ExxonMobil Hires Six Baton Rouge Students as Paid Craft Interns

ExxonMobil Hires Six Baton Rouge Students as Paid Craft Interns

Back, from left: Johnny Williams, Allen Stewart, Jakobi Davis; front, from left: Zariel Woods, Jayden Moody, Kaylie Smith

Baton Rouge, LA – ExxonMobil has hired six graduating and incoming high school seniors as paid interns to introduce them to quality, high-demand industry craft careers. During the eight-week summer internship, students will shadow ExxonMobil craft specialists to explore job opportunities, be mentored by ExxonMobil employees and learn how to get started in a variety of trades to obtain a rewarding career in industry. Craft careers can include job roles such as millwrights, electricians, pipefitters, welders and process technicians.

The six high school summer interns are:

  • Jakobi Davis – Baker High School
  • Jayden Moody – Istrouma High School
  • Kaylie Smith – Glen Oaks High School
  • Allen Stewart – Episcopal High School
  • Johnny Williams – Scotlandville Magnet High School
  • Zariel Lael Woods – Broadmoor High School

“Our industry is full of opportunities for those seeking high-paying, high-skilled craft careers and we are excited to share these opportunities with our Baton Rouge high school students and their families,” said ExxonMobil Baton Rouge Refinery Manager Dave Oldreive. “As we welcome these students into our ExxonMobil family, we look forward to their success and to providing even more workforce development and career opportunities in Baton Rouge.”

Students are able to achieve craft certifications while working toward their high school degrees. This new approach to summer internships, which is the first of its kind for ExxonMobil’s U.S. Gulf Coast sites, is designed to provide students with a pathway into ExxonMobil and other industry careers.

“We are excited and grateful to our industry partners, like ExxonMobil, who are helping to provide pathways to bright futures for our students,” said East Baton Rouge Superintendent Dr. Sito Narcisse. “By engaging students in hands-on skills training in high-demand, high-wage careers we are bringing their future careers closer. We look forward to expanding our partnership and providing more students with these opportunities.”