Need-to-Know Info About the U.S. Cellular® Internship Program:
10 weeks, full time: June to August
Competitive pay based on level of education
Experiential learning from project-driven work
Opportunities to build better communities through outreach programs
Networking with senior executives, business professionals and other interns
A say in your development plan and peers that will fill your journey with learning and fun
What Our Interns Say About US
Accounting/Finance Apply your Accounting or Finance degree to Accounting, Finance, Financial Services (including Real Estate Services), Marketing, and Sales Operations. In Finance, you’ll also find careers in Data Analytics, Project Coordination and Procurement. Each matters to the behind-the-scenes success of our organization.
Business Administration You can apply your Business Administration degree within any one of several functional areas: Customer Care & Financial, Sales or Corporate & Operations Support, to name a few. Each ensures the highest levels of customer satisfaction and return to the business.
Communications U.S. Cellular Public Affairs develops and delivers communications strategies that promote our commitment to social responsibility and its impact on the communities we serve. Check out our Corporate & Operations Support careers to find a possible fit.
Computer Science/IT Information Services is the technological backbone of the U.S. Cellular system, delivering better services through effective use of our technology and an understanding of customer needs. Many roles in Information Technology, Engineering & Network Operations require experience in E.E., application development, computer science or IT.
Engineering Engineering is our network's eyes and ears, ensuring that our coverage is even and consistent. Given that many of our roles require experience in E.E., application development, computer science or IT, check out each of the following categories when you search for jobs: Information Technology, Engineering & Network Operations.
Human Resources If you have a degree in HR, you can play a major role in our success. Because talent drives us forward. When you search for HR careers, you might find roles in Compliance, Learning & Organizational Development or Talent Acquisition.
Marketing Your marketing knowledge can help us build market share, build our brand, and create customer loyalty. You’ll use research and analytics, product management, frontline communications, and customer acquisition and retention to move the needle. Search careers in Corporate & Operations Support as well as Sales.
Sales You can apply your degree to a variety of roles on our Sales team including Retail Wireless Sales Consultant, Business Account Sales Executive, Wireless Solutions Architect, Business Devlopment, Store Manager or Sales Manager. Each role is designed to ensure the highest levels of customer satisfaction and return to the business.
Supply Chain / Operations Search career opportunities within Corporate & Operations Support for positions such as Buyer, Inventory Analyst, as well as roles in forward logistics and reverse logistics.
Why A U.S. Cellular Internship Is Right For You
• U.S. Cellular has been recognized as a Top Ranked internship in Media & Telecom as well as Tech & Engineering by Vault.com in 2017, 2018 and 2019.
• Our core values match yours. Read more about our culture here: Who We Are
• We’ll help you succeed. Leaders will work with you to help you develop both personally and professionally so that upon graduation, you’ll be better equipped for a possible full-time opportunity with us!
What to ExpectIs a U.S. Cellular internship something you’d like to pursue? Then take the first step toward success: Learn what you can expect of us, and what we’ll expect of you. Program Components Your leader and other mentors will provide guidance throughout the summer. In addition to assigned projects, you will have opportunities to learn about other areas and departments. The following program components will be part of your internship:
Real-world, professional career experience where team input and participation is essential. U.S. Cellular is an energetic and challenging work environment where individual development is needed to drive superior results, not only for the organization, but for the individual intern or associate.
Networking with full integration into our corporate culture, the Dynamic Organization, including a 2-day networking and learning event with executives and leaders in our Chicago headquarters location.
Top Intern Contributor Scholarship recognizes superior contributions to the team, quantifiable results, individual initiative and personal development. Award winners receive a $1000 scholarship to assist with college expenses.
What areas of U.S. Cellular offer internships?
Rewarding internships are offered within the following areas:
Information Technology (IT), Engineering, Finance/Accounting, Human Resources, Marketing, Sales/Operations
Where are your internships located?
Most of our internships are in the greater Chicago, IL area (in or near our corporate headquarters), though some will be located across our footprint nationally in Iowa, Oklahoma, Tennessee and Wisconsin, etc.
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 start?
The 10-week full-time summer internship program begins in early June and runs through early-August.
How do I identify internship opportunities and apply?
Available internships are posted on uscellular.com. Start by reviewing our career site, joining our talent network, and creating your personal candidate profile. Then apply for internships that match your educational background and career objectives.