ExxonMobil Foundation Funds Summer Jobs Program to Aid Dallas County Nonprofit Agencies
Agencies accepting applications from college students for summer intern positions
ExxonMobil Community Summer Jobs Program matches talented college students with 30 nonprofit agencies for paid summer internships
Positions provide range of experience for students to help community
"The Community Summer Jobs Program opens doors in the workforce for students while also making a positive impact in our community," said Suzanne McCarron, president of the ExxonMobil Foundation.
The program provides much-needed assistance to nonprofit agencies and helps college students gain valuable work experience and a better understanding of the important role of nonprofit organizations.
Paid summer internship positions involve students in a range of activities, such as coordinating housing for area residents to implementing summer programs for underprivileged children. In addition to daily internship duties, students also work on a group service project. Qualified college students interested in gaining hands-on experience in the nonprofit sector this summer are encouraged to apply.
To be eligible, applicants must be current undergraduate students returning to college as a full-time (minimum 12 credit hours per semester) sophomore, junior or senior in the fall of 2013. Interested students may contact the selected agencies, listed below, to request applications and learn more about available opportunities. Information is also available at csjpdallas.org.
Since 1990, the ExxonMobil Foundation has contributed more than $3.7 million to fund the program in Dallas, subsidizing 1,565 internships and benefitting more than 300 agencies.
Since the program began in 1971 in New York City, the ExxonMobil Foundation has provided more than $17.5 million to support nearly 5,000 community summer job internships.
2013 Participating Dallas County Nonprofit Agencies
AIDS Services of Dallas
ALS Association Texas Chapter
Baylor Medical Center Irving
Center for Brain Health at UTD
Center for Nonprofit Management
Community Partners of Dallas
Creative Arts Center of Dallas
Dallas Black Dance Theater
Dallas Zoological Society
Heroes for Children
Human Rights Initiative
Jubilee Park and Community Center
Legacy Counseling Center
New Friends New Life
Our Friends Place
Retina Foundation of the Southwest
RISD Excellence in Education
About the ExxonMobil Foundation
The ExxonMobil Foundation is the primary philanthropic arm of Exxon Mobil Corporation in the United States. The Foundation and the Corporation engage in a range of philanthropic activities that advance education, health and science in the communities where ExxonMobil has significant operations. In the United States, ExxonMobil supports initiatives to improve math and science education at the K-12 and higher education levels.
Globally, ExxonMobil provides funding to improve basic education, promote women as catalysts for economic development, and combat malaria and other infectious diseases in developing countries. In 2011, together with its employees and retirees, Exxon Mobil Corporation (NYS: XOM) , its divisions and affiliates, and the ExxonMobil Foundation provided $278 million in contributions worldwide, of which $120 million was dedicated to education. Additional information on ExxonMobil's community partnerships and contributions programs is available at www.exxonmobil.com/community.
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