Morgan Stanley

Return to Work Programs

“When experienced professionals take a career break, our Return to Work initiative is an excellent opportunity to re-engage. At Morgan Stanley, we value the unique perspectives and diverse experiences that the program participants bring to the Firm. We have seen some of our best and brightest talent come through this program and we look forward to continuing to support those re-entering the workforce.”

—Mandell Crawley, Chief Human Resources Officer

Isn't It Time To Start Thinking About Your Career Again?

In today’s world, successful careers are fluid and often do not follow a traditional path. At Morgan Stanley, we see great potential in experienced professionals who have taken a career break for two years or more and are now looking to return to the workforce. Morgan Stanley’s Return to Work program is an opportunity for you to re-engage. During the 12-week paid internship, participants are placed in businesses that complement their skills and experience. Upon completion of the program, participants may receive an offer of full-time employment.


Application Timeline: Applications for all locations globally open on September 30, 2021 and close on October 30, 2021.

Program Duration: Return to Work programs will run for approximately 12 weeks from March 7, 2022 to May 27, 2022. The specific internship dates and duration may vary by city.

Eligibility Criteria: This program is designed for individuals who have been out of the workforce for two or more years. In an effort to consider candidates whose employment was affected by COVID-19 or who chose to step away from the workforce during the pandemic, the two-year eligibility will be calculated as of March 2022, the projected program start date.

Program Locations: For the 2022 cycle, internships will be offered in Baltimore, Bengaluru, Budapest, Glasgow, London, Mumbai and New York. Please see below for more information on the programs by location.

Business Areas: Opportunities are available in the following business areas, with some variation by city:

Bank Resource Management Investment Banking
Corporate Services Investment Management
Finance Legal and Compliance
Firmwide Marketing Operations
Fixed Income Research
Global Capital Markets Risk Management
Human Resources Technology
Institutional Equities Wealth Management
Internal Audit  

Program Locations


Return to Work in Baltimore runs from March to May. Applications are open.

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Return to Work in Bengaluru runs for 12 weeks from March to May. Applications are open.

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Return to Work in Budapest runs for 16 weeks from March to June. Applications are open.

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Return to Work in Glasgow runs for 12 weeks from March to May. Applications are open.

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Return to Work in London runs for 12 weeks from March to May. Applications are open.

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Return to Work in Mumbai runs for 12 weeks from March to May. Applications are open.

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New York

Return to Work in New York runs from March to May. Applications are open.

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