Tuesday, November 17, 2009

Communications Intern, Southwest Airlines (Summer 2010--Deadline 11/30/2009)


Minimum Requirements

Basic Qualifications:

  • High School Diploma, GED or equivalent education required.
  • Must be at least 18 years of age.
  • Must have authorization to work in the United States as defined by the Immigration Reform Act of 1986.


  • Progress towards degree in Public Relations, Corporate/Mass Communications, or Journalism
  • Minimum Junior status or above
  • To be eligible graduation date must be at the end of the semester in which you plan to intern or at least one semester post-internship
  • Maintained 2.5 or above GPA


  • Part-time jobs
  • Participation in trade/industry organizations, community involvement, and/or school clubs
  • Proficient with Microsoft Office Applications
  • Must have knowledge and skills in using social media platforms (Twitter, Facebook, YouTube)

Skills and Abilities:

  • Ability to work independently and the willingness to function as a part of a Team
  • Ability to coordinate multiple tasks and complete assignments with tight deadlines
  • Ability to manager time and multiple tasks effectively
  • Oral and written communication skills

Please be prepared to provide the following information (if requested):

  • Brief Cover Letter
  • Resume (one-page)
  • Unofficial School Transcript
  • 100-word Essay entitled: Why Southwest Airlines
  • One writing sample – published or un-published (no academic papers, please)
  • Letters of Recommendation (optional)

Time Commitment: Part-time minimum 16-20 hours per week

Pay: $10.00 per hour + flight benefits

Location: Dallas, TX, relocation at your own expense

All students must apply online at www.southwest.com/careers

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