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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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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A.T. Kearney’s Encore Program is a 10-week paid returning professional internship program designed to help talented, experienced professionals re-enter the workforce after an extended career break. Internship includes personalized goals and objectives, customized onboarding plans, tailored training and continuing education curriculum, engagement with senior leadership, and a personal mentor. 


 
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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.


 
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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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21 week paid programme beginning April 24, 2017 for individual who have taken a voluntary career break of at least 2 years.

8-10 week programme began in September 2015.

Enfield Council Programme, Career Returners, is a paid six month program for both male and female candidates who have taken a career break of at least two years. Starts May 3, 2017.

EY Reconnect Programme
 
United Kingdom

 
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12 week paid programme began in September 2016 for individuals who have taken a voluntary career break of at least 2 years.

GE Restart
 
Bangalore

 
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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.


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


 
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Starting in 2016 a 3-6 month paid internship for women who have been out of the workforce for at least 6 months.

Began in 2014 a 12-24 week paid internship for women who have been out of the workforce for at least 1 year.

GTB/Elevate
 
Michigan

 
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GTB runs its ten-week paid reentry program "Elevate" on a quarterly basis in its Dearborn, MI location. The program gives professionals with at least a two-year career break the opportunity to re-start their careers in the advertising industry.

6 month returnship program for experienced professionals who have taken a career break of 2 or more years.

Programme for women with at least two years of experience who have taken a career break. 

HitReturn
 
United Kingdom

 
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HitReturn is a multi-company program. Participating companies are Centrica, Mars and Vodafone with coaching support provided by Women Returners. Paid 12-week internships at each company are offered in a range of functions. Men and women are eligible to apply. Minimum career break of at least 2 years. Began 2015 with first cohort in 1Q 2016.

Programme focusing on women wanting to return to the workforce after a career break.

 

PayPal ReCharge
 
United States, India

 
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18 week paid internship for women who have been out of the workforce for 1-2 years.

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3-month paid reentry internships for individuals who have taken at least a 2-year career break. Launched 2017.

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