Campus Event Coordinator

Student (College)


FIRE is excited to offer a semester-long, paid, remote program as part of our efforts to educate and empower students on American college and university campuses. This opportunity gives current undergraduates the opportunity to create and execute a FIRE-funded free speech event on their own campus, while working with FIRE’s outreach staff.

This experience is remote. The 2023-24 Campus Event Coordinator program will begin accepting admission on June 12, 2023 for the 2023-24 school year. Campus Event Coordinators will receive a stipend of $1,500 upon completion of their event.

The program application process will closes on March 1, 2024 at 11:59 p.m. (ET).

Qualifications and Responsibilities

FIRE is looking for energetic undergraduates attending colleges and universities in the United States who have event planning experience. Ideal candidates are responsible, focused, and organized; have a passion for civil liberties; and have previous event coordination and planning experience. All Campus Event Coordinators are expected to demonstrate superb organizing skills, the ability to reach diverse groups, and the ability to work with a wide variety of stakeholders.

FIRE Campus Event Coordinators will:

  • Create, draft, and execute a FIRE-funded, free speech event designed for their campus community
    • Event specifications:
      • Must be held at the students’ campus
      • Must have an expected attendance of minimum 50 members of the campus community
      • Preference will be given to applicants who propose a multi-session event or conference
  • Submit one blog post to the FIRE Newsdesk detailing the results of their personal project
  • Design programming for the event that is congruent with FIRE’s mission
  • Conduct outreach to variety of campus groups, organizations, and students
  • Secure and arrange venue, catering, permits, and speakers
  • Create and update a timeline detailing a week-by-week plan to complete the project
  • Attend bi-weekly check-ins with the FIRE Student Outreach team
  • Recommend fellow peers to FIRE events, our Summer Internship program, and the Campus Scholars Program

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