Internships.com Announces Results from Charlie Sheen Tweet

March 9, 2011

Historic Day in Social Recruiting Creates New Benchmark

WHY: Why, you ask? Following Charlie Sheen’s Tweet on March 7th, Internships.com measured the following groundbreaking results:

  • SPEED: 95,333 clicks on the tweet within the first hour.
  • REACH: applications came in from 181 countries.
  • YIELD: 74,040 applications have been submitted and that number is constantly rising.

Robin Richards, CEO of Internships.com stated: “College students are facing the highest levels of unemployment and underemployment in a generation. The stakes are high for our country and we had the opportunity to highlight the incredible matching technology and expertise of Internships.com. Not only was the day historical in terms of social media reach and the volume of responses, but the number of celebrities who have shown interest in our platform’s ability to harness the power of the social network has been surprising.”

WHAT: Charlie Sheen Tweeted on Monday, March 7th, that he is looking to hire a “winning” social media intern to join Team Sheen for an eight-week paid summer internship. The successful candidate will manage the logistics around his social media efforts, monitor the day-to-day activities on the major social media platforms, prepare for exciting online projects and increase his base of followers.

This afternoon, Charlie Sheen Tweeted “Why, you ask? http://bit.ly/gt9mnn #TigerBloodIntern.”

WHO: Internships.com is the world’s largest internship marketplace that enables every student, employer and educator to better understand, optimize and find internship opportunities. Internships.com has established itself as the leader in social recruiting; and has harnessed the power of the social network to spotlight the importance of internships.

Ad.ly approached Internships.com to handle Team Sheen’s interest in hiring a social media intern because the anticipated volume of responses to his Tweet would require a robust, market-leading platform to handle the through-put alone.

“Ad.ly represented their client with great professionalism and expertise,” added Richards.

For more information, please visit www.Internships.com and www.cs.internships.com/social-recruiting.

CONTACT:   For Internships.com – Davis Public Relations

T: (818) 986-0323

Stacey Levy, stacey@davispr.com, M: +1.310.418.2714

Kat Garcia, kat@davispr.com

Lindsay Plotkin, lindsayplotkin@davispr.com, M: +1.310.422.6615