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 at

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.

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.
College Internships

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

College Interns and full-time Employees are eligible for free, unlimited space-available domestic travel and unlimited space-available international travel to any location to which 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 will depend on the particular internship or position and its requirements.

Internships at Southwest Airlines
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!

2021 Internship Information We are currently evaluating and re-imagining our program for the future. If you would like to be notified of our next internship posting, please fill out the form that pertains to you. We'll make sure you're one of the first to know!
Career development
At Southwest, you'll take away more than just project experience and bullet points for your resume—you'll also have the opportunity to network and develop key professional skills.
We make this possible for you by providing: 
•    Opportunities to hear from Senior Leaders
•    Professional development classes
•    Service projects throughout the semester
•    An Intern mentor
•    Career exploration chats 
•    The Gallup CliftonStrengths Assessment
•    And more

Diversity and inclusion

The Campus Reach Team is committed to championing diversity and inclusion at Southwest Airlines, and we strive to create an internship experience that embraces the differences of all Interns. 

Southwest Airlines recognizes, respects, and values differences. By fostering a Culture that embraces and utilizes our diversity, we create competitive advantages in Teamwork and innovation that contribute to our overall success.

Be sure to visit our
Diversity page to learn more about how Southwest champions diversity throughout our Company.  

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! 
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 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.  
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 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 inall 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.