Communications Intern

TDS Telecom

TDS Telecommunications LLC (TDS Telecom/TDS®) delivers high-speed internet, TV entertainment, and phone services to a mix of rural and suburban communities throughout the U.S. With 1.2 million connections, TDS is a rapidly growing technology company. Powered by fiber-optics and new industry-leading technologies, TDS delivers up to 8 Gigabit internet speeds and offers internet-protocol based TV entertainment solutions along with traditional phone services. TDS also offers businesses VoIP advanced communications solutions, dedicated internet service, data networking, and hosted-managed services. Visit

TDS Telecom, headquartered in Madison, Wis., employs 3,400 people and is a subsidiary of Telephone and Data Systems, Inc. [NYSE: TDS], a Fortune 1000® company. Founded in 1969, Telephone and Data Systems provides wireless, broadband, video and voice; and hosted and managed services to approximately 6 million connections nationwide through its businesses: UScellular, TDS Telecom, and OneNeck IT Solutions. Visit

Position Details

Communications Intern
Southwest Wisconsin
Madison, WI


This is your chance to gain real-time experience in communications while finishing your degree! Our Communications Internship has been developed to help you shape your career in PR and communications.

Work Schedule:

This is a full-time summer internship, starting May/June 2024, working 30+ hours per week with the option of working 10 to 15 hours a week during the fall and spring semesters.


This position will be remote, working out of our Madison, WI office. The selected candidate will need to be within a 2-hour commuting distance to Madison, WI to drive into the office for events, team functions, and group projects.


The base pay rate offered for this position is expected to be $17/hour.

What Sets TDS Apart?

TDS has a laser focus on our customers that is supported by a great culture driven by the TDS mission and shared values. TDS strongly believes in partnering with local communities throughout the country and encourages all employees to participate in volunteer opportunities.

Intern Resources:

Our interns partner with seasoned professionals to help with executing high-priority company projects and day-to-day operational activities. As an intern, TDS offers you:

  • Prioritization of your professional development from in-depth training. 
  • A key focus on internal promotions 
  • Competitive compensation 
  • Emphasis on ethics and promoting a healthy life/work balance with a business casual work environment 
  • Encouragement to volunteer for local charities and university activities, and community events 
  • Access to an Intern Associate Resource Group (ARG). This group’s purpose is to support you by providing extra resources for development, opportunities for internal advancement, and forums to connect with other interns throughout the company. ARG meets once per month to allow you to hear from other interns about their projects, as well as leaders within our organization about their team. They host networking events to grow your connections within the organization with the goal of finding full-time employment by your graduation.

As a Communications Intern at TDS Telecom, you will have the opportunity to:

  • Build your portfolio writing for multi-media formats (e.g., blogs, internal and external stories about TDS associates, and social media) 
  • Work directly on TDS Telecom Communications initiatives and gain hands-on experience in a variety of PR areas 
  • Join a network of interns as part of TDS’ Intern Associate Resource Group, with opportunities for leadership 
  • Contribute social media content, maintenance and strategies for various properties including Instagram, Facebook, Twitter 
  • Learn from professionals in other TDS departments

Required Qualifications:

  • 3+ semesters in the study of PR, Marketing, News Media, or Communications.

Other Qualifications:

  • Strong written and verbal communication skills. 
  • Knowledge of AP Style. 
  • Excellent computer skills and social media savvy. 
  • Experience with Microsoft Excel, Microsoft Word and Canva. 
  • 1+ years computer experience.

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