Applications due September 22 for paid Southwest Airline Internships

Southwest Airlines is now recruiting for Spring 2018 Internships.

Internships are paid and perks include free space available flight privileges on Southwest. The internship program has a casual dress code.

The Southwest Airlines Internship Program gives students quality real-world experience, an insider’s glance into the fascinating airline industry, and is guaranteed to be a FUN semester! The goal of the Internship is to provide Interns with interactive learning opportunities and hands-on business experience.

Projects Southwest Airlines Interns have worked on in the past include:

  • Helping to create a new set of master drawings for the entire Headquarters building.
  • Writing articles for the inflight magazine.
  • Designing and implementing a maintenance tracking application for all fueling equipment across the SWA fleet.
  • Auditing stations throughout the country to evaluate our processes and procedures in place, evaluating any trends as well as making recommendations on improvements.
  • Assisting with ad campaign photo shoots.
  • Analyzing benefits and cost impacts of requested capital projects and expenditures through the use of financial models, spreadsheets, and presentations.
  • Helping to design marketing strategies for new gate openings.

Please view the Southwest Airlines website for specific openings. You can read the Internship FAQ online to learn more.

You must apply directly to our website for consideration. All positions are located at our Headquarters in Dallas, Texas. The dates for the internship are as follows:

Spring 2018: January 22nd – May 4th (15 weeks)
Summer 2018: May – August 2018 (dates TBD)

Note that graduating seniors are allowed to apply for internships as well. Graduating college students are eligible to apply for the internship semester immediately following their last semester. For example, a student graduating in May can apply for a summer internship, but would not be eligible for fall.

The deadline to apply is September 22nd, 2017. The application will open at the end of August 2017.

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