Southwest Airlines Co.

Political Communication Intern - Fall 2018

Job Locations US-TX-Dallas
Posted Date 2 weeks ago(2/12/2018 9:00 AM)
Requisition ID
2018-21964
# of Openings
2
Category
Corporate
Post Ending Date
3/17/2018
Department
35-Communication & Outreach

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.

Responsibilities

The Political Communication Intern will work with the Community Affairs and Grassroots Team. This Team works within the Communication and Outreach Department. They manage relationships with Community Partners, lead cross-Departmental Internal Teams for local outreach, and train Employees on how to be constituent advocates for Southwest Airlines to their local elected officials.

 

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

 

Tasks include, but aren’t limited to:

 

-Assisting with the planning and running of special events

 

-Writing, editing, and updating forms and other documents for use internally and externally

 

-Generate reports on information needed by various Team Members for day-to-day use

 

-Attend and record information in meetings and provide recaps to the Team

 

-Communicate with outside sources, vendors, Teams, and Internal/External Customers via

personal contact, telephone, and written correspondence

Qualifications

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.

 

EDUCATION:

 

Progress towards degree with major/minor in Political Science, Government, Communications, Public Administration, Business Administration, or other related degree required.

Minimum junior level at start of Internship.

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

Maintained 3.0 or above cumulative GPA.

 

EXPERIENCE/SKILLS/KNOWLEDGE:

 

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 manage time and multiple tasks effectively.

Excellent oral and written communication skills required.

Proficient in Microsoft Office Applications (PowerPoint, Excel, and Word).

Previous writing experience preferred (press releases/factual writing).

Previous part-time job or Internship experience preferred.

Worked on a political campaign or worked as an Intern or Staff Assistant to an elected official preferred.

Involvement in campus organizations, clubs, or extracurricular activities preferred.

Previous Leadership positions are a plus.

Event planning experience a plus.

Intern may be required to work a flexible schedule.

Travel may be required for this Internship including multiple day stays at various event or work locations.

This Internship may require Business Professional attire for specific events or work functions.

 

PLEASE BE PREPARED TO PROVIDE THE FOLLOWING INFORMATION (IF REQUESTED):

  • Resume
  • Unofficial transcript
  • Essay entitled, “Why Southwest Airlines” (Length determined by author)
  • Two letters of Recommendation

TIME COMMITMENT:

  • Fulltime 40 hours/week

PAY:

  • $15.00 per hour + flight privileges

OTHER INFORMATION:

  • This Internship is located in Dallas, Texas at the Southwest Airlines Headquarters building.
  • In order to apply, you must submit your application online at southwest.com/careers.

Southwest Airlines is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

 

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