2022 Goldman Sachs Returnship® Offerings

At Goldman Sachs, we see limitless value in diversity of experience and are committed to supporting those looking to return to the paid workforce. 

2020 Americas Returnship Class

Since pioneering the first program of its kind in the wake of 2008, Goldman Sachs has sought to listen and continuously innovate to increase the number of opportunities in this space and recruit the best talent regardless of resume gaps.

This year we’re proud to be expanding our offerings within the Returnship space. We have reimagined the existing program, focusing on providing a clear path to full time employment and putting the power back in the hands of the professional. Goldman Sachs is dedicated to meeting you where you are and helping you get to where you want to be.

“My Returnship was such a good fit that I got up to speed and provided value to my team quickly once I joined Goldman Sachs full time.”

Lori, managing director and 2015 Returnship program participant 

Our 14th annual Returnship program continues to be the preeminent program for experienced professionals who have been out of the workforce for two or more years. This program offers a supportive and structured path to re-entering the workforce after a career gap.

In addition, we are introducing the COVID-19 Career Relaunch Initiative as a direct path to re-entry specifically for those who left the paid workforce due to the COVID-19 pandemic, during or after March 2020.

Ready to take the next step in your Returnship journey? Read the below carefully to learn more about the opportunities for you at Goldman Sachs.


2022 Goldman Sachs Returnship

The Goldman Sachs Returnship program is designed for talented professionals looking to restart their careers after an extended absence from the workforce. Our reimagined structure is not a ‘one program fits all’ approach, instead we focus on meeting professionals where they are.

This paid, six-month fellowship offers opportunities in a variety of divisions and locations to strengthen technical skills, provide access to professional development and explore the opportunities available at Goldman Sachs.

As a participant, you will:

  • Experience six-months of on the job learning and exploration with a diverse community of professionals from a wide range of backgrounds
  • Access the vast network of resources at Goldman Sachs through continual leadership development, support and mentorship from a dedicated Returnship program team
  • Feel secure in the knowledge that top performers will receive advocacy and support as they navigate the transition to full time employment
  • Participate in intentional sessions focused on building community and creating a seamless transition experience back into the workforce

Eligibility: Previously employed professionals who have been out of the paid workforce for two or more years and are looking to return.

Application Timeline: Thank you for your interest. Applications for the 2022 Goldman Sachs Returnship Fellowship have closed. If you have any questions, please reach out to the Returnship Team.

*Participating Offices: Albany NY, Chicago IL, Dallas TX, Jersey City NJ, New York City NY, Richardson TX, Salt Lake City UT, Wilmington DE, Miami, FL, West Palm Beach, FL

Program Date: March – August 2022

Please note that the 2022 Goldman Sachs Returnship program is a paid six-month, full time professional commitment spanning March – August of 2022. By submitting an application to this program, you are confirming that you understand the stated commitment and are prepared to meet the requirements of program.

*location availability varies by division


2022 Goldman Sachs COVID-19 Career Relaunch Initiative

New this year, we are excited to announce the COVID-19 Career Relaunch Initiative. This effort reflects the firm’s commitment to embrace the professional resilience we have seen post 2020 and will focus on those who left the paid workforce, voluntarily or involuntarily, as a direct result of the pandemic. During the “Pandemic Exodus,” 1.79 million women and 1.75 million men left the labor force*. Goldman Sachs will be making a concerted effort to ensure this population has access to full-time open roles at the firm. 

*National Women's Law Center June 2021 Report

As a candidate, you will have access to:

  • Employment opportunities at the firm, through seasonal employment or full-time opportunities
  • Resources designed to support your personal and professional growth, including competitive compensation packages, family support resources and professional development

Eligibility: Candidates who left the paid workforce after March 2020 due to the pandemic

Application Timeline: Thank you for your interest. Applications for the 2022 Goldman Sachs Covid-19 Career Relaunch Initiative have closed. If you have any questions, please reach out to the Returnship Team.

*Participating Offices: Albany NY, Chicago IL, Dallas TX, Jersey City NJ, New York City NY, Richardson TX, Salt Lake City UT, Wilmington DE, Miami, FL, West Palm Beach, FL

*location availability varies by division


Anecdotes from previous GS Returnees

“The Returnship program accelerated my relaunch—I didn’t have to explain the years that I was out of the workforce or how I fit into the organization. I was able to assess my fit in my department of choice before making a long-term commitment, and most importantly, it offered me the opportunity to do challenging work with people that I like and respect and who appreciate that I bring valuable experience to the table.”

“Being part of a structured program like this provides a supportive environment for what can be a difficult transition. The program provided sessions to refresh skills such as computing and capital markets knowledge, as well as bringing in senior leaders from around the firm to help us learn about the unique culture of the firm.”


India Program Details:

Participating Offices: Bengaluru

Program Date: Please check back soon for future program details.

Contact: Goldman Sachs Bengaluru Returnship® Program