Campus Reach

College internships

College Interns not only gain business experience in their particular field, but also experience the famous Culture that makes the Company 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 domestic 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, but you’re also paid! 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 doesn't accurately represent all features of the current internship program.
Take a closer look at the Campus Reach Program video

2023 Internship Snapshot

Our 2023 internship opportunities mirror the Southwest Airlines Team’s various workplace flexibility models. Some internships are fully onsite and others are a virtual or hybrid model. Please read each job description to understand the Team’s expectations.

2023 Internship Information Session

Join our Campus Reach Team for an informational session on Monday, September 12 from 5 p.m. to 6 p.m. CT. for those interested in learning more about the internship program. We'll provide an overview of the program, share tips and tricks for applying, and answer any questions.

Interested in early Technology career opportunities?

Individuals early in their career development may be interested in joining our Technology Department. Click the "learn more" button to read about which jobs are designed for individuals early in their technology career, and how we support you during your career journey!

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