SWE has teamed up with re-entry firm iRelaunch to create opportunities for engineers, who are interested in getting back to their technical careers, through a new initiative called the STEM Re-entry Task Force.
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Posted Re-entry internship opportunities are open for both women and men to apply
Research shows there are about 2.5 million women in the USA with STEM degrees.
Source: U.S. Department of Commerce, Economics and Statistics Administration, “Women in STEM: A Gender Gap to Innovation,” by David Beede et al., August 2011; “Stemming the Tide: Why Women Leave Engineering,” by Nadya Fouad et al., 2012; Carol Fishman Cohen, iRelaunch
have Engineering and Computer Science Degrees
of those women have left engineering
left to spend more time with family
The STEM Re-entry Task Force has been created to provide reentry internships for job seekers with technical degrees. It is also designed to produce structural change in the STEM sector by using the internship as a vehicle for engaging with returning technical job seekers.
Seven companies from SWE’s Corporate Partnership Council have stepped forward as the Task Force Founding Members: Booz Allen Hamilton, Caterpillar Inc., Cummins Inc., General Motors Company, IBM, Intel Corporation and Johnson Controls. Each Founding Member has committed to pilot a re-entry internship program during 2015-2016.
Email email@example.com if you’re interested in becoming a member of the STEM Reentry Task Force.
Pilot-programs launch January 2016, with founding members making selections for permanent positions during April 2016. Participants of Task Force will also share their experiences at WE16 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA.