Each summer, ExxonMobil provides local nonprofit agencies with grants designated to hire college interns for eight weeks during the summer. Students are introduced to nonprofit social, cultural and health service organizations in the hope that they will consider careers or volunteer leadership positions in the nonprofit sector. This program provides the agencies with much-needed help and gives students the opportunity to learn more about nonprofit careers. Internship positions vary from caseworkers to public relations assistants. In addition to working at the nonprofit agencies, interns attend a summer Professional Development seminar together. Topics have included nonprofit careers, diversity, communication skills, and team building. Students also participate in a community service project as a group.
The agencies themselves are responsible for recruiting, interviewing, and hiring their summer intern. Interns must be enrolled undergraduates who have completed their freshman year and will be returning to college full-time in the fall of 2013. Students apply directly to the agencies of their choice. A list of participating agencies and their intern job descriptions will be available on www.volunteerfairfax.org in February 2013. Agencies are also encouraged to recruit using university websites, job search websites, and other resources.
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