Intern With Intent!

The U.S. Cellular® Intern with Intent! Program:

  • Offers our interns experiential learning from project-driven work.
  • Invites diversity and innovation into the organization from the fresh perspective and energy of our student interns.
  • Establishes a pipeline of future talent for our organization.

Intern with Intent! Program Details:

  • 10 weeks full time: June to August
  • Exposure to our Dynamic Organization
  • Networking with other interns and business professionals
  • Competitive pay based upon level of education
  • Exposure/Interaction with senior executives
  • Opportunities to build better communities through outreach programs
  • “Intentee” Awards: Top intern contributor awards

What our Interns Say about Us

Click on one of the names to hear about the experiences our interns have had at U.S. Cellular.

Nathan H. Part 1
Nathan H. Part 2
Mona S.
Payal M.

Is a U.S. Cellular Internship Right for You?

Interning with an organization like U.S. Cellular can lead to great results, not just for U.S. Cellular but for each intern as well. But before you jump in, it’s best to determine that this is indeed the best place to maximize your skills. The process begins with some simple, well-thought-out preparation. Here are a few things you can do to make sure this is where you belong—and make this experience even more influential on your career:

Learn all you can about us on social media platforms.

The more information you have about U.S. Cellular, the better prepared you’ll be to determine whether you’d like to intern here. And if you proceed with our program, this knowledge will make a difference during your internship, and help you find your true calling. Your goal should be to determine what you hope to achieve regarding your career development.

Determine how you’d like to develop as a person.

Consider the skill sets you’d like to gain. Ask yourself if you achieve them with U.S. Cellular. And think about the personal abilities that could use some improvement. If you’d like to move forward with the internship, develop a plan to enhance your effectiveness in the areas that matter most to your success. The best way to keep track is to make a list, check off your goals, and watch your progress throughout your internship.

Speak with former interns.

If possible, talk with fellow college students who have participated in a U.S. Cellular internship. It’s a great way to learn what to expect of the experience and determine if it’s a good fit for you and your goals.

What to Expect of Your Internship

Is a U.S. Cellular internship something you’d like to pursue? Then it’s time to take the first step toward success. That means learning what you can expect of us, and what we’ll expect of you. Our Intern with Intent! Program provides you with the opportunity to truly learn our business with first-hand experience. You will apply your knowledge and skills as you participate in business-impacting work over the course of the summer. Here are some of the resources and activities we offer to help make your time with us productive, exciting, and fun.

Program Components

We’re committed to making this experience as positive as possible. Your leader and other team members/mentors will be available to provide guidance and support throughout the summer. In addition to the vital projects that you will be assigned to, you will have opportunities to learn about other areas and departments. Your successful internship will include the following program components:

+ Goal-Setting/Personal Development Plan:
You will create an Individual Development Plan and set clear goals at the start of your experience, capture your activities, and track your results. Your objectives will include goals for your personal development and goals for key success indicators of your department.
+ Leader Meetings:
These opportunities to check in will be designed to discuss your ongoing success as well as any challenges or needs as you proceed through the summer. Your leader will calendar periodic one-on-ones with you.
+ Results Tracking:
You and your leader will monitor and track the results attributed to your contributions. Those results will be compiled and reported to executive leadership.
+ Performance Review:
As you wrap up your internship, your leader will also schedule and complete a final performance review.
+ Intern Portal:
U.S. Cellular has designed an interactive portal to enhance the overall internship experience. You will be encouraged to visit the portal each day to check for program updates, engage with your fellow interns and leaders, and post pictures from your experience.