TDS Telecom offering unique summer internship

Individuals 16 and older can learn telecommunications trade

TDS Telecommunications LLC (TDS®) is looking for individuals over 16 years old who would like to test out an interesting and rewarding career. The Field Service Technician (FST) Internship Program is a paid internship that provides people on-the-job-training in the telecommunications industry.

The FST program matches interns with mentors who teach them about our cutting edge, fiber-to-the-home technology as well as the importance of great customer service. Interns assist with on-site installation, troubleshooting, repairs, and maintenance activities of telecommunications products, services, and equipment provided to TDS Telecom customers.

“This internship is a worthwhile experience for young adults who are looking for something different,” said Kit Beyer, director of External Affairs and Communications. “The program gives these interns a taste of a fulfilling position at a leading-edge technology company.”

This is the third summer for the FST internship program. TDS Telecom kicked off the program with a dozen interns in four states. Now the company is looking to hire more than 30 interns across 14 states. Last year, 10 interns enjoyed the job so much they moved into full-time positions.

“We’re proud of the success of this internship program and hope we can attract even more people into it,” said Beyer. “We also have dozens of internships for college students, but this is the only one geared toward young adults and individuals looking for a new career.”

Field Service Technicians generally work Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. until 5 p.m. local time. Flexible hours and schedules are available, including a start date. Associates ages 18+ scheduled to work 20 or more hours a week have access to medical insurance, Health Savings Account (HSA) options, 401 (K) plan, and sick time benefits.  A driver’s license is not required.

TDS is 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. Interested groups can reach out to Associate Manager of Talent Acquisition Kelly Cromwell at

To learn about the career opportunities at TDS, visit the following link:

Media Contact: Kit Beyer | Director - External Affairs and Communications | TDS Telecom | 608-664-4428 |  

TDS Telecommunications LLC (TDS Telecom/TDS®) delivers high-speed internet, TV entertainment, and phone services to a mix of small to mid-sized urban, suburban and rural 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 3,600 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

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