About U.S. Cellular Internship Program

U.S. Cellular is the fifth-largest full-service wireless carrier in the United States, providing national network coverage and industry-leading innovations designed to elevate the customer experience. The Chicago-based carrier offers coverage where the other carriers don't and a wide range of communication services that enhance consumers' lives, increase the competitiveness of local businesses and improve the efficiency of government operations. U.S. Cellular has the Highest Wireless Network Quality Performance in the North Central Region, according to J.D. Power, and 99 percent of customers have access to 4G LTE speeds. 

U.S. Cellular's Internship Program operates, across our enterprise footprint for a  10-week summer program, under the primary premises:

  • To invite diversity and innovation into our organization through the fresh perspective and energy of our student interns.
  • To establish a pipeline of future talent as we look to transition interns into full-time associates upon their graduation.
  • To provide experiential learning to each intern to bolster their individual courses of academic studies in preparation for specialized careers upon graduation.

We pride ourselves in  attracting the highest caliber of intern by offering:

  • Competitive pay based upon the level of education completed.  Hourly rates range between $19.00 (undergraduate) to $32.00 (2nd year Masters) per hour.
  • Top Intern Contributor Scholarship recognizes superior contributions to the team, quantifiable results, individual initiative and personal development.  Award winners receive a $1000 scholarship to assist with college expenses.
  • Full integration into our corporate culture, the Dynamic Organization, including a 2-day networking and learning event with peers, executives, and leaders in our Chicago headquarters location.
  • Real-world, professional career experience where team input and participation is essential. U.S. Cellular is an energetic and challenging work environment where individual development is paramount to drive superior results not only for the organization but the individual intern or associate.


U.S. Cellular strategically partners with select colleges/universities nationally as well as focuses on schools that are:

  • Geographically located within our footprint so students don't need to travel far to stay close to home or school.
  • Offering majors in  disciplines that are a match for both students and our business needs.
  • In areas where increasing brand recognition can instill curiosity for students that may not know we are a top place for employment.
  • Inclusive; attracting students as diverse as the communities we serve.

We remain engaged at many universities across our footprint that offer programs in disciplines that meet our organizational needs for education in Accounting/Finance, Engineering, HR, I.T., Marketing, Operations, Sales and Supply Chain like: 

DePaul University

Illinois Institute of Technology (IIT)

University of Illinois at Chicago (UIC)

University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

Iowa State University

University of Iowa

Indiana University

University of Michigan

University of Tennessee-Knoxville

University of Wisconsisn-Madison

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U.S. Cellular Internship Program

  • Patricia Gonzalez Macias, Talent Attraction Programs Manager
  • U.S. Cellular
  • Phone: 262-522-5429


  • Number of Interns: 21 to 50
  • Compensation/Benefits: Paid
  • Duration: 6 to 12 weeks; June through mid-August
  • Academic Level: College Sophomores, College Juniors, College Seniors, Recent College Graduates, Graduate Students, Business School Students