INTERN - Testing & Innovation (Summer 2018)

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

CenturyLink’s 10-week summer internship is designed to measure a candidate’s proficiency with software and hardware application/firmware development. Applications include, but not limited to, IoT, Bio/engineering, etc. Will be an extended part of the core innovation team currently responsible for creative integrated product and infrastructure based solutions. The work provided as part of this opportunity is expected to advance the learning and awareness of how robotics can be integrated into the cloud. There will be a 10-week plan which will be developed, execution of that plan, weekly updates, review and end-of-program presentation to a large interdisciplinary audience. Program details will be shared with the selected candidate.

Job Description

Must-Have Qualifications

  • Python programming experience 
  • Arduino, Raspberry Pi or similar project experience
  • Pursing a Bachelor's degree in an IT-related degree program such as CIS or Computer Science
  • Currently enrolled full-time at a 4-year accredited College or University
  • Will be in a post graduate degree of undergraduate status of at least a Junior at the time of the internship
  • 3.0 or above cumulative GPA
  • Available to work at least 30 hours per week
  • Reliable transportation during the internship


Preferred Qualifications/experience

  • Electrical engineering experience 
  • C/C++ Programming experience 
  • JAVA
  • KSH
  • Wireless transmission protocols and/or concepts
  • Security threat assessment




Alternate Location: US-Louisiana-Monroe

Requisition #: 175422

This job may require successful completion of an online assessment. A brief description of the assessments can be viewed on our website at 

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Full time
Monroe, Louisiana 71203, US