“Working at Southwest isn’t just something you should do for your  résumé – it’s something you should do for yourself.”
Ethan Avanzino, Former Multimedia Developer Intern
Campus Reach
The Campus Reach program identifies and engages future Southwest Employees at an
early age, hopefully inspiring an interest in a career in aviation.

Opportunities for new grads

Join the Southwest Family full time as a recent college graduate!

Associate Business Analyst​​​​​​​ 
Associate Business Analysts (ABA) focus on internal and external Customer requirements, in which he/she conducts business analysis, process modeling, and redesign. From there, he/she will research and recommend alternative actions for problem resolution. In addition, our ABAs are given the opportunity to participate in systems and acceptance testing. Furthermore, ABAs engage in fiscal management and cost estimate development. 
Preferred experience:
  • Majors include: Bachelor of Science or Bachelor of Arts in Business, Engineering, Computer Science, or Information Systems or Related Major.
  • 1 year analysis experience. 
  • Prior analysis internships/capstone projects. 
  • Leadership experience.
Associate Software Engineer
Undergraduate degree hires will enter the Southwest Airlines Technology Department as Associate Software Engineers (ASWE). Associate Software Engineers develop program code, analyze, design, test, document, and implement application systems in accordance with internal business requirements, and organizational standards.   
Qualifications
  • Great analytical skills 
  • Excellent written & oral communication 
  • Aptitude for learning emerging technologies 
Majors
  • Engineering/Computer Science 
  • Information Systems 
  • Information Technology 
  • Business 
College internships

​​​​​​​College interns at Southwest will not only get business experience in their particular field, but they will also get to experience the famous Culture that makes Southwest Airlines home to some of the most highly sought-after internships year after year. 

​​​​​​​College Interns and full-time Employees, are eligible for free, unlimited space-available travel to any location to which Southwest flies. All travel is subject to seat availability, so flexibility is important.
Have fun, get paid
Not only do you get to have FUN and enjoy your work, you get paid as well! The payment amount will depend on the particular internship or position and its requirements.
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Career development
 
All High School Interns, College Interns, and Full Time Employees have the unique opportunity to attend career development classes and events during the work day that will help you develop the skills that you need in order to succeed in the professional world. Events include:
  • Myers-Briggs Type Indicator-Interns learn about psychological   preferences in how people perceive the world and make decisions.
  • Professional Development Day-This workshop prepares Interns for  applying and interviewing for fulltime positions.
  • Days in the Field-Take a closer look at other departments around our  Headquarters to explore career opportunities outside your assigned internship area.
 
College internship eligibility requirements
 
Applicants must be full time college students as defined by your university (or taking the last of your required classes to graduate) to be eligible for our internships. Most of the positions also require that students are classified at a minimum of junior level (60+ hours), although some positions also allow sophomores to apply. Recent college graduates are eligible only for the semester immediately following graduation. (May graduates are eligible for Summer Internships).

​​​​​​​In 2017, we had 415 Interns onboard with us from 123 different universities and 39 different states. These Interns were selected from over 38,000 resumes, so it’s definitely a competitive program!
 
High school internships
Aviation Days

This day-long camp was designed as an opportunity to educate and inspire 3rd – 8th grade students about the aviation industry. This hands-on event is sure to excite youth about the potential careers in our industry! In case you miss this year's sign-up window, please stay tuned for future Aviation Days!

High school internships

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Campus Reach now offers an eight-week High School Internship Program in Dallas during the summer. Our hands-on program provides high school students with exposure to the corporate world and emphasizes the importance of education and opportunities beyond a diploma or degree.
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High school internship criteria
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  • Must be available to work part-time (20-30 hours/week) in Dallas
  • Must be currently enrolled in high school as a sophomore or junior level student 
  • Must be at least 16 years of age as of June 12, 2017
  • Must be able to provide transportation to/from Southwest Airlines Headquarters 
  • 3.0 or above cumulative GPA (preferred)
  • Classroom experience with Microsoft Office Suite
  • Ability to work on a team and individually
  • Involvement in extracurricular activities preferred
  • Quick learner, self-motivated, respectful, courteous, and able to work in a fast-paced environment

Stay tuned as we announce Departments for upcoming years!  

We love that you’re interested in pursuing a high school internship with us! To get started, please be prepared to provide responses on the following: Courses taken/GPA, Leadership/extracurricular activities, prior job experience, and reason for applying.
Aviation Days
 
This day-long camp was designed as an opportunity to educate and inspire 3rd – 8th grade students about the aviation industry. This hands-on event is sure to excite youth about the potential careers in our industry! In case you miss this year's sign-up window, please stay tuned for future Aviation Days! 

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Sign up  today for 2018 Denver Aviation Day! 
 

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