The U.S. Cellular® Internship Program Details:

  • 10 weeks full time: June to August
  • Offers our interns experiential learning from project-driven work, intentionally preparing you for future employment in our organization
  • Competitive pay based upon level of education
  • Invites diversity and innovation into the organization from the fresh perspective and energy of our student interns
  • Opportunities to build better communities through outreach programs
  • Networking with other interns, business professionals and senior executives
  • Top intern contributor awards

What Our Interns Say About Us

Click on a photo to hear about the experiences our interns have had at U.S. Cellular.

Nathan H. – Information Systems Architecture Intern
Intern Tours, by Nathan H. – IS Architecture Intern
Mona S. – Enterprise Testing & Quality Assurance Intern
Payal M. – Incentive Compensation Services Intern


What ​areas of the ​company ​offer internships?

U.S. Cellular offers rewarding internship opportunities within the following areas:
  • Information Technology (IT)
  • Engineering
  • Finance/Accounting
  • Human Resources
  • Marketing
  • Sales Operations

Where are U.S Cellular internships located?

The majority of our internships will be in the greater Chicago area (in or near our corporate headquarters). Select internships will be located across our footprint nationally.

When are internship opportunities posted?

We begin recruiting in the early fall for the following summer’s class of interns.

When are Interviews conducted and offers made?

Interviews begin as opportunities are posted online. Offers are made through early spring.

When does the program actually start?

The 10-week full-time summer internship program begins in early June and runs through mid-August.

How do I identify internship opportunities and apply?

All internships accepting applications are posted on Please familiarize yourself with our career site and join our talent network. Once you have established your personal candidate profile, we encourage you to apply for those internship openings that match your educational background and future career objectives.

What to Expect of Your Internship

Is a U.S. Cellular internship something you’d like to pursue? Then it’s time to take the first step toward success. That means learning what you can expect of us, and what we’ll expect of you. Our Internship Program provides you with the opportunity to truly learn our business with first-hand experience. You will apply your knowledge and skills as you participate in business-impacting work over the course of the summer.

Program Components

We’re committed to making this experience as positive as possible. Your leader and other team members/mentors will be available to provide guidance and support throughout the summer. In addition to the vital projects that you will be assigned to, you will have opportunities to learn about other areas and departments. Your successful internship will include the following program components:


You will create an Individual Development Plan and set clear goals at the start of your experience, capture your activities, and track your results. Your objectives will include goals for your personal development and goals for key success indicators of your department.

Leader Meetings

These opportunities to check in will be designed to discuss your ongoing success as well as any challenges or needs as you proceed through the summer. Your leader will calendar periodic one-on-ones with you.

Results Tracking

You and your leader will monitor and track the results attributed to your contributions. Those results will be compiled and reported to executive leadership.

Performance Review

As you wrap up your internship, your leader will also schedule and complete a final performance review.

Intern Portal

U.S. Cellular has designed an interactive portal to enhance the overall internship experience. You will be encouraged to visit the portal each day to check for program updates, engage with your fellow interns and leaders, and post pictures from your experience.