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.
 

General

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

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

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.

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

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

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

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. 

SapientNitro
 
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.

Variable length internship program for returning professionals with unique parameters established for each participant.

Financial, General

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

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