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College Recruiting

Finance & Accounting Leadership Development Program

Full Time:

The Finance Leadership Development program is a full-time opportunity for highly motivated and talented individuals, with finance and accounting-related backgrounds, to develop the skills needed for a leadership role within Windstream.

Participants work alongside a series of finance and accounting teams. During each new rotation the participant is immersed in that teams’ operations and procedures. Management level mentors are assigned to each participant to provide special training, exposure to philanthropic activities, team builders and special projects.


The Finance internship program provides an opportunity to dive into the business on day 1 by learning technical and soft skills and networking with senior management. During this real-world summer program, our interns develop both personally and professionally while enjoying our relaxed, collaborative culture. Interns come in as a group and are assigned individually to a manager. We create an intern family with an opportunity to stand out individually. Each week our interns are doing something new, networking, and learning a new skill. Interns are also considered for full time positions after completion of the summer program.

When we interview & hire: Fall Semester

Position Location(s): Little Rock, AR

Eligibility Requirements:

  • Senior level hours for full-time positions
  • Junior level hours for internships
  • 3.2 + GPA requirement
  • Willingness to relocate to Little Rock, AR
  • Currently pursuing a Accounting, Finance, MIS, Data Analytics, or other finance-related degree

Interested in the Program?

Come see us at your school’s career fair or learn more here or check out our Facebook and Instagram pages for more information. You can also contact us directly at

Information Technology Program

The Windstream IT Internship program submerges participants in the fast-paced world of software development. The program equips participants with real-life experience and skills necessary to succeed in IT and it gives candidates the opportunity to build connections and showcase their talents to managers who may be hiring for full-time positions.

IT Interns work alongside seasoned professionals in one of several cutting-edge areas of technology, including Big Data, Artificial Intelligence, and Robotics. The intern developer will learn to deliver software using Agile methodologies, gain exposure to continuous integration/deployment and cloud-based computing, and learn to deliver software that is designed to protect itself from outside threats.

Here are a few other perks of being an IT intern at Windstream:

  • Pair programming: don’t go at it alone – while working alongside another intern you will help each other solve problems
  • Team builders: get to know other interns by participating in fun activities
  • Mentors: receive coaching and mentorship that will guide you through daily functions and help you navigate the corporate environment

Eligibility Requirements:

  • 3.0 + GPA requirement
  • Currently pursuing a Computer Science, Management Information Systems or related degree plan

When We Interview & Hire: Fall Semester

Program Term: May to August with the possibility of extension into the school year

Position Location(s): Little Rock, AR and Twinsburg, OH

Interested in the Program?

Submit a resume by joining our College Network or via email. We will reach back in the Fall if your resume is a match.

Engineering Development Program

The Windstream Engineering Development Program (EDP) offers participants an opportunity to receive mentorship from senior leaders and exposure to a variety of Windstream’s Engineering workgroups.

This rotational program is customized to align with the skills and interests of each participant. EDP participants develop a variety of engineering skills needed in the telecom industry.

If you are preparing for a career in Engineering organization including Voice & Applications Engineering, IP Engineering, Transport Network Engineering, Facilities Engineering, Broadband Engineering, Outside Plant Engineering, Network Business Intelligence, Network Operations and Architecture & Technology, then this is a great opportunity for you!

When We Interview & Hire:

We recruit in both the Spring and
Fall semesters.

Position Location(s):

Evansville, IN, Charlotte, NC, Greenville, SC, Lexington, KY and Little Rock, AR

Eligibility Requirements:

  • Full-time positions: Seniors – Must graduate by Spring Semester (December and/or May graduates)
  • Summer Internships: Must have completed Junior level hours by Spring Semester and preferably be one year or less from entering the workforce
  • Currently pursuing a degree in Electrical Engineering, Civil Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Industrial Engineering, Material Science Engineering, Computer Science, Computer Information Systems, Information Technology and/or related majors
  • 3.2 + GPA requirement

Why Windstream?

Corporate Culture that fits with today’s trends- Don’t want to wear a suit to work every day? Well, how about jeans every day with the occasional option for shorts? At Windstream, we’re anything but the typical uptight corporate environment- we believe that collaboration and the ability to work with all groups at all levels within the company is the best way to get the job done!


  • Sign-up to our college network; This will allow our recruiters to contact you if you match new internships or a position suited for recent graduates.
  • Always read the job description to ensure that you understand what each position entails, and what skills the hiring manager is looking for in the requirements.
  • Don't forget to attach an updated resume with the skills you hold and listed in requirements. Recruiters even like to see a tailored resume for that specific job.
  • Make sure you note your expected graduation date and when you are available for full-time positions (if that time frame is different). It is also helpful to list your geographic locations (cities, states) preferences.
  • Networking majors – Look at jobs that are titled Spec I-ERC Data Tech, Spec I-CSMB Data Tech, Spec I-ERC Transport Tech, and Spec I-CSMB Transport Tech. Greenville SC, Charlotte NC and Fairport NY are the major hiring hubs for these tech teams.
  • Finance, Business & Marketing majors- Check out job titles noted as an Analyst 1 or Analyst 1/2.
  • IT and Computer Science majors- Consider jobs titles such as Software Engineer 1, System Analyst 1, or IT Analyst 1.
  • Engineer majors - Review job titles notes as Engineer 1.
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