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.

Canada, Toronto

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

Returnship Pilot Program
United States, California

3-month paid internship program for individuals who have been on a career break for at least 2 years. It ran from 2017-2018

Returnship Program
United States, California

12-18 week program for individuals who have taken a career break.

Returnship Program
United States, California

12-18 week paird returnship program for individuals who have taken a career break.

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

Returnship Programme
China, Hong Kong

3-month returnship programme for individuals who have taken a career break.

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
Canada, India, United States, Connecticut, Massachusetts, New York, North Carolina

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

Technical Program Management
United States, California

16-week program for individuals who have taken at least a 2 year career break.

The Mom Project
United States


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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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