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.


  • University of Rhode Island’s contradictory values and policies chill speech, August 18, 2017

  • Profile: Mary Beth Tinker on ameliorating civic education, August 15, 2017

  • A defense of dialogue: What I learned from Daryl Davis, August 15, 2017

  • FIRE high school intern to peers: Add campus free speech climate to college search criteria, August 14, 2017

  • I’m not asking for WikiLeaks, but…, July 28, 2017

  • Why college students should engage with offensive ideas, July 27, 2017

  • Deficient high school civic education contributing to issues on campus, July 26, 2017

  • In rescinding admission offers over memes, Harvard shows its own poor judgment, July 25, 2017

  • 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