80+ Paid Corporate Re-entry Internship Programs Around the World

At iRelaunch, we have been tracking career re-entry programs of all kinds since 2008. In 2012, iRelaunch Chair and Co-Founder Carol Fishman Cohen authored our report on the growing use of mid-career internships or internship-like experiences as an effective vehicle for professionals to return to work after time away. This report was the basis for her seminal HBR article "The 40-Year-Old Intern," which was the first to recognize the emergence of mid-career internships and to predict the proliferation of formal corporate reentry internship programs. 

Carol described the phenomenon as "quietly emerging" at the time. Not anymore. We have seen a huge uptick in the number of corporate re-entry internship programs, in addition to corporate career re-entry programs that are event-based or feature direct-hire opportunities with transitional support. Global hubs of career re-entry program activity center in the U.S., U.K. and India. Shoutout to Women Returners for their work in the UK career re-entry space and their list of U.K. programs which is a helpful resource for us in compiling this list. 

We thought it would be helpful to the iRelaunch community to see all the established, on-going corporate re-entry programs on one simple list, including links to program information wherever possible. The list is below. Note - companies that may be testing the concept with one or two returning interns, or that have not set up a landing page to formalize the program, may not be included right away. Also if a company is listed more than once with different program names, that means they have separate programs running in different geographic areas, as opposed to a single program with cohorts in different locations. 

Some programs say "positions are unavailable." This is because applications are closed at the time, as most of these programs only run at designated times during the year. To be notified of open application periods, make sure you register for our mailing list

PLEASE NOTE: This list features companies that run their own recurring programs, and not centrally-administered initiatives such as that of our close partner the OnRamp Fellowship for relaunching lawyers.

 

  1. Accenture Break Through (UK)
  2. Allegheny Health Network RetuRN To Practice Program (NY, PA) Note this is a Direct Hire Program
  3. Amazon Web Services Returner's Programme (UK)
  4. American Express Financial Professional Re-Entry Program (NY)
  5. Balfour Beatty Returners Programme (UK) 
  6. Bank of England Career Returner Programme (UK)
  7. Barclays Encore (NY, London)
  8. Baringa Returners Programme (London)
  9. Boeing Return Flight Program (WA, OK, MO)
  10. Booz Allen Hamilton Return to Work (D.C., CO)
  11. BNP Paribas Returnship Programme (Hong Kong)
  12. Capgemini Return @ Capgemini (UK)
  13. Caterpillar Returning Professionals Development Program (IL)
  14. CBS Returnship Pilot Program (CA)
  15. Credit Suisse Real Returns (NY, London, Zurich, Pune, Mumbai)
  16. Cummins RePower (IN, MN)
  17. Dell Career Restart (US) Note this is a Direct Hire Program
  18. Deloitte Encore (MA, D.C. NY) 
  19. Deloitte Return to Work (UK, Australia)
  20. Dow Jones Returnship (NJ)
  21. Eaton ReLaunch (India)
  22. EY Reconnect (UK) 
  23. Facebook Technical Program Management (CA)
  24. FDM Getting Back to Business (UK)
  25. Fidelity RESUME Program (CA, NY, NJ, TX, India)
  26. Fitch Ratings CreditPath (NY)
  27. Ford Re-Entry Program (MI)
  28. GE Return to Career Program (Egypt, Turkey)
  29. GE Restart (India)
  30. General Motors Take 2 (MI, TX, GA, CA, AZ) 
  31. Genpact Career 2.0 (India)
  32. Godrej Careers 2.0 (Mumbai)
  33. Goldman Sachs Returnship® (NY, NJ, Salt Lake City, Dallas, Bangalore, Hong Kong) 
  34. Golin Back2Businessship (UK) 
  35. GTB Elevate (MI)
  36. Hindustan Unilever Limited Career by Choice (India)
  37. HSBC Take Two (Bangalore)
  38. Intuit Intuit Again (India, CA)
  39. IBM Tech Re-entry (US, Canada, Pune, Bangalore)  
  40. Johnson Controls Next Chapter (US)
  41. Johnson & Johnson Re-Ignite (OH)
  42. J.P. Morgan ReEntry (NY, CT, OH, DE, London) 
  43. KPMG Return to Work Programme (UK) 
  44. LinkedIn Reach (CA)
  45. Lloyds Banking Group Returners Programme (UK) 
  46. Macquarie Returner Programme (UK)
  47. Macquarie Returner Program (NY, PA, FL, TX) 
  48. M & G Career Returners Programme (London)
  49. Mastercard Relaunch your Career (NY, FL, UK, Dubai, Johannesburg, Singapore)  
  50. Medtronic Careers 2.0 (CA, MN, AZ) 
  51. MetLife Act2 (NY, NJ, NC)
  52. Microsoft LEAP Engineering Acceleration Program (WA)
  53. Moody's RE-IGNITE (NY)
  54. Morgan Sindall Returnship Programme (UK)
  55. Morgan Stanley Return to Work (NY, London, Hong Kong, Budapest, Mumbai, Bangalore) 
  56. Natixis CIB Americas Début 2.0 (NY)
  57. Network Rail Returner Programme (UK)
  58. Nigel Frank/Microsoft Consultants Returnship Programme (UK)
  59. Northrop Grumman iReturn (IL, AL)
  60. Oracle Software Developer Internship (UK)
  61. PayPal ReCharge (India, Israel, CA, MD, TX, NE, IL) 
  62. PepsiCo Ready to Return (NY, UK)
  63. PwC Back to Business (UK) 
  64. PwC Back2Work (Malaysia)
  65. Raytheon Return Program (CO)
  66. RBS Comeback Programme (UK) 
  67. Return Path Return to Work (was ReturnShip) (CO, NY, UK) 
  68. Santander Returnships (UK)
  69. SAP Back-to-Work (Australia, Japan, Korea)
  70. SapientNitro Career Returns (UK)
  71. Schneider Electric Return2Work (TX, TN)
  72. Shell Return to Work Programme (UK)
  73. Skanska Return-to-Work Programme (UK)
  74. Starbucks Returning Mothers Barista Hiring Program (Korea)
  75. Target Back on Target (India)
  76. Tata Group Second Career Internship (India) 
  77. Texas Instruments Encore (TX, AZ)
  78. ThinkData Works Returnship (Canada)
  79. Tideway Returner Programme (UK) 
  80. UBS Career Comeback (NY, Zurich) 
  81. United Technologies RE-Empower (AZ, CA, CT, MN, VT)
  82. Virgin Megastore Returnship Programme (Middle East)
  83. Virgin Money ReCareer Programme (UK)
  84. Visa Ready to Return Program (US)
  85. Vodafone ReConnect (UK)
  86. Young & Rubicam PowerOn (NY)
  87. Willmott Dixon Welcome Back Programme (UK)

 

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