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Internship Application

A current resume is all that is needed to apply on  If you move forward in the interview process, you will be asked for your transcripts, two letters of recommendation, and a "Why Southwest?" essay.   Certain positions may also ask for additional information at the interview stage, such as portfolios, writing samples, or examples of project work.


Semester Internship Dates Approximate Application Period
Spring Jan. - May Apply in Sept.
Summer May - Aug. Apply in Oct.

*Please check our Job Listings for more information as dates can change.

Yes, students can apply for those positions for which they are interested and qualified.  We recommend that students only apply for positions that best relate to their coursework or major or are relevant to their work experience.  An applicant must meet all requirements to be considered.

You will not be able to view the job description after the application period ends, so you may want to print or save a copy of the job descriptions for which you apply.

Unfortunately, we cannot consider you for our internships if you do not apply during the application period. All applicants must apply through

Yes, everyone will be contacted with a status update letting you know if you were selected to move forward in the process or not, and you will hear from us separately for each position for which you have applied.  We may contact you either by phone or by email, so please be sure to check the email account you provided when you applied. 

Once the application period closes, it may take a couple months for our Team to review resumes, conduct phone screens, and select candidates.  (Positions move at different paces, so it depends on the position--applicants for one position may be contacted within a couple weeks, while it might be a couple months before someone would hear back from a different position.)

We would suggest that letters of recommendation come from someone who has worked with you during your education, previous employment, or volunteer work such as your professors, previous supervisors, or organization sponsors.

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