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.
 

2 day program for individuals who have taken a career break of at least 1 year. 

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

Barriers to Entry Program (B2E)
 
United States, Illinois, Minnesota

Professional development and training program for IT workforce.

Various apprenticeships based on employee’s experience and education leading to permanent positions throughout the organization.

Break Through Program
 
England, London

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

Updating classes, coaching, events for members of the ICAEW. Personal coaching by appointment. Fees vary based on membership level.

Career 2.0
 
India

Program for individuals who have taken a career break.

Career Arc
 
United States, New York

Six-month program starts January 2019 (applications open until November 1, 2018). Participants will have a chance to apply to full-time roles at the end of the program. 

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

Career Comeback
 
India, Switzerland, United Kingdom, United States, Connecticut, Illinois, New Jersey, New York, Tennessee

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

Career Re-entry Fellowships
 
Ireland, United Kingdom

2- to 4-year part-time or full-time fellowship for returning research scientists in the European Economic Area who will be doing research in the UK or Republic of Ireland. Must have career break of at least two years and must have had at least two years of post-doctoral scientific research experience before the career break. Applicants must secure a research sponsor and sponsoring laboratory.

Career Reentry Program
 
United States, New York

16 week paid reentry program for individuals who have been on a career break for at leasst 2 years.

Career Reinvention Program Pilot
 
United States, Colorado

Part- and full-time roles in accounting and finance; both short- and long-term opportunities offered. Began 2015. 

Career Relaunch Program
 
United States, New York

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

Career Restart
 
United States

Direct hire for individuals who have been on a career break for at least 1 year.

Career Returners
 
United Kingdom

Program for individuals who have taken a career break of at least 2 years.

11-week paid programme began in April 2016 for individuals who have taken a voluntary career break of at least 2 years. The programme continued in 2017.

6-month paid intership programme for individuals who have taken and extended career break. 

6-month program for individuals who have taken a career break of at least two years.

Career Returns Programme
 
England, London

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

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A mid-career internship is a wonderful springboard back into the workforce.

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