INTERN- Network Planning (Summer 2018)

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Date: Oct 4, 2017

Location: Monroe, LA, US, 71203

CenturyLink (NYSE: CTL) is a global communications and IT services company focused on connecting its customers to the power of the digital world. CenturyLink offers network and data systems management, big data analytics, managed security services, hosting, cloud, and IT consulting services. The company provides broadband, voice, video, advanced data and managed network services over a robust 265,000-route-mile U.S. fiber network and a 360,000-route-mile international transport network. Visit CenturyLink for more information.

Job Summary

As an Intern, you’ll work on real-world projects and initiatives that will allow you to grow both personally and professionally.  You’ll be partnered with an experienced mentor who’s highly skilled in their respective discipline.

Intern assignments within Global Planning, which is part of Global Operations, generally last for 10 weeks.  During this time, Interns have exposure to personnel and leaders within our Global Planning team and across Global Operations departments including Operations, Engineering and Customer Care.  Additionally, you’ll have the opportunity to interact with fellow interns. 

Job Description

Job Responsibilities:

Intern assignments within Planning vary across a wide range of disciplines including:

  • Planning or Capacity Management of the Voice, Access, Transport, or Data Network
  • Planning or Capacity Management of Hosting Infrastructure
  • Operations Support of our Financial Customers
  • Scripting and/or Automation of General Planning Tasks, or Capacity Management.
  • Business Process Analysis, and Data Solution Development/Scripting

Interns are hired into one of these disciplines based on availability of positions, location, interviewer’s assessment and applicant preference.


Minimum Qualifications:

  • Must be a Junior, Senior or Graduate Student currently enrolled in a 4 year accredited college or university.
  • Cumulative GPA 3.0 or better.
  • Currently enrolled at a 4-year university 
  • Must be able to work 30-40 hours per week during the 10 week session.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Degree Focus: Business, Computer Engineering, Computer Science, Electrical Engineering, Industrial Engineering, Mathematics, Mechanical Engineering, Systems Engineering, Telecommunications
  • Working knowledge of the Microsoft Office suite (Word, Excel, Outlook).
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
  • Strong analytic, leadership, and presentation skills required.
  • Ability to work well independently, or within a group.
  • Able to complete project assignments within discipline on time and within budget.
  • SQL, Software Development/Scripting, and/or GIS Spatial skills/experience is a plus but not required.


Alternate Location: US-Colorado-Denver; US-Florida-Apopka; US-Louisiana-Monroe; US-Minnesota-Minneapolis

Requisition #: 154120

Please Note: The following posting is for a Project-Based position with a defined start and end date (limited term). Depending on the project, the term of employment will be between 3 and 24 months. The employment end date will be tied to the project end date (although there is no guarantee of continued employment at any point).

EEO Statement

We are committed to providing equal employment opportunities to all persons regardless of race, color, ancestry, citizenship, national origin, religion, veteran status, disability, genetic characteristic or information, age, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, marital status, family status, pregnancy, or other legally protected status (collectively, “protected statuses”).  We do not tolerate unlawful discrimination in any employment decisions, including recruiting, hiring, compensation, promotion, benefits, discipline, termination, job assignments or training.


The above job definition information has been designed to indicate the general nature and level of work performed by employees within this classification. It is not designed to contain or be interpreted as a comprehensive inventory of all duties, responsibilities, and qualifications required of employees assigned to this job.  Job duties and responsibilities are subject to change based on changing business needs and conditions.

Nearest Major Market: Monroe

Job Segment: Network, Telecom, Telecommunications, Intern, Engineer, Technology, Entry Level, Engineering

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