FIRE is excited to announce that we are now accepting applications to our summer internship programs for 2014. Are you a current undergraduate or law student who would like to spend your summer doing meaningful work advancing free speech and student rights on campus? Then be sure to apply!
The FIRE Summer Internship Program offers current undergraduates the chance to join FIRE’s Philadelphia office for an eight-week, paid internship. Over the summer, FIRE interns support our work and mission by conducting independent research, writing about FIRE cases and issues, and developing strategies for promoting free speech on their own campuses. Interns also participate in weekly seminars with FIRE staff and prominent experts on civil liberties, and help plan FIRE’s annual student conference. The summer 2014 internship is open to rising sophomores, juniors, and seniors, and will run from Monday, June 9 to Friday, August 1. Undergraduate interns will receive a stipend of $2,800 for the summer.
FIRE’s Legal Internship Program invites rising 2L and 3L law students to work with FIRE attorneys on behalf of civil rights, liberty, and individual dignity. Legal interns perform vital research and write memoranda about recent developments in constitutional law; assist FIRE’s Individual Rights Defense Program with cases involving the abuse of civil liberties at colleges and universities across the country; and explore policy reform involving students’ freedoms of association, speech, conscience, and religion. 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 14, 2014. FIRE considers applications on a rolling basis. To learn more about these internships and how to apply, visit thefire.org/internship, and email firstname.lastname@example.org with any questions!
Image: FIRE’s 2013 intern class