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Explore your options and discover your path: New Professionals, Co-ops, and Internships


In the US we offer students exposure to the latest technologies and industry challenges in telecom today.

With North America being home to Bell Labs headquarters, you will find here many opportunities to work with, be mentored by top researchers, and collaborate on today’s key technical challenges. We have established relationships with the top universities and research institutes around the world. Our research executives actively foster and expand those collaborations to build lasting relationships.

The best ideas are created in dynamic work environments, where everyone’s contribution is valued. That’s what we offer. With our internships and co-op positions offered in several fields, we provide the opportunity to combine theory and practice.

Benefits for New Professionals

  • Pension Plan - Cash Account Program
  • Medical and dental coverage
  • Leave of Absence
  • Life insurance and AD&D Company-paid
  • Supplemental life and AD&D insurance
  • Health care and dependent care Flexible Spending Account
  • Pre-tax commuter and parking benefits
  • Savings/401(k) Plan
  • Paid time off for holidays and vacation
  • Employee Stock Purchase Place
  • Tuition Assistance Place
  • Adoption assistance
  • Employee Assistance Program/Work Life Resource Program
  • Voluntary benefits

Benefits for Students

We are open to students seeking boundless networking opportunities. Our top roles:

Do you have a different skill set? We’re open to unique minds like yours - explore more opportunities for students and graduates in the US.

Summer internship

Nokia’s summer intern program is a 10-week program where you will be able to spend your summer working with one of our teams. Each summer we bring students from all over North America who receive project-focused assignments and challenging objectives consistent with their career goals and education level.


Co-op program

Under the Nokia Co-op program, you will be able to take what you learn in the classroom and apply it to real-world projects. Co-op program positions typically are a flexible programs allowing you to continue your education while getting practical hands-on experience in your field of study.

Connect personally with Lindsey, Armia, Charles and Steve, Nokia Insiders from the US, and ask questions about life at Nokia

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The Student Recruitment Process

We run 3 hiring cycles for student positions each year. The terms start in January, May, and September but we start posting for these positions 4-6 months in advance of the start date. The process can vary based on each position’s needs, but here is the typical hiring process:

1. Apply

Submitting a completed application is the first step in the process.

Explore Early Careers roles in the US


2. Tech/Non-tech Interview

Candidates selected to move forward in this next phase will typically have a 1-step 30-minute virtual interview with employees and/or a manager from the hiring team. If it is a technical role, depending on what position you are applying for will depend on what types of questions will be asked. There might be a basic technical test. Don’t worry we are not looking for right or wrong answers but your knowledge and how you respond.

3. Decision

Congratulations, you made it this far! Candidates who are successful are contacted by one of our trusted Campus Talent Attraction Partners to start the offer process.


Life at Nokia in the US

NextGEN EPiCX Orientation, Dallas

NextGEN Networking Happy Hour, Dallas

NextGEN Networking Breakfast, Dallas

NextGEN baseball game outing, Murray Hill

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US or Canadian Applicants: Nokia is committed to ensuring our online application process provides an equal employment opportunity to all job seekers, including individuals with disabilities. If you are an individual seeking assistance on employment opportunities or to apply for an open job posting and you need a reasonable accommodation, please send an email to:

Nokia is an equal opportunity employer that is committed to diversity and inclusion. At Nokia, employment decisions are made regardless of sex, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, race, ethnic origin, color, creed, religion, national origin, citizenship, age, marital status, physical or mental disability, genetic information or ancestry, protected Veteran or military status, or other characteristics protected by law.