ACU student selected for Exxon internship
For immediate release
August 10, 1999
Kim McClure, a junior from Missouri City, was included
among 30 college students to participate in the 1999 Exxon
Community Summer Jobs Program in Houston. Exxon provided
grants totaling more than $80,000 to fund 30 full-time
college students with an eight-week internship at a
Houston-area nonprofit organization.
Serving this summer as an intern with Star of Hope
Homeless Intervention Services, Kim was a children's
activities assistant, responsible for providing all daily
activities for children living in a homeless
emergency/transitional living program.
"This program introduces top college students, the next
generation of leaders, to the importance of community
involvement," says Suzy Lewis, public affairs representative
for Exxon and coordinator of the Summer Jobs Program.
"These interns gain valuable on-the-job experience while
providing meaningful assistance to many nonprofit
organizations. Beyond these immediate benefits, the
program's long-term value is that many of these talented
student interns will remain involved with the
community-based organizations either as volunteers or
Exxon, which founded the Community Summer Jobs Program 27
years ago, provides grants for the interns' salaries and
expenses of the program administrator, Volunteer Houston.
Since beginning the program in Houston in 1998, Exxon has
committed over $150,000 to place more than 50 interns with
Houston-area nonprofit organizations. Exxon also sponsors
its Community Summer Jobs Program in Austin, Dallas, and
cities in Alabama, Alaska, California and Wyoming.
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