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.

About our internships

  • All internships are unpaid
  • All interns must be a currently enrolled student at an accredited college or university
  • Preference is given to interns receiving college credit for their internship
  • Most positions require a weekly time commitment and general availability during SXSW week
  • Internships occur in Austin, unless otherwise specified

Current Internship Opportunities:


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 any 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 Intern

Role Description

Reporting to the Associate Creative Director, the Video Intern assists the SXSW video team in the content creation process with duties including but not limited to logging, editing, delivering, and maintaining video content on websites and social media channels.