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Southwest Airlines

Southwest Airlines has posted its Fall 2018 Intern positions. The Revenue Management department has approximately five competitive internship openings under the current posting. The posting is now available for those students who qualify and are interested and can “Live the Southwest Way.” Please have your top competitive students apply at the following link: Revenue Management Intern for one of the following positions (tracks).
Internship Opportunities
·         Market Pricing Strategy Analyst
·         Market Strategy Analyst (Inventory/Yield Management)
·         Operations Research Performance and Strategy intern positions
The Revenue Management department is looking for juniors and seniors who are motivated and passionate about U.S. airline commercial business, Yield (inventory) management, pricing, and analytics to participate in this internship. This exciting Internship will consist of training at Southwest Airlines Co. headquarters, in the Revenue Management department (Dallas, TX location only). This internship is an opportunity for participants to learn to conduct market research and analysis, as well as make presentations on the airline’s competitive position and micro-market revenue performances. The internship has individual tracks that stretch across three unique teams (job functions): Market Pricing Strategy, Operations Research Performance and Strategy, and Market Strategy Yield (also known as Yield Management).
Market Pricing Strategy
The Market Pricing Strategy team is responsible for determining and filing all the price-points for all possible itineraries.  Market Pricing Strategy is one of the sub-teams within the pricing function, which also include the Global Pricing team, Tactical Pricing team, and the Tariff Rules team. During the course of the internship participants may do the following types of projects: a market pricing restructure project, present at monthly market reviews in front of the Senior Revenue Management leadership team, actively participate in market pricing performance reviews, and make pricing recommendations to Revenue Management senior leadership.
Tools commonly used are: Microsoft Excel, PowerPoint, and Access; Teradata SQL; MIDT; Diio Mi; and Air Price
Operations Research Performance and Strategy
The Operations Research Performance and Strategy team is responsible for analyzing and managing data inputs for the Revenue Management primary demand forecasting tool (PROS; Passenger Revenue Optimization System). During the course of the internship, participants will work on both challenging and complex quantitative projects that allow Southwest Airlines to improve its demand forecast and optimization accuracy.
Tools commonly used are: Microsoft Excel (VBA), PowerPoint, and Access; Teradata SQL; Alteryx; Tableau; PROS (Passenger Revenue Optimization System); and R
Market Strategy Analyst (Yield Management)
The Market Strategy Analyst (Yield Management) team forecasts the demand for passenger bookings and determines the number of seats available for sell at each price point, offered to customers. During the course of the internship participants will conduct market research and market review projects and either take actions, make recommendations, or present findings to Revenue Management Senior leadership. Participants may be assigned additional ad hoc projects.
Tools commonly used are: Microsoft Excel and PowerPoint; PROS; Tableau; Alteryx; Diio Mi; and Air Price
This internship is very competitive, as it will engage interns in revenue and market management responsibilities, as well as the opportunity to learn complex revenue enhancing strategies and tactics on actual Southwest Airlines competitive markets. Select interns will manage live markets in an effort to enhance revenue. Students are welcome to email me a copy of their resume (, along with which internship position they would like to express interest. Candidates will need to apply at Revenue Management Intern to be considered.  The minimum grade in college to be considered is the junior level. Please have your students review the intern job posting for additional information about the Internship (duties, responsibilities, qualifications, pay, time commitment, location, education requirements, etc.). In addition, see the attached brochure to learn more about the internship program, and other unique opportunities at Southwest Airlines Co. If you or your students have any questions about the internship, they are welcome to email me at
The Internship job postings will close on March 16, 2018. Again, these are highly competitive Internship positions that have the potential for contingent fulltime employment for U.S. citizens after college graduation with a Bachelor’s degree. Your students’ prompt attention is important, as we will not extend the posting to apply for the internship beyond the scheduled close date. Letters of recommendations and examples of analytical project work are encouraged for a competitive application. Such items should be shared with the interviewing team, at the interview phase for candidates who are selected.

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Name of Organization

Southwest Airlines

Type of Opportunity

Internships / Externships