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.

England, London

20-week paid internship programme.

RLaunch Program
Canada, Toronto, United States, New York

Direct hire program for individuals who have been out ot the workforce for at least one year. 

Career transition management programme for women professionals who have taken a break.

Senior Community Service Employment Program
United States, Massachusetts

Non-profit that helps workers age 45+ return to the workforce. Four week minimum, temporary employee who is older and under/unemployed and looking for a job.

United States, New York

Parental leave programs, extended leave programs (up to 3 years) with networking and skills-maintenance programs.

Internship programme for individuals who have taken a career break.

Stay Connected Bursaries
England, London

Financial support to cover cost of registration, accommodation and/or care provider to attend a Biomedical Society conferences, workshops or training days to make it easier for people on a career break to remain engaged with the science community and return to work. Must be a member of the Biochemical Society.

iRelaunch originated and co-leads the STEM Reentry Task Force with the Society of Women Engineers, in which 7 global engineering companies are piloting paid reentry internship programs in 2016 for returning engineers and technical professionals. The companies include IBM, General Motors, Intel, Booz Allen Hamilton, Cummins, Caterpillar, and Johnson Controls, Boeing, Dell, Raytheon, United Technologies, Aerospace and Asurion. Men and women eligible to apply.

STEM Returner Circle
United States, New Jersey, New York

One day event on November 13, 2018.

Take 2
Canada, United States, Arizona, Georgia, Michigan, Texas

12-week paid internship program for returning engineers. Inaugural cohort began April 2016. 

Take Two
India, Bangalore

12 week program for individuals who have taken a career break.

Tech Re-Entry Program
Brazil, Canada, United States, California, Massachusetts, Minnesota, New York, North Carolina, Texas

12-week paid apprenticeship for technical professionals returning to work after a career break of 2 years or more. 

The Mom Project
United States, Georgia

The Mom Project places educated professionals in roles ranging from short-term and project-based work to permanent positions with employers throughout the United States. Began 2016.

The Mom Project
United States
University of Florida
United States, Florida

Physician Reentry: Two to three days with final report 8 to 10 weeks later. Post Licensure Assessment System exams, simulated patients, standardized patients. Cost varies; dependent on assessment needs. Ongoing.

India, Bangalore

Customized three-week boot camp. 

Walmart Labs Return to Work
Arkansas, United States, California, New Jersey, Virginia

Porgram for individuals who have been out of the workforce for at least 2 years. 

Wealth Management Return to Work Program
United States, California, Georgia, Illinois, Michigan, Texas, Washington

10 week program for individuals who have taken a career break of at least 2 years.

Web Development, Design, Marketing
United States, Massachusetts

12-week program to help build the technical skills, culture skills, and network to get hired in the startup community. Scholarships available.

Welcome Back
United States, California, Missouri, Texas

10 week program for individuals who have been out of the workforce for at least two years. 


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A 5-Phase online workbook and support program to help you go from relaunch readiness assessment to negotiating your benefits package. Your self-paced tool for returning to work. 

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

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