We partner with Year Up, a national training program, to offer six month internships to 18 to 24-year-old talented urban adults, thus creating a pipeline of minorities who will eventually take on future career roles in and outside of Harvard. Since the fall of 2011, FAS has engaged 31 Year Up interns, mainly in Media Services, HUIT, Organismic and Evolutionary Sciences, Chemistry, and Physics. Several of these interns have transitioned to regular and LHT positions at Harvard. A recent Harvard Gazette article profiled former interns who transitioned into regular positions.
We participate in diversity career fairs and other networking opportunities to broaden our candidate pools for vacancies that arise.
We developed the FAS Staff Hiring Toolkit, a comprehensive guide to assist FAS managers as they source, recruit and hire new staff. A key component of the toolkit is a section that guides managers in attracting a diverse pool of candidates for open positions. In this section, Recruiting for Diversity, there is a wealth of information related to diversity recruiting and hiring. Namely, the section helps managers to evaluate the diversity of their team, provides information on diversity networking, provides advice on how to work with candidates with disabilities, shares guidelines on how to source for diverse candidates, and gives instructions on how to develop a diverse search committee. The Toolkit also provides resources to help hiring managers develop a diverse pool of candidates.