Creative Copywriter Intern

TDS Telecom

Who is TDS?

TDS Telecom, headquartered in Madison, Wis., employs more than 2,800 people and is a subsidiary of Telephone and Data Systems, Inc. [NYSE: TDS], a Fortune 1000® company. Founded in 1969, TDS Inc. employs 9,400 people and has approximately six million connections nationwide through its businesses U.S. Cellular, TDS Telecom, OneNeck IT Solutions LLC, and TDS Broadband Service. TDS Inc. has been named to several Forbes lists, including America's Best Employers for Diversity, Best Large Employers, and Best Employers for Women. Visit

Position Details

Creative Copywriter Intern
Southwest Wisconsin
Madison, WI

Are you ready to get real, on-the-job opportunities to hone your skills and build a fabulous portfolio? TDS Telecommunications is looking for a Creative Copywriter Intern to create concepts and compose campaign materials in a corporate setting

Use your ability to focus on telling clear and concise stories about our products and how they improve or enhance our customers' lives.Partner with the creative team to produce marketing tactics that appeal to all demographics in our markets across the United States. To be successful, you must have strong written communication skills and a creative mind. In this position, everything to do with communication might come across YOUR desk.

This role includes technical, digital, marketing, and creative writing. Learn about our products and services, help craft our brand story and voice, and create informative, persuasive and meaningful communications.


  • Develop creative, effective direct marketing collateral and digital assets to incent external customers to purchase TDS products and services.
  • Translate technical telecommunications information into customer-focused, benefit and application-oriented copy. 
  • Develop and maintain all documentation and processes associated with copywriting – such as, the disclaimer document and the style guide. 
  • Edit all materials for accurate presentation of TDS product and service information as well as for grammar, spelling, punctuation, telco and pricing information.

Required Qualifications:

  • Ability to work a minimum of 20 hours per week, between 8am-5pm, Monday-Friday.
  • High School Diploma or equivalent.

Other Qualifications:

  • Working toward a degree or interest in journalism, marketing, communications, creative writing, English, or similar.

Work Schedule:

This is a year-round internship (Spring 2021-Spring 2022) and requires at least 20 hours/week during core business hours (Monday-Friday, 8:00am-5:00pm).

Intern Resources:

Our interns partner with seasoned marketing 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 use our education reimbursement program 
  • Encouragement to volunteer for local charities and university activities, and community events 
  • Access to an Intern Employee Resource Group (ERG). 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. ERG 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 opportunities post-graduation.

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