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.

Technology Return to Work Program
United States, Illinois, Michigan, Minnesota, Ohio

16 week paid program for individuals who have been out of the work force for at least 18 months

Past program dates: April 2020

The Mom Project
United States
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.

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. 

Past program Dates: September - November 2019

Welcome Back Programme
England, Wales, London

20-week paid programme for individuals who have taken at least a two year career break. September 2018.

United States, Michigan

Return program for individuals who have had five years of engineering experience and who have taken a career break. 

WLD Returner Course
United Kingdom, England, London

Two-day course provides returning solicitors, men and women, with the tools they require to enable them to return to the profession after a career break.


Sheroes: Job board for relaunching women in India, including full time, part time, work from home, flexible & freelancing jobs. 

The L'Oréal-UNESCO For Women in Science program recognizes the achievements and contributions of exceptional females across the globe, by awarding promising scientists with Fellowships to help further their research. Relaunchers are welcome to apply.

The course is for women working in TV who have taken a career break for maternity or other reasons. Fees vary based on program.

Women's Re-Inspiration Program
United States, New York, North Carolina

Experiential learning program for women interested in returning to social enterprise careers. Began 2015.

Women's Returner Circle
United Kingdom, United States, New Jersey, New York

One day, intensive, return to work professional development program for a small cohort of selected experienced professionals returning to the workforce after a career break.


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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.

“The 40-Year-Old Intern:“ Carol Fishman Cohen’s celebrated Harvard Business Review article about mid-career internships.

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