Restart your career with Amazon

Come build the future at Amazon.

Our 16-week, paid and benefit-eligible virtual returnships provide a structured environment through which returners receive work assignments that help them reintegrate into the workforce and acclimate to Amazon’s peculiar ways. Subject to performance and feedback throughout the returnship program, qualified candidates may be offered full-time employment at Amazon.

During your returnship, we invite you to:

Chart your own path. The possibilities you explore, the opportunities you take advantage of, and the impact you have are driven by your ideas and initiative. Your experience and trajectory at Amazon is in your hands.

Accelerate your growth. We encourage you to experiment with new possibilities, take risks, and learn quickly by doing challenging work with the remarkable people you will encounter every day.

Bring your voice. We value individual expression, respect different opinions, and work together to create a culture where each of us is able to contribute fully. Our unique backgrounds and perspectives strengthen our ability to achieve Amazon’s mission of being Earth’s most customer-centric company.


Returners receive project plans and are encouraged to own their projects from start to finish. Upon completion, Amazon teams provide feedback on overall performance, deliverables, and skills as they relate to the role, project expectations, and Amazon’s Leadership Principles.


Classroom trainings and self-service offerings help teams meet their goals, learn from each other, and dive deep into Amazon culture and processes. Returners have opportunities to develop personal and professional networks by taking part in social events, attending workshops, or joining an affinity group.


We provide returners with opportunities to take part in building the future for Amazon customers. We pair every returner with a mentor and a manager who will enable success and facilitate career growth by providing guidance on projects, giving feedback on key deliverables, and working to remove barriers.

Upcoming Events:

Developing an Entrepreneurial Mindset

Developing an Entrepreneurial Mindset

This session will explore developing an entrepreneurial outlook to see ways to create value, whether in existing organisations or via new ventures. Associate Professor of Entrepreneurship and Innovation, Dr Tamara Friedrich, will dispel myths on what it means to be entrepreneurial and discuss the psychology of entrepreneurship, such as building your capacity to see opportunities and come up with ideas, as well as manage the fear of failure.