• GIS Mapping Intern

    Job Locations US-WI-Madison
    TDS Telecom
  • Overview

    Please note:  This is a year round internship. Must be able to commit to at least 15 hours a week.


    About TDS:

    TDS Telecommunications Corp. (TDS®) is the seventh largest telecom provider in the U.S. For more than 40 years, the company has been connecting people with high-speed Internet, phone, and TV entertainment services in hundreds of rural, suburban, and metropolitan communities across 31 states. Today, TDS has more than 1.1 million equivalent access lines in service and 2,700 employees. Business customers select from the latest technologies, including: VoIP (managedIP) phone service, dedicated Internet, data networking, and hosted-managed services.


    Why Join #TDS?

    Are you ready to join a high-energy team focused on driving our practice to the next level? Do you thrive in a fast paced environment? Do enjoy working on a number of projects simultaneously and interacting with people at all levels? If you are looking for an excellent learning opportunity, consider joining our team!


    An internship at TDS provides an opportunity to:

    • Gain Hands-on experience working on multiple projects
    • Access to a wide variety of software and hardware programs
    • Competitive compensation
    • Flexible scheduling: full-time during the summer, or part-time if you prefer, with reduced work hours during the academic year
    • Free covered parking at our west-side location at 525 Junction Road. Bus lines #15, 73 and 74

    At TDS, we don’t just invest in the success of our customers, we also invest in the success of our community.  Local presence and connection to our community is vital to who we are at TDS.

    TDS has a laser focus on our customers that is supported by a great culture driven by the TDS mission and shared values.  TDS strongly believes in partnering with local communities throughout the country and encourages all employees to participate in volunteer opportunities.  In 2016 TDS had 546 employee volunteer and contribute in their neighborhoods



    GIS Mapping Internship Highlights

    In this role students will:

    • Develop scripts that will automate of tasks within the GIS software and TDS data model. Develop dashboards that will be used for non-GIS personal to query data.
    • Normalize files with TDS standard Map scales levels, Symbology, Parcel data sets.
    • Analyze and correlate data from a variety of sources to be linked to features.
    • Develop databases for managing a verity of project data and data entry in to the database.


    Required Qualifications

    • 1 + semester of GIS (must have received passing grade)
    • Familiarity of ESRI / ArcGIS 10.x (desktop; mobile is a plus)
    • MS Office (Word, Access, Excel)


    Other Qualifications

    • Currently pursuing (or recent graduate)AA, BS, or BA degree in Geographic Information System (GIS)
    • Web Application Programming Interface (API)
    • C+ programming experience
    • Java, Python, and HTML5 experience desired
    • MS Access database creation and design
    • Strong technical aptitude, including the ability to quickly and efficiently learn applications, systems, policies and procedures
    • Excellent interpersonal skills, including strong verbal and written communication
    • Ability to work both independently and on team assignments


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