Reminder: The only way to apply for a job at Southwest Airlines® is through this site. Fees don’t fly here -- we will never ask for any form of payment for your application or training.*

*Destination 225° is a program of Southwest Airlines and there is no cost to apply; however, candidates advancing through the selection process will be responsible for all costs incurred. Read more.

La única forma de solicitar un trabajo en Southwest Airlines es a través de este sitio web. Las tarifas no vuelan aquí: nunca solicitaremos ninguna forma de pago para su solicitud o capacitación*

*Destination 225° es un programa de Southwest Airlines y no hay costo para aplicar; sin embargo, los candidatos que avancen a través del proceso de selección serán responsables de todos los costos incurridos. Lee mas.

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Engage. Inspire. Launch.

College internships

College Interns at Southwest not only gain business experience in their particular field, but also experience the famous Culture that makes Southwest Airlines home to some of the country’s most sought-after internships year after year. 

College Interns and full-time Employees are eligible for free, unlimited space-available travel to any location where Southwest flies. All travel is subject to seat availability, so flexibility is important.

Not only do you get to have fun and enjoy your work, you get paid as well! The payment amount depends on the particular internship or position and its requirements. When applicable, Interns receive an internet and housing stipend too!


​​​​​​​Note: the Campus Reach video is pre-pandemic and does not accurately represent all features of the current internship program.
Take a closer look at the Campus Reach Program video

2022 Internship Snapshot

Our 2022 internship opportunities mirror the Southwest Airlines Team’s various workplace flexibility models. Some internships are fully onsite and others a virtual or hybrid model. Please read each job description to understand that Team’s expectations.
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Technology Direct College Hire Opportunities
Want to join the Southwest Family? Check back soon! We typically post these opportunities in the fall and spring for January, June, and August start dates.

Learn more about Campus Reach

Aviation Days


Parents and educators: looking for an opportunity inspire your 3rd-8th grade students? This day-long camp was designed as a hands-on event to excite students about the aviation industry and the potential careers it offers! Stay tuned for 2021 Aviation Day dates and locations!

Parents and Educators


​​​​​​​Are you a parent or educator looking for some fun material or inspiring stories to share with students? We've gathered some of our favorite resources for future aviators! 
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Future Pilot gets a wave from a Southwest Airlines Captain.  A little boy's wave to a Pilot turned into a meeting he'll never forget. Do you have an aspiring Pilot in your life? Watch this video together and learn about Hudson's big day!
Southwest Mechanic Randy Ward creates a balloon animal
Southwest Airlines Mechanic moonlights as "The Balloon Guy." Mechanic Randy Ward volunteers his spare time making balloon animals for children at the Ronald McDonald House. We love that our Employees follow their varied interests, and while students may feel they have to pick one "right" career path, we want to encourage students to explore them all.
Paint in Southwest colors
Painting our new Southwest Heart livery. For the future artists in your life, take a look at what it takes to transform a new Boeing 737 into our Heart livery.
Little girl waves down a plane
Little girl asks if women work on the Ramp. Southwest shows her the answer. When a little girl asked her dad whether women work on the Ramp, he turned to his Southwest Coworkers. Over the next few days, dozens of pictures poured in–all featuring women on the job. After Southwest arranged for Lilly to tour BWI and she completed her day, she called it the "best day of her life." 
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Coloring pages
Teachers and parents: looking for something for something fun to do at home or in your classroom? Download these Southwest designs and color to your heart's content.
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Adopt-A-Pilot lesson plans
Teachers and parents: no matter how your plans may have changed this year, we hope these Adopt-A-Pilot lessons will provide some fun and innovative content for your students or at home.

Professional Communications Certification


​​​​​​​Southwest Airlines is proud to offer the Professional Communications Certification, designed to prepare the next generation of professionals to communicate effectively in the workplace. The certification validates the knowledge and skills necessary to communicate effectively, think critically, and work with others, resulting in an employee with exceptional interpersonal and customer service skills. 

The Southwest Airlines Professional Communications Certification is hosted on the iCEV testing platform. Visit the
iCEV website to learn more about the certification and its place in education and the workforce. 

While we encourage continued professional development at every stage of life, obtaining the Professional Communications Certification does not guarantee an interview or job with Southwest Airlines.