Working at FIRE

With offices situated in the Old City section of Philadelphia next to Independence Hall and in the Capitol Hill area of Washington, D.C., FIRE offers two lively working environments with a staff committed to defending student and faculty rights on college campuses across the country. FIRE’s working environment promotes a culture in which the employee will receive a well-rounded experience that familiarizes the individual not only with FIRE’s activities, but also with the philosophical and legal foundations of FIRE’s work. If you’re interested in working at FIRE, please see our open positions below.

Legal Internship Program

FIRE’s legal internship is open to rising second- and third-year law students. Applicants are expected to be self-motivated, possess excellent legal writing and analytical skills, and demonstrate a commitment to core constitutional rights. Knowledge of First Amendment jurisprudence is preferred, but not required. Read more.

Faculty Outreach Fellow

The Faculty Outreach Fellow will be primarily responsible for expanding FIRE’s network of faculty members interested in and concerned for freedom of speech and academic freedom in higher education, and organizing a conference for faculty around these issues. Read more.

Summer Internship Program

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. Read more.