Subject: Coca-Cola Internship FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE November 21, 2002 CONTACT: The Coca-Cola Company Racquel White 404-676-8828 The College Fund Crystal Terry 703-205-2052 For jpg photos, e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org THE COCA-COLA COMPANY AND THE COLLEGE FUND OPEN THE DOOR TO OPPORTUNITY WITH CORPORATE INTERN PROGRAM Corporate Scholarship and Intern Program Looking for Talented Young People of Color ATLANTA, GA - The Coca-Cola Company and The College Fund are seeking outstanding young college students to participate in the third year of its groundbreaking scholarship and internship program that takes learning beyond the classroom to the real world of corporate America. The Coca-Cola Company and The College Fund hope to attract 50 additional college sophomores from diverse backgrounds (African American, Asian American, Hispanic American, American Indian, and other ethnic groups), who have an opportunity to earn a $10,000 academic scholarship. The College Fund/Coca-Cola Corporate Intern Program is a wonderful way to provide college students an opportunity to learn and grow, said Charlene Crusoe- Ingram, vice president, Diversity Strategy & Culture. It links todays classroom learning to tomorrows real world work experience. We provide students with meaningful assignments that contribute to the bottom line of success for The Coca-Cola Company. We want young people who aim high and work hard. Its an opportunity of a lifetime. The Corporate Intern Program offers students an eight-to-ten week summer internship at The Coca-Cola Company offices in Atlanta, Ga. Guided by a Coca- Cola Company manager and intern mentor, interns will work in one of the following eight areas: business, chemistry, communications, engineering, finance, human resources, information technology or marketing. Each student will earn a $2,500 monthly base salary and will be provided housing and transportation. At the end of the internship, students are eligible to receive a $10,000 academic scholarship. We are extremely proud of the success of The College Fund/Coca- Coca Corporate Intern Program. Each year 50 young people are awarded internships and given the opportunity to earn academic scholarships, said William H. Gray, president and CEO, The College Fund. Because of the Corporate Intern Program, more students of color are graduating better-prepared to enter and succeed in the workforce. This program is changing lives and creating leaders. The Coca-Cola Company has been a corporate partner to The College Fund for more than 15 years, contributing more than $1.6 million to the organization. The College Fund is the nations oldest and most successful African American higher education assistance organization. Their mission is to enhance the quality of education by providing financial assistance to deserving students, raising operating funds for 39 member colleges and universities, and increasing access to technology for students and faculty. The College Fund administers more than 450 scholarships and fellowships to an ethnically diverse group of students and faculty who attend member colleges and universities, other historically black colleges and universities (HBCUs) and majority institutions throughout the country. In its 57-year history, The College Fund has raised over $1.6 billion to promote higher education achievement and has helped more than 300,000 students earn undergraduate and graduate degrees. The Coca-Cola Company is the world's largest beverage company and is the leading producer and marketer of soft drinks. Along with Coca-Cola, recognized as the world's best-known brand, the Company markets four of the world's top five soft drink brands, including diet Coke, Fanta, and Sprite. Through the world's largest distribution system, consumers in nearly 200 countries enjoy the Companys products at a rate of more than 1 billion servings each day. How to Apply: The deadline to apply for the Summer 2003 The College Fund/Coca-Cola Corporate Intern Program is Dec. 16, 2002. All applicants must: Have and maintain a 3.0 grade point average throughout Program participation. Be a sophomore majoring in business, chemistry, communications, engineering, finance, human resources, information technology or marketing. Provide a recommendation letter from a faculty member detailing the student's talents, interests and aspirations. Submit a one-page written personal statement of career interest. Provide a current official undergraduate transcript. Attend a participating college or university (see application). Interview with The Coca-Cola Company. Completed applications, with all supporting documentation, must be received by Dec. 16, 2002. Submit application packages to: The College Fund/Coca-Cola Corporate Intern Program, PO Box 1435, Alexandria, Va. 22313-9998. You can also apply on line at www.uncf.org. Approximately 350 colleges and universities across the country participate in the program. For more information, contact the financial aid office, career placement center or department chair at one of the participating schools. Information is available at http://www.coca-colaoncampus.com and http://www.uncf.org or call The College Fund at 1-866-671-7237.