Annual Program Aids Agencies, Creates Jobs for College Students
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IRVING, Texas--(BUSINESS WIRE)--The ExxonMobil Community Summer Jobs Program kicks off its 39th year today in 12 states across the country. The program is one of ExxonMobil’s signature community programs and helps 270 nonprofits across America employ college students for eight weeks each summer. The students receive a paid internship introducing them to a wide variety of community service organizations and giving them hands-on experience related to their field of study. Selected nonprofit agencies receive much-needed support during peak summer months from students viewed as future community leaders.
ExxonMobil has provided $16.3 million to fund nearly 4,400 internships since the program was founded in 1971. In 2010, ExxonMobil will contribute more than $950,000 to fund 320 positions in Alabama, Alaska, California, Colorado, Kansas, Louisiana, Montana, Oklahoma, Texas, Virginia and Wyoming. The program has extended to New Jersey this summer for the first time.
Nonprofit organizations selected for the program span a wide range of missions, including health, social services, education, arts and emergency assistance. While working with these organizations, interns gain hands-on experience related to their career paths, from social work and volunteer coordination to website management and marketing.
“The Community Summer Jobs Program gives us a unique opportunity to support nonprofits while offering valuable experience to talented college students,” said Robert Lanyon, corporate citizenship and community investments manager for ExxonMobil. “This program benefits not only the participating students and nonprofits, but also makes a difference in the lives of our neighbors who are served by these agencies. We are proud to continue our partnerships with communities across the country and look forward to seeing the positive impact our interns make this year.”
In addition to their internships, students also participate in professional development activities and group service projects in their respective cities. Interns are paid for all time spent in the program. For more information about the program please visit www.exxonmobil.com/csjp.
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About ExxonMobil Foundation
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.
Globally, ExxonMobil provides funding to improve basic education, promote women as catalysts for development, and combat malaria and other infectious diseases in developing countries. In 2009, together with its employees and retirees, Exxon Mobil Corporation, its divisions and affiliates, and ExxonMobil Foundation provided $235 million in contributions worldwide, of which more than $98 million was dedicated to education. Additional information on ExxonMobil’s community partnerships and contributions programs is available at www.exxonmobil.com/community.
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