higher education, July 21, 2017

  • The importance of open debate, July 18, 2017

  • What attending a “green light” university taught me about free speech, July 10, 2017

  • What comes next for students at ‘green light’ schools? Putting policy into practice., July 6, 2017

  • FIRE Interns Reflect on Summer Experience: A Microcosm for Campus Debate, Intellectual Growth, August 8, 2016

  • Compelled Speech and the Veneer of Conformity at Swarthmore College, July 29, 2016

  • The Problematic State of Free Speech at North Carolina Universities, July 29, 2016

  • How Campus Activism Helped Me Gain a Greater Appreciation for Freedom of Speech, July 28, 2016

  • The Importance of Student Defenders in University Disciplinary Hearings, July 25, 2016