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 full-time employees."

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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