Strategic Talent Acquisition & Retention
May 18 - 20, 2016 in New York City
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Thursday, May 19 • 9:15am - 9:50am
Structure An Internship Program That Will Improve Talent Acquisition, Increase Retention, And Enhance Your Organization

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DoSomething.org has an incredible intern program, which is not something most companies are able to brag about. In addition, 25% of DoSomething.org staff is former interns. Their secret to success lies in crafting an experience that is fun for the interns, creating opportunities for them to have big wins, and keeping lines of communication open during and after the internship process. To become an intern at DoSomething.org one must undergo the the internship interview process aka the longest and most in-depth interview one will ever experience.


Learn the steps to take to improve your current internship program in order to create a successful internship program that will help improve acquisition and retention, including how to:

  • Create a structured and sustainable program: How do they apply? What are the criteria? How do you determine what positions to hire for? How do they onboard?
  • Set goals for your program and for the interns: What do you want your intern to accomplish? Why is it important? What can they do that will convince you they are worth a full time hire?
  • Follow up after the internship: How do you want to stay in touch with them? If you hire them, what should you expect vs other staffers?


Samantha Arpino, Head of Talent and Culture (aka Head of Fun)


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Sam Arpino

Head of Talent and Culture (aka Head of Fun), DoSomething.org
An organization is only as good as its staff, and DoSomething.org's culture shines because of the amazing people who work here. That's where our Head of Fun comes in. Sam Arpino is our Head of Fun, aka our Head of Talent and Culture. As a Brooklyn native who has seen the demise of... Read More →

Thursday May 19, 2016 9:15am - 9:50am EDT
New York City