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About the Windstream Finance & Accounting Leadership Program

WFLP is designed to attract highly motivated and talented individuals. Each employee in the program is assigned to a series of teams strategic to the company’s mission and vision. These remote roles require immersion into the company’s financial strategy and adoption of their team’s practices and procedures, as well as provide exposure to upper management. The Finance Leadership Program equips participants for future finance and accounting management roles.


  • Accountability involves taking ownership of situations that you're involved in. Seek to become knowledgeable in all areas of your responsibility.


  • Agility is defined as embracing an organization’s culture, leadership, and strategy. Having the ability to work with insight, flexibility, and confidence in response to challenging and changing circumstances.

Social Intelligence

  • Social Intelligence is the Capacity to know oneself and to know others. Refers to a person's ability to understand and manage interpersonal relationships, seek change, and embrace opportunities to maximize work output.


  • Ambition refers to the internal drive to achieve goals in your professional career. Aspiring to excel in your position(s), and to go above-and-beyond the responsibilities given by management.

WFLP Full-Time Structure

  • Multi-Year Program
    • Start in entry-level position. Graduation is obtained through completion of WFLP Curriculum
  • Job Rotations/Special Projects
    • Exposes member to different management styles and allows them to learn and experience multiple areas of the business
    • Opportunities to expose yourself to a variety of organizations within Windstream and participate in special projects

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  • Activities of the Program
    • Networking Events
    • Philanthropy Opportunities
    • Teambuilding
    • Job Coaching
    • Mentorship Program
    • Training and Professional Development
    • Recruitment
  • Current departments in which WFLP Members are completing a rotation:
    • Accounts Payable • Controller • Interconnect Accounting • Internal Audit-Compliance • Kinetic Engineering • Kinetic-Business Intel • Labor-Property Accounting • Procurement Logistics • Product & Pricing • Revenue Accounting • Sales Operations-Business Intelligence
  • Eligibility Requirements
    • When we Interview & Hire: Fall Semester
    • Senior level hours: Ideal Majors: Accounting, Finance, Economics, MIS, and other Business-related degrees
    • 3.2+ GPA Preferred
    • Remote Positions available
      • In-Person position available in Central, AR

WFLP Internship Structure

Windstream Finance and Accounting Leadership Interns achieve practical corporate business experience while interacting with professionals at all levels of the company and gain an outlook on future career paths. The internship program is a great source of full-time employment for candidates seeking to learn more about Windstream, our business, and career opportunities. Interns will receive mentoring throughout the program from members of the management team and/or members of the Windstream Leadership Program. The program also features a series of informative sessions with Windstream senior executives. Responsibilities will mirror those given to first-year accounting and finance professionals based on workgroup - including the analysis of monthly financial results, creating/booking journal entries, performing account reconciliations, handling of vendor collections and invoice processing and customer circuit quoting. Interns may also participate in the month-end close process, monthly financial reviews, and operational field audits where they will have the opportunity to present results from their area of responsibility to management. Networking, training, job-shadowing, special projects, and team outings are also offered to all interns.

  • Current departments hosting Internship Positions:
    • Revenue Accounting • Labor-Property Accounting • Financial Planning & Analytics • Procurement Logistics • Internal Audit
  • Eligibility Requirements
    • When we Interview & Hire: Fall Semester
    • Junior level hours: Ideal Majors: Accounting, Finance, Economics, MIS, and other Business-related degrees
    • 3.2+ GPA Preferred
    • Remote Positions available
      • In-Person position available in Central, AR

Windstream IT Internship 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?

You can contact us directly at or check out our positions on our Career Page:

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:Fall semester

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

Interested in the Program?

You can contact us directly at or check out our positions on our Career Page:

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!


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