More Than Just a Job Description

Priceless Experience

At TDS, interns earn competitive wages while gaining priceless experience to prepare for full-time positions. No matter what department you intern with, there are endless opportunities to collaborate with employees in other departments. There are also many opportunities to be part of projects that may fall outside of your field of interest—providing ample chance to learn about careers you may not otherwise encounter.

As an intern at TDS, some of the many benefits include:

  • Competitive pay
  • 401(k)
  • Flexible scheduling—full-time during the summer, or part-time if you prefer, with reduced work hours during the academic year
  • Two paid hours per month to participate in the Intern Employee Resource Group activities
  • Casual dress
  • Free covered parking if you drive; no car, no worries, TDS is directly on bus lines
  • Fifteen minutes from downtown Madison and the UW-Madison campus
  • Opportunity to join the TDS team

Core Company Values

TDS has a set of core company values, including:

  • Maintaining Integrity
  • Placing team above self
  • Investing in people
  • Inspiring a sense of urgency
  • Being a good citizen

These values are proudly displayed throughout the company. They are a critical part of our corporate culture and central to achieving our missions of delighting customers, championing economic development, growing rapidly, being the market leader, and innovating and improving.

Intern Opportunities

Intern Turned Full-Time

Mike Wanta started interning in the Communications department in October 2016. He was hired as a full-time employee in June 2017.

"During my time as an intern with the communications team, my colleagues made me feel like a vital part of the team and the company. I had the chance to learn, share ideas, meet with peers, join new groups, and talk with leadership all while gaining experience.  My work contributed to the success of the team, department, and company. The inclusive culture is one of the main reasons I seized the opportunity to join TDS as a full-time employee. Though it's only been a few months, I haven't looked back. I'm still learning and growing, but continue to feel that I'm a valued contributor."

Jim Butman

Jim Butman

President & CEO, TDS Telecom

"TDS is dedicated to providing a valuable intern experience that prepares students for a full-time career. We appreciate all the fresh ideas they bring to the table while learning how to develop and apply their skills. Their role is critical to driving innovation and making TDS a great place to work. I think we often learn as much from them as they learn from us."