MWH Global Gives Boost to Women in Mid-Career
Paid internship provides pathway for returning women to re-engage their careers.
Broomfield, Colo. September 16, 2015 – MWH Global, an engineering, consulting and construction firm focused on water and natural resources, today announced the launch of a program designed to support mid-career women in re-entering the workforce after a break in their careers. The MWH Returnship program is a 22-week paid program to bring more skilled women back for a second chance at career advancement in technology and engineering. It provides them with an opportunity to expand their skills and gain meaningful work experience.
The MWH Returnship program is designed to be a hands-on experience that helps reduce perceived risk and gives participants a gradual and structured ramping-up platform from which to grow their career. Returnees will have job responsibilities that mirror the professional activities of their colleagues, with options for both part-time and full-time hours. Positions will be available in the company’s Broomfield and Denver, Colo. offices.. MWH will work in coordination with other partnering companies in the greater Denver area and provide professional development activities that will empower candidates to obtain jobs once they complete their Returnships. Returnship sponsoring companies include; ReturnPath, SpotXchange, SendGrid and ReadyTalk.
Re-entry internship programs for professionals are gaining in popularity among businesses of all types by providing emotional support from peers during a period of transition that is often isolating, and involves dramatic professional transformation. They support gender diversity efforts and serve as a source for more high quality and engaged employees.
“Offering returning women more opportunities to rebuild careers is a win-win for any company,” said Maura Horn, vice president, talent development at MWH Global. “They have needed skills and talents, and return to the workforce highly motivated and keen to offer enormous value in all industries. MWH has long benefited from the service of women on our staff and we look forward to supporting an effort that provides a new pathway for career development.”
If you are interested in starting your own Returnship Program, please visit www.returnship.com.