Career Opportunities

Special Projects Internship

ExxonMobil Community Summer Jobs Program

Each year, the ExxonMobil Community Summer Jobs Program provides assistance to nonprofit agencies and enables college students to gain valuable work experience and a better understanding of the important role of nonprofit organizations. The eight-week paid internship is made possible through a grant from the ExxonMobil Foundation.


Key Duties

The special projects intern will be expected to assist Community Outreach Team in all efforts to prepare for the annual back to school Childspree event and other children’s events during the summer.  These activities include, but are not limited to:
  • Attend socials to recruit volunteers to participate
  • Assist the Special Projects Coordinator with the coordination of volunteers for the event by completing background checks, entering information in the database system, maintaining a volunteer spreadsheet and making nametags
  • Attend planning meetings to help communicate event information
  • Purchase school supplies, extra gifts and backpacks for the Backpack Stuffing Party and create nametags for each backpack.
  • Assist with keeping each child’s information up to date in the Childspree database
  • Create a spreadsheet of each child’s school uniform requirements
  • Organize supply boxes for each store
  • Completing additional tasks, as needed, to aid in community outreach efforts and events.
  • Provide receptionist and overall Community Outreach Team assistance, as needed
Essential Skills
  • Must be a currently enrolled, full-time, undergraduate student who will be returning to college as a full-time sophomore, junior, or senior student for at least the fall semester after the internship (fall 2020). Full-time enrollment is defined as 12 or more credits in one semester. Candidate must provide proof of enrollment, on school letterhead and from the school, confirming full-time status (transcripts and student ids are not sufficient for enrollment verification)
  • Candidate must demonstrate leadership and teamwork/external collaboration skills through experience with civic, academic and/or community organizations
    • Event planning experience is preferred.
  • Candidate must possess excellent written and verbal communications skills. PC literacy in MS Office environment is required, including a proven ability to work at an intermediate level in Word and Excel.
  • Candidate must be able to professionally interact with volunteers, staff, board members and supporters
  • Candidate must complete internship within an eight-week period preferably between June 22 and August 15, 2020 (flexible dates but this time frame is best) and must be available to work 35 hours per week minimum.
    • Candidate must have some flexibility on work hours; some evening and weekend work may be required.
  • Candidate must submit and clear a criminal background check.
  • Candidate must agree to attend all ExxonMobil Summer Program project event sessions (June 6: kick-off event, week of June 1: service project day, week of July 22: Intern professional development day, week of July 27). 
  • Candidate must provide his/her own transportation to/from the Child Advocates office.
  • Family members of board and staff at Child Advocates are not eligible to be hired as interns. Family members of ExxonMobil are also ineligible.
  • Interns who previously participated in the ExxonMobil Summer Internship Program may again seek an internship in 2020 as long as he/she works for a different agency.
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