IRVING, Texas--(BUSINESS WIRE)--ExxonMobil Foundation announced today that 30 North Texas nonprofit agencies will participate in the 2012 ExxonMobil Community Summer Jobs Program.
“The Community Summer Jobs Program opens doors in the workforce for students while also making a significant impact in our community,” said Suzanne McCarron, president of the ExxonMobil Foundation.
The program provides much-needed assistance to nonprofit agencies while giving college students 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 developing summer programs for underprivileged children. In addition to daily internship duties, students will also team up for 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 2012. Interested students may contact the selected agencies, listed below, directly to request applications and learn more about available opportunities.
Since 1990, the ExxonMobil Foundation has contributed more than $3.7 million dollars to fund the program in Dallas, subsidizing 1,535 internships and benefitting more than 300 agencies.
Since the program began in 1971 in New York City, the ExxonMobil Foundation has provided more than $17.3 million to support nearly 4,700 community summer job internships. For more information, visit www.exxonmobil.com/community.
ExxonMobil Community Summer Jobs Program
2012 Participating North Texas Nonprofit Agencies
|AIDS Arms, Inc.|
|American Foundation for the Blind Center on Vision Loss|
|Camp Fire USA Lone Star Council|
|Center for BrainHealth at the University of Texas at Dallas|
|Center for Nonprofit Management|
|Citizens Development Center|
|CitySquare, formerly Central Dallas Ministries|
|CONTACT Crisis Line|
|Dallas Black Dance Theatre|
|Dallas Theater Center|
|Dallas Zoological Society (Dallas Zoo)|
|The Family Place|
|Friends of Wednesday's Child|
|Genesis Women's Shelter|
|Girls Incorporated of Metropolitan Dallas|
|Goodwill Industries of Dallas|
|Human Rights Initiative of North Texas|
|Irving Arts Center|
|Legacy Counseling Center|
|Media Projects, Inc.|
|Retina Foundation of the Southwest|
|The Salvation Army - DFWMC|
|Shakespeare Festival of Dallas|
|The Sixth Floor Museum at Dealey Plaza|
|Texas Discovery Gardens|
|Texas Trees Foundation|
For general program questions, contact Kim Quirk with Sunwest Communications at 214-373-1601.
About ExxonMobil Foundation
ExxonMobil Foundation is the primary philanthropic arm of the 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.
In 2010, together with its employees and retirees, Exxon Mobil Corporation (NYSE:XOM), its divisions and affiliates, and ExxonMobil Foundation provided $237 million in contributions worldwide, of which $110 million was dedicated to education. Additional information on ExxonMobil’s community partnerships and contributions programs is available at www.exxonmobil.com/community.