Southwest Airlines Co.

  • Technical Writing - Central Publications Intern - Summer 2019

    Post Begin Date 2 weeks ago(10/1/2018 8:55 AM)
    Requisition ID
    Airport Code
    Employment Type
    18-Regulatory Programs and Compliance
  • Overview

    We are committed to provide our Employees a stable work environment with equal opportunity for learning and personal growth. Creativity and innovation are encouraged for improving the effectiveness of Southwest Airlines. Above all, Employees will be provided the same concern, respect, and caring attitude within the organization that they are expected to share externally with every Southwest Customer.



    Assist the Central Publications Team to draft, edit, research, produce, print, and distribute written material critical to the operation of Southwest Airlines.


    Proofread and edit revisions based on changes in Company policies and procedures; Federal Aviation Administration requirements; and other industry factors.


    Work with structured authoring tools.


    Perform regular aircraft audits in various cities to ensure aircraft documents are present, current, clean, and properly placed.


    Interact with other departments to verify that written communication is consistent across multiple documents and communication channels.


    Assist Publications Specialists and Technical Writers with special projects.



    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.




    Major in Communications, Journalism, Technical Writing, or English required.


    Interest in Technical Writing is preferred.


    Minimum sophomore level.


    To be eligible must be currently enrolled as a full time student (minimum 12 credit hours).


    Maintained 2.5 or above cumulative GPA.


    Experience Preferred:


    General Interest in Aviation field a plus.


    Proficient with Microsoft Office Applications, specifically Word and PowerPoint.


    Experience with Adobe Acrobat preferred.


    Web design/Framemaker background is a plus.


    Experience in XML is preferred.


    Experience in technical writing/editing preferred.


    Skills/Abilities/Knowledge/Work Style:


    Excellent written communication skills required.


    Ability to work independently.


    Interest and aptitude for technical writing.


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




    Unofficial transcript.


    “Why Southwest Airlines” essay (Length determined by author.)


    Letters of Recommendation.


    Two writing samples- published or un-published.


    Time Commitment:


    Full Time- 40 hours per week.


    This position requires travel.




    $15.00 hourly + flight privileges


    This internship is located in Dallas, Texas at the Southwest Airlines Headquarters building.


    All students must apply online at


    Southwest Airlines is an Equal Opportunity Employer .


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