ExxonMobil Foundation Funds Summer Jobs Program to Aid Dallas Area Nonprofit Agencies
Agencies accepting applications from college students for summer intern positions
- ExxonMobil Community Summer Jobs Program provides grants to 30 local agencies to hire college students
- Positions provide range of experience for students to enhance their skills while helping community
IRVING, Texas--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- The ExxonMobil Foundation today announced the 30 Dallas County nonprofit agencies to receive grants through the 2014 ExxonMobil Community Summer Jobs Program. The eight-week summer program provides assistance to nonprofit agencies while enabling college students to gain valuable work experience and a better understanding of the important role of nonprofit organizations.
“Nonprofit agencies provide vital community services, especially during the summer when children are out of school,” said Suzanne McCarron, president of the ExxonMobil Foundation. “In addition to helping these agencies realize their mission, the Community Summer Jobs Program aims to foster college students’ appreciation for the nonprofit sector, while also offering them opportunities to develop their skills.”
Paid internship positions engage students in a broad range of activities, such as coordinating camp programs for underprivileged children and developing marketing campaigns. In addition to daily internship duties, students also receive professional development and participate in a group service project. Qualified college students interested in gaining hands-on experience in the nonprofit sector 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 2014. Interested students may contact the selected agencies, listed below, to request applications and learn more about available opportunities, or visit csjpdallas.org.
Since 1990, the ExxonMobil Foundation has contributed nearly $4 million to fund the program in Dallas, subsidizing nearly 1,600 internships and benefitting more than 330 agencies.
Since the program began in 1971 in New York City, the ExxonMobil Foundation has provided nearly $19 million to support more than 7,600 community summer job internships across the country.
2014 Participating Dallas County Nonprofit Agencies
|AIDS Services of Dallas|
|American Foundation for the Blind Center|
|Citizens Development Center|
|Community Partners of Dallas|
|Dallas Black Dance Theatre|
|Dallas Children’s Theater|
|Dallas Holocaust Museum|
|Dallas Lighthouse for the Blind|
|Dallas Theater Center|
|Dance Council of North Texas|
|Fine Arts Chamber Players|
|Genesis Women’s Shelter and Support|
|Healing Hands Ministries|
|Human Rights Initiative|
|Jubilee Park and Community Center|
|Kitchen Dog Theater|
|Metrocrest Social Services|
|New Friends New Life|
|Reading and Radio Resource|
|Retina Foundation of the Southwest|
|RISD Excellence in Education|
|Ronald McDonald House of Dallas|
|Texas Discovery Gardens|
|Texas Trees Foundation|
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. In 2012, together with its employees and retirees, Exxon Mobil Corporation (NYSE:XOM), its divisions and affiliates, and the ExxonMobil Foundation provided $256 million in contributions worldwide, of which $116 million was dedicated to education. www.exxonmobil.com/community.
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Released March 24, 2014