TDS Telecom now hiring field services interns in Dane County, Wisconsin

Interns, age 16+, to receive on-the-job training, learn telecommunications trade

TDS Telecommunications LLC (TDS®) is expanding its unique internship program for individuals over 16 years old. The Field Service Technician (FST) Internship Program is a paid internship that gives people the chance to work with cutting edge, fiber-to-the-home technology and learn about career opportunities in the telecommunications industry.

The FST program matches interns with mentors who provide them with valuable on-the-job experiences. Interns assist with on-site installation, troubleshooting, repairs, and maintenance activities of telecommunications products, services, and equipment provided to TDS customers. They ultimately gain a valuable understanding of the importance of customer service.

“This internship is a great opportunity to learn about our growing industry and get a taste of a fulfilling position at a leading-edge technology company,” said Kit Beyer, director of External Affairs and Communications.

TDS kicked off the FST Internship Program last summer with a dozen interns in four states. The first-time effort was extremely successful, with many interns either continuing with the company or expressing interest in doing so. TDS hopes to provide at least 40 internship positions during the spring or summer months nationwide. The first opportunities are being offered in Dane County, Wisconsin.

“TDS has a documented history of associate advancement and retention,” said Beyer. “There’s no such thing as a dead-end job at our company: there are endless opportunities to learn, grow and build a lifelong career at TDS.”

TDS is also encouraging local schools or community partners to contact the company to learn more on how to get involved and help recruit individuals for this worthwhile opportunity for the spring or summer terms. Interested groups can reach out to TDS Talent Acquisition Strategist Mindy Begenat, Mindy.Begenat@tdstelecom.com.

To apply for FST Internship Program or learn more, visit the TDS Careers page or visit the following link: https://external-telecom-teldta.icims.com/jobs/18301/field-services-internship/job.

 

 

 

Media Contact: Missy Kellor | Associate Manager - Communications | TDS Telecom | 608-664-4836 | missy.kellor@tdstelecom.com  

TDS Telecommunications LLC (TDS Telecom/TDS®) delivers high-speed internet, TV entertainment, and phone services to more than 1,000 rural, suburban, and metropolitan communities across 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 2 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 tdstelecom.com.

TDS Telecom, headquartered in Madison, Wis., employs 3,000 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 as well as hosted and managed services to approximately 6 million connections nationwide through its businesses: UScellular, TDS Telecom, and OneNeck IT Solutions. 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 tdsinc.com.

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