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.
 

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Macquarie Returner Program
 
New York, Pennsylvania

12 week paid program.

12 week paid programme began in September 2016 for individuals who have taken a voluntary career break of at least 2 years and is continuing in 2017. 20 week 2018 programme begins September 2018. 

3 month paid programme began in March 2016 for individuals who have taken a voluntary career break of at least 18 months. The programme will continue in 2017.

This is a three-month paid placement that helps people who have taken a career break return to work. 

MetLife ACT 2
 
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.

10 week paid returnship programme starting February 2017 for individuals who have taken a voluntary career break of at least 2 years.

10 week paid program in both Moody's Analytics and Moody's Investment Services divisions, and non-tech and tech internships. 

Morgan Stanley Return to Work
 
New York, United States, Bangalore, Mumbai, India, United Kingdom

12-week paid internship in roles across the firm. 

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

PFM Returnship
 
Pennsylvania

Paid internship program from winter 2017 - spring 2018

A firm-wide initiative to bring in professionals to the tax and audit practices from January - April.

12-weeks paid internship program. Piloted September-December 2015.

Santander Returnships
 
United Kingdom

20 week paid internship programme.

Paid 12-week internship. Piloted 2015. For people who have been out of the workforce for 2 years or more. Continued in 2016 and 2017.

Three-month paid internship program for individuals who have been out of the workforce for at least two years.

13-week paid professional internship, requiring at least an 18-month career break.

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.

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UBS Career Comeback
 
New York, Switzerland

16-week paid internship, 3-days/week to full time. 

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

The 2016 programme "Back On Target" is a 12-16 week paid internship for women who have taken a career break of at least 2 years.

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