Southwest Research Institute

About Southwest Research Institute

Southwest Research Institute (SwRI) - San Antonio, Texas

Southwest Research Institute, founded in 1947, is an independent, nonprofit, applied research and development organization dedicated to pursuing innovation while benefiting humanity. We pursue over 4,000 projects a year including our own internal research and development.

Our San Antonio, Texas campus has 1500 acres of state-of-the-art facilities and lab space to create and design in. The SwRI family consists of more than 2600 staff members within nine technical divisions. We pursue projects from deep sea to deep space, and everything in between! Join us on a journey of discovery. Our multidisciplinary teams tackle the toughest challenges - from self-driving vehicles to drug discovery to cybersecurity - and beyond.

Comprised of nine unique divisions, the collaborative spirit runs deep at the SwRI campus. Our founder envisioned an environment where engineers and scientists could come together to benefit humanity. We have full time and internship positions available in a broad scope of engineering and computer science applications. Check out some of the applications below:

Machine learning methods in Biomedical & Healthcare
Human Performance Solutions
Machine Vision & Autonomous Robotics
Automation Solutions
Automated Driving Systems & UGVs
Industrial Robotics & Automation
Perception Technologies for Dynamic Environments
Energy & Environment
Methane Leak Detection
Mass Spec Data Analysis
Data Analytics

Complex Data Analysis
Science Operations & Data Analysis
Data Analytics & Machine Learning
Avionics and Support Systems
Aircraft security
Defense Systems Engineering
Signal Processing

If you are interested in our applied R&D beyond the Earth, look into our Space Science and Engineering Division

For more than three decades, Southwest Research Institute (SwRI) has been a recognized leader in space science research as well as in the development of spacecraft instrumentation, avionics and electronics for government and industry. A traditional strength of the Space Science Department is the design and fabrication of instruments for the in-situ measurement of space plasmas, the dilute ionized gases that populate the space environments of the Earth and other solar system bodies, as well as interplanetary space.


Applications Analyst Intern

July 2022 San Antonio, TX
“Supervisors were very friendly and helpful. Both independent time to work on my own projects and joined collaborate efforts on ongoing projects. Team building was encouraged and created an environment that allowed me to feel comfortable to learn and do.”

Electronics Technician

March 2018 San Antonio, TX
“Great environment with tremendous learning opportunities.”
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