Career Re-entry Programs

This is a list of all career re-entry activity that we have been able to document since we started documenting back in 2008. Any career re-entry program that has run even one time is listed. We also have filters so you can filter by "active" and "paid corporate career re-entry programs" to see what programs continue to be active. Alternatively, you can go to our "Paid Corporate Return to Work Programs Around the World" for an easy access list of active programs. That list is not as comprehensive as the filtered list below. 

Background: There has been an explosion of career re-entry programs since 2004, when the topic of career re-entry began to gain steam in the media and as a research topic for academics. At iRelaunch, we have been tracking career re-entry programs of all kinds since 2008. Our first list included 57 programs worldwide, at universities, employers, government agencies, professional associations, non-profits and foundations. Only nine of these 57 programs, or 16%, existed prior to 2004. Domestically, six of 43, or almost 14%, existed prior to 2004.

In 2012, iRelaunch Chair and Co-Founder Carol Fishman Cohen authored our report on the growing use of mid-career internships or internship-like experiences as an effective vehicle for professionals to return to work after time away. This report was the basis for her seminal HBR article "The 40-Year-Old Intern," which was the first to recognize the emergence of mid-career internships and to predict the proliferation of formal corporate reentry internship programs. 

Carol described the phenomenon as "quietly emerging" at the time. Not anymore. We have seen a huge uptick in the number of corporate re-entry internship programs, in addition to corporate career re-entry programs that are event-based or feature direct-hire opportunities with transitional support. Global hubs of career re-entry program activity center in the U.S., U.K. and India. Shoutout to Women Returners for their work in the UK career re-entry space and their list of U.K. programs which is a helpful resource for us in compiling this list. 

Some programs that are no longer running were designed to only run once, while others might have been intended to run longer but did not. Note we don’t double count programs that are offered jointly between a school and a company, or an association and a company, although we list them separately. 

Help us keep the list current and accurate! Please contact us at info@irelaunch.com to let us know about additions or corrections to the list. For expert advice on starting, refining or sourcing a re-entry internship program, please click here.

Cummins RePower Return-to-Work Program
Indiana
Engineering

6-month paid reentry internship program for returning engineers. Inaugural cohort begins August 2016.

Application Date: Closed
Program Date: September-March 2018
Active
NIH Research Supplements to Promote Re-entry into Biomedical and Behavioral Research Careers
Maryland
Healthcare, Biotech & Pharmaceutical

Program provides administrative supplements to existing NIH research grants to support individuals with high potential to re-enter an active research career after taking time off to care for children or parents or to attend to other family responsibilities.

Active
GE Restart
Bengaluru
Other

The Program focusses on hiring Women with a minimum 4 years of work experience and who have taken a career break of minimum one year.

Active
Dublin
Financial Services & Insurance

10 week paid program for individuals who have been out of the workforce for at least 2 years.

Application Date: Closed
Active
Fidelity RESUME Program
California
Connecticut
Florida
Illinois
New Jersey
Financial Services & Insurance, High Tech

16-week paid internship for professionals who have taken a career break of at least 2 years. 


Active
Accenture ReSUME Programme
England
Engineering, Financial Services & Insurance, High Tech, Non-Profit, Public Sector

4-month paid programme for individuals who have been out of the work force for at least 2 years.

Application Date: Closed
Program Dates: February-May 2019
Active
Capgemini Return @ Capgemini
England
Consulting, High Tech

6-month program for individuals who have taken a career break of at least 2 years. 

Applications Date: Closed
Program Date: May 2018
Active
Boeing Return Flight Program
Missouri
Oklahoma
Washington
Engineering

16-week reentry program for individuals who have taken a career break of at least three years.

Active
GE Return to Career Program
Egypt
Consumer Products, Engineering, High Tech, Legal

10-week Reentry Internship. Locations: UAE, Egypt, Turkey, Saudi Arabia, Algeria. 8 participants in inaugural cohort/4 hires.

Application Date: Closed
Program Date: April 2017
Active
Allen and Overy Return to Law
England
Legal

12-week paid internship program for lawyers who have taken a career break.
 

Application Date: Closed
Program Date: January 2016
Active
Glyndwr University (Wrexham Campus, Wales) Return to Practice in Nursing
Wrexham
Healthcare, Biotech & Pharmaceutical

This short course is aimed at nurses in northeast Wales currently not active on the Nursing and Midwifery Council (NMC) Register. Course duration is three to six months on average, depending on the needs of the student.  For info, email j.jacobsen@glyndwr.ac.uk

Active
Allegheny Health Network RetuRN To Practice Program
New York
Pennsylvania
Healthcare, Biotech & Pharmaceutical

12-week program for individuals who have taken a career break. 

Active
Intel Return to Tech Program
California
Engineering, High Tech

6- to 9-month reentrty internship program for returning technical professionals. Rolling admissions..  

Active
Morgan Stanley Return to Work
Hong Kong
London
Bengaluru
Mumbai
Glasgow
Maryland
New York
Financial Services & Insurance

12-week paid internship in roles across the firm. 

Application and Program Dates:
Budapest: November 10, 2018 deadline for February - May, 2019 program
Glasgow: October 13, 2019 for February 2020 program
Mumbai and Bangalulru; London: Applications closed. Program runs March - May
Hong Kong, Baltimore, New York: Applications closed. Program runs February - May
Active
KPMG Return to Work
Birmingham
London
Manchester
Financial Services & Insurance

12-week program for individuals who have taken a career break of at least 18 months.

Application Date: Closed
Program Date: January 2017
Active
Return Path Return to Work (was Returnship)
United Kingdom
Colorado
New York
High Tech

22-week program for individuals who have taken a career break. Began in 2014

Active
BEVA Return to Work Courses
Healthcare, Biotech & Pharmaceutical

The BEVA has introduced new CPD courses for equine and mixed vets returning to equine practice after a break from clinical work.

Program Date: March 12, 13, 27 and 28, 2019
Active
Facebook Return to Work Program
California
Washington
Engineering

16 week program for individuals who have been out of the work force for at least 2 years. 

Application Dates: Open
Program Date: August 2019
Active
Deloitte Return to Work Program
Melbourne
Sydney
Consulting, Financial Services & Insurance

20 week, 4 days a week, paid reentry program for individuals who have been out of the workforce for at least 2 years. 

Application Date: Open
Active
Jewish Vocational Services Return to Work Program
Michigan
Non-Profit

We assist our clients with the job search process, and provide funding for a 13 week internship.

Active

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