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Local Nonprofit Agencies Seek 75 Talented College Interns as Part of ExxonMobil Community Summer Jobs Program.

Selected Agencies Offer Paid Summer Internship, Exposure to Nonprofit Sector to Undergraduates with a Heart for Service

IRVING, Texas -- The ExxonMobil Foundation and the Volunteer Center of North Texas have announced which 75 Dallas-area nonprofits will receive grants for summer interns as part of the ExxonMobil Community Summer Jobs Program (CSJP). The selected agencies are now accepting applications from college undergraduate students interested in a unique summer internship in the nonprofit sector.

In its 18th year locally and 37th year nationwide, the summer internship program offers undergraduates the opportunity to earn a salary while receiving hands-on work experience, serving the community and benefiting from professional development activities. In turn, the agencies mentor aspiring young professionals and receive needed assistance during the busy summer months.

"The ExxonMobil Community Summer Jobs Program has grown into such a successful program because of the shared benefits to participating students, agencies and the community as a whole," said Gerald W. McElvy, president, ExxonMobil Foundation. "A paid, educational internship is very attractive to undergraduates, and selected agencies benefit from hosting some of the best and brightest college students from across the country. In the end, the program is helping to develop the next generation of nonprofit professionals, volunteers and board members who will continue to give back to their communities after graduation."

ExxonMobil Foundation will contribute more than $237,000 to this year's program to provide for interns' salaries and the Volunteer Center's administrative expenses.

The Volunteer Center trains agencies on the recruiting, interviewing and selection process, and assists in organizing and managing the summer internships. Participating agencies will select interns who must be full-time college students to apply. In addition to regular job responsibilities, interns engage in professional development seminars and other activities designed to provide insight into the nonprofit sector, the community's needs and volunteerism. Interns will also work together on a large-scale service project which benefits the surrounding community.

"The ExxonMobil Community Summer Jobs Program is unique in that it pairs work in the student's chosen field with an appreciation for the importance of the nonprofit sector in the community," said Phyllis Bernstein, chair of the Dallas County Council on Volunteerism, which is part of the Volunteer Center of North Texas. "We thank ExxonMobil for their continued support in the success of this program, which provides significant help to so many nonprofit organizations and connects talented young people with the needs and opportunities for service in their communities."

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

Now in its 18th year in Dallas and 37th year nationwide, ExxonMobil has provided more than $8.4 million to support almost 4,000 community summer job internships in 10 states including Alabama, Alaska, California, Kansas, Louisiana, Montana, Oklahoma, Texas, Virginia and Wyoming, as well as in Washington, D.C. and internationally in Angola, Africa. In Dallas, ExxonMobil has provided more than $2.7 million to ultimately place approximately 1,325 college students in summer internships.

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

Attachment: List of 75 agencies participating in the 2008 ExxonMobil Community Summer Jobs Program.
ExxonMobil Community Summer Jobs Program
2008 Participating Dallas Nonprofit Agencies

The Arc of Dallas
America Can!
America SCORES Dallas Scores
American Foundation for the Blind Center on Vision Loss
Angel Flight South Central
Baylor Family Medicine Residency at Garland
Baylor Medical Center at Irving
Bea's Kids
Big Thought
Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater Dallas
The Bridge Breast Network
Captain Hope's Kids
Catholic Charities of Dallas, Inc.
Choristers Guild
Citizens Development Center
Communities in Schools Dallas Region, Inc.
Community Partners of Dallas
Connemara Conservancy
The Crow Collection of Asian Art
The da Vinci School
Dallas Area Habitat for Humanity
Dallas Children's Theater
Dallas Concilio of Hispanic Service Organizations
Dallas County Juvenile Department
Dallas Furniture Bank
Dallas Heritage Village at Old City Park
Dallas Holocaust Museum/Center for Education and Tolerance
Dallas Theater Center
Dallas Volunteer Attorney Program
Dance Council
Educational First Steps
The Family Place
Fine Arts Chamber Players
The First Tee of Dallas
Gilda's Club of North Texas
Girl Scouts of Northeast Texas
Globe Aware
Homeward Bound, Inc.
Human Rights Initiative of North Texas Inc.
Irving Community Development Corporation
Juliette Fowler Homes Inc.
Junior Achievement of Dallas
Junior Players
The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society
Methodist Dallas Medical Center
MetroCare Services
Mosaic Family Services
Open Arms, Inc. dba Bryan's House
Our Friends' Place
Pre-GED School
Project Transformation
Promise House
Retina Foundation of the Southwest
Salesmanship Club Youth and Family Centers
The Senior Source
Sequoia, Inc.
SER Child Development Center, Inc.
Shakespeare Dallas
The Sixth Floor Museum at Dealey Plaza
SPCA of Texas
Special Care & Career Services
St. Anthony Community Center
TACA (The Arts Community Alliance)
Texas Horse Park, Inc.
Texas Neurofibromatosis Foundation
Transition Resource Action Center (TRAC)
Trinity Foundation, Inc.
United Way of Metropolitan Dallas
UTD Center for Brain Health
Wilkinson Center
World Affairs Council of Dallas/Fort Worth
YMCA of Metropolitan Dallas - Richardson Branch
YWCA of Metropolitan Dallas
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