75 Dallas Nonprofits Offer Paid College Internships This Summer Through the 15th...

75 Dallas Nonprofits Offer Paid College Internships This Summer Through the 15th Annual ExxonMobil Community Summer Jobs Program

Nonprofit Agencies Selected to Participate in 2005 Program Now Hiring College Students for the Summer


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 CASA

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 Contemporary

Dallas Historical Society

Dallas Life Foundation

Dallas Reads

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)

Jacob’s Ladder

Joint Action in Community Service

Junior Achievement of Dallas

Legacy Founders Cottage

Leukemia & Lymphoma Society–North Texas Chapter

MADD Metroplex Chapter

MediSend International

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

Promise House

Rainbow Days

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

The Stewpot

Theatre Three

Trinity Foundation, Inc.

Uganda Children’s Charity Foundation

Video Association of Dallas

Vogel Alcove Childcare Center for the Homeless

Wesley-Rankin Community Center



Sunwest Communications

Jacqueline M. Bell


75 Dallas Nonprofits Offer Paid College Internships This Summer Through the 15th Annual ExxonMobil Community Summer Jobs Program