Dallas, TX–(HISPANIC PR WIRE – BUSINESS WIRE)–February 10, 2005–The ExxonMobil Foundation and the Volunteer Center of Dallas County today announced 75 local nonprofit agencies selected to participate in the 2005 ExxonMobil Community Summer Jobs Program. College students looking for summer jobs can apply for paid internship positions that offer both practical experience and insight into the value and importance of nonprofit work.
“The ExxonMobil Community Summer Jobs Program offers college students paid internships that provide both real work experience and exposure to the nonprofit sector,” said Gerald McElvy, President of the ExxonMobil Foundation. “This community program also lends a helping hand to local nonprofit agencies that meet vital needs while operating on limited budgets.”
Now in its 15th year, the Dallas-area ExxonMobil Community Summer Jobs Program enables selected agencies to hire a college student for an eight-week internship to assist with the heavy workload and low staffing often associated with the busy summer months. In addition to regular job responsibilities, interns will attend seminars designed to broaden their exposure to the nonprofit sector, volunteerism and community needs.
“Students participating in the ExxonMobil Community Summer Jobs Program will see first-hand how nonprofits make a positive difference in the community,” said Julie Thomas, executive director of the Volunteer Center. “We are grateful to ExxonMobil for providing the resources to make this program possible. It leaves a powerful impression on students and cultivates a new generation of individuals who, in the future, will have careers in nonprofit organizations, serve as board members or become lifelong volunteers.”
ExxonMobil will provide grants totaling $182,000 for intern salaries and Volunteer Center expenses associated with the program. The Volunteer Center will offer participating agencies training in recruiting and selecting interns and managing an internship program.
Since the program began in 1971 in New York City, ExxonMobil has provided more than $5.9 million to support almost 2,900 community summer job internships in ten states including: Alabama, Alaska, California, Kansas, Louisiana, Montana, Oklahoma, Texas, Virginia and Wyoming, and internationally in Angola. In the Dallas program alone, ExxonMobil has provided more than $2.2 million to place more than 1,100 college students in summer internships.
ExxonMobil Community Summer Jobs interns will be selected by the participating agencies and must be full-time college students. College students interested in internship positions may contact the selected agencies, their university career planning and placement offices or Millicent Boykin at the Volunteer Center of Dallas County. For a list of participating agencies, internship applicants should send a self-addressed, stamped envelope to: Millicent Boykin, c/o the Volunteer Center of Dallas County, 2800 Live Oak, Dallas, Texas 75204, or visit their web site at http://www.volunteernorthtexas.org.
ExxonMobil Community Summer Jobs Program 2005 Participating Dallas Nonprofit Agencies
A.R.T.S For People/(ARTS)
Advisory Board of Booker T. Washington High School
American Red Cross Biomedical Service
Angel Flight South Central
Arc of Dallas
The Autism Treatment Center
Baylor Family Practice at Garland
Big Thought: A Learning Partnership
Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater Dallas
Buckner Orphan Care International
Camp Fire USA Lone Star Council
Catholic Charities of Dallas, Inc.
ChristianWorks for Children, Inc.
Circle Ten Council, Boy Scouts of America
Citizens Development Center
City of Dallas/Water Utilities Department
The da Vinci School
Dallas After-School All-Stars
Dallas Arboretum and Botanical Garden
Dallas Challenge, Inc.
Dallas Children’s Advocacy Center
Dallas City Homes
Dallas Community Lighthouse
Dallas Community Television (DCTV)
Dallas Concilio of Hispanic Service Organizations
Dallas Historical Society
Dallas Life Foundation
Dallas Theater Center
Family Forward (Project EMPLOY)
Family Gateway, Inc.
Ferguson Road Initiative
First Tee of Dallas
Galaxy Counseling Center
Girls Inc. of Metropolitan Dallas
Goodwill Industries of Dallas, Inc.
Heart House Dallas
International Rescue Committee (IRC)
Joint Action in Community Service
Junior Achievement of Dallas
Legacy Founders Cottage
Leukemia & Lymphoma Society–North Texas Chapter
MADD Metroplex Chapter
Methodist Dallas Medical Center
Metrocrest Social Services
Nasher Sculpture Center
National Kidney Foundation of North Texas
Neighborhood Service Council, Inc.
New Beginning Center
New Friends New Life
Nexus Recovery Center
North Dallas Shared Ministries
Prevent Blindness Texas
Retina Foundation of the Southwest
Richardson Symphony Orchestra
Shakespeare Festival of Dallas
Sixth Floor Museum at Dealey Plaza
Society of Saint Andrew
SPCA of Texas
Trinity Foundation, Inc.
Uganda Children’s Charity Foundation
Video Association of Dallas
Vogel Alcove Childcare Center for the Homeless
Wesley-Rankin Community Center
Jacqueline M. Bell