SXSW Internships

South by Southwest offers a broad range of internships. Our focus is to provide a real-life learning experience within the organization, so that students are better prepared to seek employment after graduation.

Looking for a job? See our Jobs Page for information about open positions at SXSW.

Internships That Are Currently Available:


Conference Programming Intern

Role Description

The SXSW Conference Department is seeking an individual to assist in the coordination of over 1,000 conference sessions, as well as other production details and logistics. The intern will be responsible for weekly projects, including helping with event signage, speaker information, and onsite production / logistics. Data entry, phone inquiries, and administrative tasks related to conference management is required. The Conference Department works closely with all departments within SXSW to ensure proper planning and execution of the SXSW event. This position will provide a wide spectrum of experience in regards to the production of a large scale event.

Digital Marketing Intern

Role Description

The SXSW Strategy and Insights Department is seeking an individual to assist with marketing strategy, data collection/analysis, and marketing automation. The intern will be responsible for short and long term projects, including helping the Strategy & Insights team with record keeping, brainstorming, logic design, and a variety of other projects relating to analytics and marketing coordination. Data entry, meeting attendance, and administrative tasks related to marketing management will be required. This position will provide a wide spectrum of experience in regards to the production of a large scale event.

Event Staffing & Resources (ES&R) Intern

Role Description

The SXSW Event Staffing & Resources Department is seeking several Individuals to assist in the coordination of almost 4,000 volunteers, as well as other event planning projects. The intern will be responsible for weekly learning projects, including helping volunteers with the volunteer sign-up process, volunteer scheduling, social and training event planning, and a variety of other projects relating to volunteer and event coordination. Data entry, phone inquiries, and administrative tasks related to volunteer management will be required. The ES&R Department works closely with all departments within SXSW to ensure proper planning and execution of the volunteer plan. This position will provide a wide spectrum of experience in regards to the production of a large scale event.

Innovation Intern (AI)

Role Description

Innovation Group Intern focused on AI: Are you obsessed with the ever evolving and dynamic world of AI platforms and software? Do you consider the industry full of possibilities and new frontiers? Do you often wonder how the creative and commercial sides co­exist and compliment each other?

At SXSW, AI is integral in producing extraordinary experiences for our attendees as well as providing superior services for our clients and partners, who happen to be some of the biggest companies in the world: Bud Light, Mazda, McDonald’s, to name a few. We are striving to create the best SXSW AI enhanced experiences with each event.

The AI Innovation Intern will be responsible for assisting the team by gathering and assembling assigned researched materials to ensure the team members are well informed and up to date on the most recent news, trends, market research, and latest advancements in the field of AI.

The ideal intern must work well within a team, have excellent communication skills and be agile in a demanding environment.

Outdoor Stage Production Intern

Role Description

The SXSW Production Department is seeking a production intern to assist with event production, planning and execution at the SXSW Outdoor Stage at Lady Bird Lake. This will include venue walkthroughs, vendor acquisition, production advancement and onsite production coordination. This is a great opportunity to learn the basics of festival production management from inception to execution and completion.