Students kick off summer internships at Houston Zoo

June 3, 2010 2:24:31 PM PDT
Today is a very big day for 65 college students here in Houston. They're starting their internships at 65 non-profit and community agencies in our area. They'll be paid by Exxon Mobil, which provides much-needed assistance to many non-profits at a time when many college students can't afford to volunteer.

The group met at one of those agencies, the Houston Zoo, where they took a picture, talked to a local congresswoman and got to see Baylor, the new baby elephant, who's almost four weeks old.

This will be home base for Ashley Guzman, a Texas A&M student. She said she's looking forward to "learning about conservation and teaching other people about conservation, especially in the Houston area and getting people involved and really enjoying my experiences here at the Zoo."

By the way, this is not just Guzman's first day of work - it's also her birthday.


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