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 one year or more and are now looking to return to the workforce. Morgan Stanley’s Return to Work initiative is an opportunity for you to re-engage. During the 12-16 week paid program, 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 the 2023 programs have closed in most locations, with the exception of the Bengaluru and Mumbai programs, which will accept applications until November 30, 2022. See below for the specific application deadlines for each city.

Program Duration: Return to Work programs will run for approximately 12 weeks from March 6, 2023 to May 29, 2023 for most locations. The specific program dates and duration may vary by city.

Eligibility Criteria: This program is designed for individuals who have been out of the workforce for one or more years. The one-year eligibility will be calculated as of March 2023, the projected program start date.

Program Locations: For the 2023 cycle, programs will be offered in Alpharetta, Baltimore, Bengaluru, Budapest, Glasgow, London, Mumbai, New York and Salt Lake City. 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 U.S. Banks
Internal Audit Wealth Management

Program Locations

Alpharetta

Applications for the 2023 Return to Work Program in Alpharetta are now closed. Please check back in September 2023 for more information on the 2024 application timeline.

Baltimore

Applications for the 2023 Return to Work Program in Baltimore are now closed. Please check back in September 2023 for more information on the 2024 application timeline.

Bengaluru

Return to Work in Bengaluru runs for 12 weeks from March to May. Applications are open. The deadline to apply is November 30, 2022.

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Budapest

Applications for the 2023 Return to Work Program in Budapest are now closed. Please check back in September 2023 for more information on the 2024 application timeline. 

Glasgow

Applications for the 2023 Return to Work Program in Glasgow are now closed. Please check back in September 2023 for more information on the 2024 application timeline. 

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London

Applications for the 2023 Return to Work Program in London are now closed. Please check back in September 2023 for more information on the 2024 application timeline. 

Mumbai

Return to Work in Mumbai runs for 12 weeks from March to May. Applications are open. The deadline to apply is November 30, 2022.

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New York

Applications for the 2023 Return to Work Program in New York are now closed. Please check back in September 2023 for more information on the 2024 application timeline. 

Salt Lake City

Applications for the 2023 Return to Work Program in Salt Lake City are now closed. Please check back in September 2023 for more information on the 2024 application timeline.