Path Forward has partnered with Audible to offer Spring 2022 returnships. Applications are now being accepted. Click the returnship listings for position requirements and details. Apply today!


Introducing 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.

Our 16-week, paid returnship program is called Next Chapter. The program is open to professionals with at least five years of experience who are returning to the workforce after a career break for caregiving of one or more years. If you meet these criteria, we welcome you to apply!

During the returnship, you’ll have the opportunity to revamp your skills, update your resume with new experience, make connections, contribute to a team, and possibly convert to a full-time position. Along the way, you’ll receive invaluable advice, support, and mentorship from Audible’s Next Chapter program managers and from Path Forward.

The returnship program is 100 percent virtual.

Upon successful completion of the returnship, there is a possibility of an offer for full-time employment. We expect candidates for a full-time role to reside or relocate to be within commuting distance of the following locations once we return to in-person work 1-3 days a week: Newark (NJ), Cambridge (MA), or Los Angeles. If you are interested in a remote full-time opportunity, please discuss this with your recruiter.

Find out more about the Audible Next Chapter Returnship Program.


Returnships That Make a Difference
At Audible, returners like Kathryn Z. and Nandhini S. found an on-ramp back into the workforce after career breaks of three years and 13 years respectively.

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 Senior Product Manager. She credits the returnship 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 S.

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.

In addition, learn about Audible’s outstanding Next Chapter Returnship Program from two key leaders who are committed to the program’s – and your – success. Supriya M. is the Director of HR Projects at Audible and Michael M. is the Senior Vice President of Software Development. Each speaks eloquently about why offering returnships is good for the customer, good for Audible, and good for the world. For a transcript of the full interview, enjoy this Partner Spotlight.


About Working at Audible

We innovate and inspire through the power of voice.
At Audible, we’re changing the narrative on storytelling. As the world’s largest producer and provider of original spoken-word entertainment and audiobooks, we’ve redefined the ways people access, discover, and share stories. The stories we tell have the ability to transport and transform everyday moments into meaningful experiences and it’s our people who make Audible’s service possible. We’re listeners, storytellers, and problem-solvers. Our perspectives and experiences power our ideas and come together in our mission to unleash the power of the spoken word.

We love good stories.
We spend our days seeking them out, dreaming up new ones, and creating incredible listening experiences. The work we do inspires, entertains and informs listeners around the world. We also value our employees’ unique stories, so we place a premium on inclusion, belonging, kindness, and a fulfilling and energized life both inside and outside of the office.

We celebrate spectrum and belonging.
We celebrate and value all the glories of the human spectrum, in the same way that we celebrate unique perspectives and storytelling. We focus on upholding our People Principles to create a work culture of belonging, where authenticity, innovation, and humanity are at the heart of our competitive success. Our goal is to unleash the full potential and leverage the unique differences of our employees, our communities, the creative class, and our customers to meaningfully improve the lives of the communities in which we live, work, and serve.

“I’m thrilled Audible is pursuing this program. By offering caregivers the ability to onramp back into the workforce, we are recruiting and developing highly motivated talent while also continuing our commitment to creating an inclusive team.”
– Tim Martin, Audible’s Chief Technology Officer