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.

WCM offers up to five annual $5,000 scholarships and paid four-month internships with BMO Capital Markets (in Toronto), National Bank, RBC, and Scotiabank to women preparing to relaunch a full-time career in the Canadian capital markets industry. Must have at least 5-years experience in capital markets or related field. Also includes a WCM mentor and 1-year WCM membership. Began 2012, annual.

Making a Difference through Volunteering and Nonprofit Careers - This resource helps you understand the "importance of volunteer work, how to find volunteer opportunities, and how to transition from volunteering to a career in a nonprofit."

"Back to Business"
United Kingdom

6-month paid internship with IT and other support.

India, United States, California, Illinois, Maryland, Nebraska, Texas

16-week paid internship.



"Women Back to Business"
Switzerland, Basel, St. Gallen, Vevey, Zurich

21 class days spread out over a 12-month period.

3E Initiative
United States, Delaware

12-week paid internship program for individuals who have taken a career break of at least 2 years. 

Accelerated Career Training (ACT)
United States, New Jersey

Educational and workforce development programs that provide job seekers opportunities with encouragement, empowerment, education and inspiration to advance their careers. To gain full access to PSGCNJ’s free services, members are required to join one of six business units that operate the corporation and donate their talent to advance the mission. Volunteering on projects that advance PSGCNJ allows members to regain the seven lost intangibles, while building meaningful relationships with other professionals.

United States, North Carolina

10-week paid internship program. All roles offered through ACT 2 are open positions at MetLife, so successful interns stay in the same role when converting to their permanent status.

Act Two Returnship
United States, California, Connecticut, New Jersey, New York

6 month paid returnship program for individuals who have been out ot the workforce for at least 2 years. 

AGSM Career Comeback
Australia, Sydney

3 day program for individuals who have taken a career break.

Airport Careers
United States, Pennsylvania
Application Engineer Returnship
United States, California

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

United States, New York

A return-to-work job board platform. Began 2016.

Architecture Programme
Australia, Melbourne, China, Hong Kong, England, London, United States, California, New York

3-month paid programme began in April 2016 for individuals who have taken a career break of at least 2 years.

12-16 week program for individuals who have been on a career break for at least 2 years.

Back To Business Programme
England, Leeds, London

7-week program for individuals who have taken a career break of at least one year.

Fall program running three modules over a 3 month period. Taught by Rotman faculty and industry experts. 

Opportunities for individuals who have taken a career break.

Australia, India, Japan, Korea, New Zealand, Singapore

Paid project-based internship, up to six months long with flexible scheduling. Minimum of three-years work experience before career break of two years.

Back2Business Program
United States, New York

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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A 5-Phase online workbook and support program to help you go from relaunch readiness assessment to negotiating your benefits package. Your self-paced tool for returning to work. 

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