Southwest Airlines Internship Profile
- “The idea of ‘LUV’ at Southwest is not an exaggeration by any means.”
- “Networking, work experience, and resume branding.”
- “The people that I work with are amazing.”
- Responding interns were pleased with the social events, rating that aspect of the program a 9.68 out of 100.
Industries: Transportation and Logistics
Locations: Dallas, TX
Number of Interns: 51 - 100, 70 (Summer); 50 (Fall; Spring)
Compensation/Benefits: Paid, Academic Credit, Paid, with Perks: Seminars; Travel
Length: 3 to 6 months, 12 weeks (Summer); 14 weeks (Fall); 15 weeks (Winter)
Responsibilities: Accounting, Administrative, Advertising, Arts and Design, Editorial, Engineering, Finance, Human Resources, Management, Marketing, Operations, Public Relations, Sales, Technology, Transportation and Logistics, Other
What began as a small Texas airline in 1971 has grown to become one of the largest airlines in America. Today, Southwest Airlines flies millions of passengers to 103 destinations across the country. The airline--known for its low fares, flexible seating arrangements, and “LUV”--offers more than 3,400 flights each day. Southwest employs more than 46,000 people and brought in an operating revenue of more than $15 billion in 2011. In May 2011, the airline acquired another major US airline, AirTran.
Southwest Airlines’ No Limits Internship Program offers participants realistic work experiences within the company’s headquarters in Dallas. Positions are available in numerous areas, including accounting, advertising, aeronautical / aerospace engineering, aviation-related fields, communications, emergency response, finance, graphic design, IT, journalism, management information systems, marketing, occupational safety, public relations, quantitative sciences, supply chain management, and many more. Interns enjoy career development classes, social activities and parties, and free travel as long as space is available.
November (Summer); April (Fall); September (Spring). Submit your resume online. Applicants will be asked to submit academic transcripts, an essay, and letters of recommendation if they proceed to the next round.
Open to undergraduates (sophomore year and higher), recent graduates (immediately following their final semesters), and MBA students. Non-US applicants are welcome.