Paid Internships

Did you realize that internships are not only for recent college graduates?

Progressive companies offer paid internships to attract top-caliber professionals after a career break. 

Programs range in length from weeks to months and in compensation from stipends to salaries.
 

Consulting

Deloitte Encore Program U.S.
 
California, Georgia, Illinois, Massachusetts, Minnesota, New Jersey, New York, Pennsylvania, Virginia

 
Consulting

11-week paid internship program. Participants assigned to a client engagement. Access to Deloitte’s leader development curriculum. 


 
Consulting

Pilot 12-week return to work program beginning in 2017.


 
Consulting

2015 paid 12-week pilot internship programme for women at senior management level who have been out of the workforce for at least 2 years. The programme expanded to 20 weeks in 2016 and will run 20-25 weeks in 2017.


 
Consulting

7 week program for individuals who have taken a career break of at least one year and want to get back in the workforce.

PwC "Back to Business"
 
United Kingdom

 
Consulting

16-week paid internship with IT and other support.


 
Consulting

Extended leave program for PwC employees who take a career break and want to return several years later.

York Solutions Barriers to Entry Program (B2E)
 
Illinois, Minnesota, Missouri

 
Consulting

Professional development and training program.

Education


 
Education

Paid, support based program, for those seeking to reenter the Education field. 

11-month, full time, post graduate programme for relaunchers.

Engineering

Amey Returners Programme
 
United Kingdom

 
Engineering

12 week paid programme began in May 2016.

LinkedIn REACH
 
California

 
Engineering

REACH is a 6 month paid apprenticeship program for programming and coding roles within the LinkedIn functional engineering team. Note, a computer science background is not a prerequisite.


 
Engineering

12 week paid internship programme for those individuals who want to reenter the workforce after a career break. 

Financial

Part- and full-time roles in accounting and finance; both short- and long-term opportunities offered. Began 2015. 


 
Financial

Reconnect offers jobs to former women employees (2+ years of full-time employment) who have been on a career break for 1-5 years. Began April 2014.

Three one-day workshops, executive coaching and access to employees and experts from Bank of America/Merrill Lynch. Twenty places were available in the 2012 inaugural class. At that time, individuals who have taken a career break of three years or more to care for family members are eligible.

The 2016 Programme, which piloted in Charlotte, NC in 2016, includes a one-day Conference for 60 participants, two full-day workshops for 30 of those participants, and a 10-week pilot internship with BofA Merrill for small number of successful candidates. Eligible applicants must have been out of the workforce for one year or more.


 
Financial

10 week paid internship program for individuals who have had at least 5 years continuous work experience and a minimum or a 1 year career break. Began in September 2016


 
Financial

12 week paid internship for individuals wanting to reenter the workforce after a career break.

3 month paid programme began in January 2016 for individuals who have taken a voluntary career break of at least 18 months.

Credit Suisse Real Returns
 
New York, Mumbai, Pune, India, Switzerland, United Kingdom

 
Financial

Paid 12-week employment program began 2014. Participants work on a short-term assignment in one of the Credit Suisse business areas in New York, London, Zurich or India. Continued in 2015 and is still running.

The Back2Business Program is a pilot program of the Financial Women's Association. Participating companies are BMO Capital Markets, Deloitte, New York Life and PGIM, the Global Investment Management Businesses of Prudential. Paid internships at each company will be offered in a range of functions in the NY tri-state area in 2017. Men and women eligible to apply. Minimum 5 years in financial services and career break of at least 2 years.

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