Foundation for Individual Rights in Education Offering Summer First Amendment Internship (with $6000 Stipend)

The application for FIRE is available here:

[W]In order to create a new generation First Amendment litigators, we have revived the highly competitive summer law students program by establishing the Arthur D. Hellman Fellowship. The Hellman Fellowship is a paid opportunity offering a $6,000 stipend for a 10-week program that runs from June through August….

Students studying law will be able to collaborate with FIRE’s civil right attorneys to advance FIRE’s mission of defending freedoms of expression and speech at U.S. universities and colleges. Hellman Fellows will be involved in substantive projects, and they are expected make significant contributions to the strategic litigation. FIRE’s civil right attorneys will instruct Hellman Fellows in key skills related to public interest litigation including client interaction and legal writing.

It is essential to establish a structure to train and attract law students who are committed to free speech. Hellman Fellows can return to FIRE as employees or as local counsel.

Hellman is nationally known as a scholar of federal courts and First Amendment. Hellman’s career helped to improve understanding of First Amendment law and freedom speech in general. Hellman has been a First Amendment lawyer at the University of Pittsburgh School of Law since 1995. Hellman was also the Senior Author of First Amendment Law: Freedom of Speech and Freedom of Religion (Fifth Edition 2022), which he co-authored with Thomas E. Baker and William D. Araiza.