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 Careers Page for information about open positions at SXSW.

Current Internship Opportunities:


Business Development Intern (Sales and Exhibitions Department)

Role Description

The Business Development Internship will provide a hands-on experience working within the fast-paced environment of the Sales & Exhibitions Department of SXSW. The goal of the internship is to provide the winning candidate with a complete perspective on the event industry sales cycle via direct interaction with various components of the department.

The preferred candidate should have an inquisitive streak, a keen attention to detail, and the ability to understand and analyze data trends.

Public Relations Intern

Role Description

The SXSW Public Relations Department accepts up to three for-credit interns each term (Spring, Summer and Fall) from the University of Texas Moody School of Communications. We also accept interns from universities across the greater Austin university system and not-for credit internships from other departments.

During the internship, students will gain significant exposure and experience to all aspects entertainment communications and events production, using many tactics drawn from the communications toolbox. The Public Relations team works directly with media, publicists, talent, distributors, other SXSW departments as well as a wide swath of the entertainment industry. While the tasks and learning opportunities for each internship period will be shaped by its position in the calendar year, learning modules will ensure all interns achieve valuable insights, skills and marketable experience working in the communications shop for a world-renowned event dedicated to helping creative people achieve their goals.

Video Content Intern

Role Description

Reporting to the Associate Creative Director of Video, the Video Post-Production Intern’s primary duties include logging and organizing footage, light editing, maintaining video content on websites and social media channels managed by SXSW, LLC. The intern will help pull selects and soundbites from sessions and Interviews for video projects, edit and add graphics to onsite sessions from SXSW for the web, support the posting and organization of video on YouTube. The opportunity for more advanced editing projects is available.

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