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.


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



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. 

United Kingdom


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


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


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

Florida, Georgia, Illinois, New York, Canada, United Kingdom


Paid 12-week reentry internship program in the advertising field, including technical/digital updating.


12-week, full-time or part-time internships in technical and support functions within the construction industry, open to professionals with a career break of two years or more. Began in 2016.

Career transition management programme for women professionals who have taken a break of 6 months or more. Minimum 500 hours engagement spread over 5-6 months.

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

Virgin Megastore Middle East. 4 participants in inaugural cohort 2015/4 hires..

Financial, General

UBS Career Comeback
New York, Switzerland

Financial, General

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



12-week paid internship program for lawyers in the Allen & Overy Alumni network on an extended career break to return to professional roles in the legal profession.

Re-entry platform that matches experienced lawyers returning to the profession with law firms nationwide for a one-year, paid training contract. Overview of legal technology and coaching advice provided as part of program. Application required. 


Medtronic Careers 2.0
Arizona, California, Minnesota


6 month paid internship program for those individuals who have taken at least a two year career break and want to get back in the workforce.

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.

Paid 16-week clinical nurse residency program with progressively independent functioning in the clinical area as a key component.

Non Profit & Social Enterprise

Non Profit & Social Enterprise

We are currently in the third year of our program designed to assist long-term unemployed that are over the age of 50 and meet certain financial criteria. We assist our clients with the job search process, and provide funding for a 13 week internship.  Upon locating a full-time position for the client, we pay an hourly salary for 32-40 hours of employment a week, for up to 13 weeks. The program objective is to facilitate a smooth transition for the employer and intern into the full-time position beyond the 13 weeks.


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