Path Forward has partnered with Audible to offer Spring 2024 returnships. Applications are now being accepted. Click the returnship listings for position requirements and details. Apply today!


About Audible’s “Next Chapter” Returnship Program
At Audible, we’re excited to partner with Path Forward to support returners like you. We appreciate the skills, experiences, and perspectives you bring to our company and teams.

Audible’s “Next Chapter” Returnship Program is a 16-week paid full-time internship for experienced professionals returning to the workforce after taking time off for caregiving. The program is open to professionals who have at least 5 years of professional experience and have been out of the paid workforce for at least one year to focus on caring for a child or other dependent.

At Audible, we launched our “Next Chapter” Returnship Program because we appreciate the skills you can offer, the perspective you provide, and the contributions you will make. This program offers you a chance to revamp your skills, update your resume with new experiences, and make connections with other professionals transitioning back to the workforce.

This return to work 16-week program is hybrid. Upon successful completion of the returnship, there is a possibility of an offer for full-time employment. Our program offers roles based in our Newark, NJ, Cambridge, MA, or Los Angeles, CA hubs. Offers for full-time roles based in a hub location are contingent upon candidates’ advance commitment to reside or relocate to that geographical area to be within commuting distance of the hub. Relocation assistance will be provided for those full-time opportunities.

Find out more about the Audible Next Chapter Returnship Program.

Returnships That Make a Difference
Returners find success at Audible! Learn how Kathryn, Nandhini, and Claudia found that a returnship at Audible was the on-ramp back into the workforce they were looking for.

Success Story: Kathryn Z.

Kathryn returned to work after a three-year break by completing a returnship at Audible, where she now works full-time as a senior product manager. She credits the program for her smooth transition back into her career. “The program was so well done, in every aspect…it was clear that Audible put a lot of thought and consideration into it and that the company wanted everyone they accepted into the program to be successful,” she says. Read her story here.

Success Story: Nandhini G.

Nandhini took a 13-year break from her engineering career to care for her children and support a family move to the US. Despite earning a master’s degree in computer science, she faced difficulties in her job search. Nandhini completed a returnship at Audible, where she now works full-time as a senior quality assurance engineer. Nandhini talks about her returnship experience and how Audible supported her return to work journey. Read her story here.

Success Story: Claudia G.

Claudia left the workforce in 2019 to focus on her family. When she was ready to return, the returnship program at Audible “provided just the right amount of support and resources for success” and she now works full-time as a security engineer. Her advice for returners? “If you feel imposter syndrome, meet it with enthusiasm. It only means that you have reached an opportunity that you have not had before.” Read her story here.

Leadership Support for Returners
The Next Chapter Returnship Program keeps getting bigger and better, in part because it’s an initiative with support from key Audible leaders.

In the article “Helping Caregivers Rejoin the Workforce,” Anne Erni, chief people officer at Audible, says:

“When you’re a caregiver, you’re learning to refine your empathy, learning how to prioritize, to roll with the unexpected, and to navigate ambiguity, we value those skills. And being able to meet the needs of our customers is dependent on bringing these perspectives into the workplace.”

The article goes on to explain what sets Next Chapter apart: “The returnship program has been carefully mapped out, with measurable benchmarks as well as channels for feedback from managers. To better prepare returnees for success, Audible provides robust mentorship programming and comprehensive training in skill gaps in areas like technology. And unlike traditional internships that fill entry-level jobs, returnees asked to stay by Audible are typically offered mid- and senior-level positions.”

Audible was recently selected as a finalist for Best Workplaces for Innovators 2022 by Fast Company, which highlighted the returnship program as an example of the company’s support for internal innovation and talent.

The commitment is clear in this Partner Spotlight, which features Supriya Mimani, Spectrum & Belonging Senior Lead, and Michael Masiello, Head of Data Tech & Cyber Security, speaking eloquently about why offering returnships benefits the returner and is also “good for the customer, good for Audible, and good for the world.”

About Working at Audible

Imagine Your Possibilities at Audible
This is a place of invention and inspiration. For more than 25 years, we have been a leading creator and provider of some of the world’s best-loved audio storytelling, constantly revolutionizing the way people discover, access, and share stories. We’re also passionate Audible listeners, so we know firsthand the power of stories to transform lives, spark new ideas, and create community, and it inspires our work every day.

Our People Principles
Audible’s People Principles celebrate who we are and where we’ve been, and guide the way we work shoulder to shoulder to enhance the lives of our millions of customers around the world. They reflect and apply to everyone who works at Audible—the entrepreneurs and operators, the dreamers and the doers, those who have worked here for 25 years and those who have arrived in the past few weeks and months.

Spectrum & Belonging
We celebrate and value all the glories of the human spectrum, in the same way that we celebrate the art of voice, unique perspectives, and storytelling. We’re encouraged to bring our full selves to work every day, knowing that our ideas and views will be respected and their power used to meaningfully transform the lives of our customers and communities.