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DALLAS -- ExxonMobil selected 75 nonprofit agencies to participate in the 2009 Community Summer Jobs Program (CSJP) here, the company reported. 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 and trains agencies on the recruiting, interviewing and selection process, and assists in organizing and managing the summer internships. And each participating agency will select its own full-time undergraduate intern, according to the company.
"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," Robert Lanyon, corporate citizenship and community investments manager for ExxonMobil, said in a released statement.
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.
"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," Lanyon said. "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."
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 Web site at www.volunteernorthtexas.org.