Call for 2015 ExxonMobil Community Summer Jobs Program Applicants

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Houston-area nonprofits seek college students to apply for sought-after jobs

Students will compete for top internships with the

ExxonMobil Community Summer Jobs Program

HOUSTON (February 24, 2015) – Dozens of nonprofit organizations across the Greater Houston area are hiring college students.

Talented students looking for paid work experience and the opportunity to make a real difference in the community can apply now to participate in the ExxonMobil Community Summer Jobs Program. There are 70 sought-after job openings to help serve those in need and make a difference in the Houston area.

Whether it’s caring for injured animals at the Wildlife Center of Texas or organizing a charity fashion show for The Women’s Home, paid interns will provide much-needed assistance while gaining behind-the-scenes experience on the operations side of local nonprofit organizations.

The ExxonMobil Foundation is funding internships for nonprofits across the Greater Houston area participating in the program.

“The community organizations create an experience for a life-changing summer,” said ExxonMobil Headquarters Community Relations Manager Truman Bell. “The nonprofits will benefit from the students’ hard work, and the skills learned during the internship can help boost students’ job prospects after college.” Volunteer Houston is coordinating the 8-week program.

“The nonprofits are looking for talented, energetic college students interested in tackling a project that will produce definitive results to help support their cause,” said Cameron Waldner, CEO for Volunteer Houston. “We hope to make the internship experience one that will help open new doors for students upon graduation and maybe inspire some to pursue a career in the nonprofit field.”

ExxonMobil Community Summer Jobs applicants must be full-time undergraduate students who will be returning to college as a full-time (minimum 12 credit hours per semester) sophomore, junior or senior student in the fall of 2015.

College students interested in applying should contact the nonprofit organizations directly. More information about the ExxonMobil Community Summer Jobs Program, including a list of participating nonprofits, can be found at[button url=”http://volunteerhouston.org/college-internships/internship-application-submissions/” style=”white” size=”large”] Button ExxonMobil Program [/button]

Since 1996, the ExxonMobil Foundation has contributed more than $2.8 million to the program in the Greater Houston area, supporting more than 1,000 internships at more than 200 agencies.

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Volunteer Houston, established in 1974, is a nonprofit organization dedicated to the development, promotion and support of volunteerism. For more than 38 years, Volunteer Houston has been the city’s sole referral service connecting volunteers to a broad spectrum of diverse nonprofit organizations. Nonprofit organizations all around Houston and its vicinity rely on Volunteer Houston to acquire over 42,000 volunteers per year.

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