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:


Digital Media Intern

Role Description

Reporting to the Web Content Team within the Marketing Department, the Digital Media Intern’s primary duties will be to assist with the development and curation of content for websites and social media channels managed by SXSW, LLC. The intern will help craft blog and social media copy, edit video clips for sharing, and assist with archiving past SXSW content. Additionally, the intern will help source photos, track analytics, and assist in scheduling/monitoring on all platforms.

Event Staffing & Resources (ES&R) Internship

Role Description

The SXSW Event Staffing & Resources Department is seeking several Individuals to engage 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 relating to the production of a large scale event.

Event Staffing & Resources (ES&R) Internship – Music

Role Description

The SXSW Event Staffing & Resources Department is seeking an individual to assist in the coordination of music venue volunteers. The intern will support the coordination of almost 1,000 music venue volunteers. The intern will be responsible for weekly projects including: assisting volunteers through the volunteer sign-up process, volunteer scheduling, supporting social and training events, 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.

Software Development Team Intern

Role Description

The SXSW Tech Department is seeking an intern to assist in the support and maintenance of various software products including SXSW.com, SXSW Cart, SXSocial, SXSchedule, etc. The internship will focus on internal and external technical support, evaluation and testing of software, and general administrative duties.

SXSW EDU Digital Media Internship

Role Description

The SXSW EDU Team is seeking a self-motivated digital marketing intern for the 2018 SXSW EDU Conference & Festival. SXSW EDU cultivates and empowers a community of engaged stakeholders to advance teaching and learning.

This intern will assist in the execution of various daily tasks in multiple digital channels including website, social media, advertising, video and search marketing. The intern will be responsible for weekly learning projects, including developing and executing blogging and social media campaigns, researching the latest related trends and copy editing marketing content. Data entry and administrative tasks related to SXSW EDU marketing will be required. This position will provide a wide range of experience in regards to the production and promotion of a large scale event.