75 Nonprofits Seek Interns for ExxonMobil Community Summer Jobs Program

Local Agencies Will Hire Interns for Summer-Long Program

Feb 12, 2009 - 11:00 AM EST



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DALLAS--(BUSINESS WIRE)--ExxonMobil today announced the 75 nonprofit agencies selected to participate in the 2009 Community Summer Jobs Program (CSJP) in Dallas. In its 19th year locally and 38th year nationally, the program offers undergraduate students a paid summer internship and real-world work experience in the nonprofit and community service sectors.

The Volunteer Center of North Texas administers the program, training agencies on the recruiting, interviewing and selection process, and assisting in organizing and managing the summer internships. Each participating agency will select its own full-time undergraduate intern.

With the summer months often being some of the busiest for nonprofits, CSJP interns offer agencies much-needed help and, in turn, students gain valuable information about a variety of nonprofit activities. ExxonMobil CSJP interns also participate in a group service project and numerous professional development seminars throughout the summer.

“Education in the classroom is an important part of learning and development, but through the ExxonMobil CSJP, students are turning those lessons into real world action,” said Robert Lanyon, corporate citizenship and community investments manager, ExxonMobil.

“We are proud to help place college students with some of the finest local agencies each year, where passionate staff members teach students about the inner workings of a nonprofit. Equally exciting is the opportunity to offer agencies a college intern who is ready to take on the challenges of a nonprofit and the growing demands of that sector.”

“It is an honor to have so many dedicated agencies involved in this program,” said Phyllis Bernstein, chair of the Dallas County Council on Volunteerism, which is part of the Volunteer Center of North Texas.

“The 75 nonprofit agencies selected for the 2009 ExxonMobil CSJP offer a wide variety of internship opportunities for undergraduate college students, and each promises to add a new and exciting dimension to this program. With a passion for encouraging young people in the nonprofit world, these selected agencies will certainly be invaluable to the interns’ professional development and future careers.”

College students interested in internship positions may contact the selected agencies and university career planning and placement offices. For a list of participating agencies, visit the Volunteer Center website at www.volunteernorthtexas.org.

ExxonMobil Foundation will contribute more than $265,000 to this year’s program to provide for interns’ salaries and the Volunteer Center’s administrative expenses. Since the program began in 1971 in New York City, ExxonMobil has provided more than $9.3 million to support 4,300 community summer job internships. Today it is active in 10 states, including Alabama, Alaska, California, Kansas, Louisiana, Montana, Oklahoma, Texas, Virginia and Wyoming.

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.

Globally, ExxonMobil provides funding to improve basic education and combat malaria and other infectious diseases in developing countries. In 2007, together with its employees and retirees, Exxon Mobil Corporation, its divisions and affiliates, and ExxonMobil Foundation provided $207 million in contributions worldwide, of which $70 million was dedicated to education. Additional information on ExxonMobil’s community partnerships and contributions programs is available at www.exxonmobil.com/community.

ExxonMobil Community Summer Jobs Program

2009 Participating Dallas Nonprofit Agencies


AFI Dallas International Film Festival Juliette Fowler Homes, Inc.
AIDS Services of Dallas Kitchen Dog Theater
Alzheimer’s Association Latino Cultural Center
America SCORES Dallas Legacy Founders Cottage
American Foundation for the Blind Center on Vision Loss MADD North Texas
Angel Flight South Central Methodist Dallas Medical Center
Bea’s Kids Mi Escuelita Preschool
Big Brothers Big Sisters Mosaic Family Services
Captain Hope’s Kids Mosaic, Inc.
Catholic Charities of Dallas, Inc. NETWORK of Community Ministries, Inc.
Center for Survivors of Torture North Dallas Shared Ministries
Childcare Group Open Arms, Inc. dba Bryan's House
Choristers Guild Orphan Outreach
Citizens Development Center Our Friends' Place
City of Dallas Office of Cultural Affairs Promise House
Community Partners of Dallas Services of Hope, Inc.
Creative Arts Center Special Care and Career Services
Crow Collection of Asian Art Student Conservation Association
Dallas Area Habitat for Humanity TACA
Dallas Black Dance Theatre Texans Can!
Dallas Children’s Advocacy Center Texas Discovery Gardens
Dallas Community Lighthouse The Arc of Dallas
Dallas Concilio of Hispanic Service Organizations The Family Place
Dallas Contemporary The First Tee of Dallas
Dallas Heritage Village The Salvation Army - DFW Metroplex Command
Dallas Holocaust Museum/Center for Education & Tolerance The University of Texas at Dallas Center for Brain Health
Dallas Volunteer Attorney Program The Volunteer Center of North Texas
Dance Council, Inc. The Women's Museum: An Institute for the Future
DOWNTOWNDALLAS Improvement District Union Gospel Mission
Educational First Steps United Cerebral Palsy of North Texas
Family Care Connection Wesley-Rankin Community Center
Family Gateway Wilkinson Center
Ferguson Road Initiative World Affairs Council of Dallas/Fort Worth
Fine Arts Chamber Players
Friends of the Dallas Library
Galaxy Counseling Center
Genesis Women’s Shelter
Gilda’s Club North Texas
Girls Incorporated of Metropolitan Dallas
Goodwill Industries of Dallas, Inc.
Irving Cares
Jubilee Park and Community Center Corp.


For ExxonMobil Foundation
Leah Johnson or Caroline Horner, 214-373-1601