STEM Engaged Learning
CSU STEM VISTA Member Benefits

Compensation Benefits

  • Modest monthly living allowance, varies by location
  • Relocation allowance (only members moving 50+ miles)
  • Health coverage
  • Paid personal and sick days
  • Childcare assistance (if eligible)
  • Loan deferment/forbearance (if eligible)
  • Upon completion of service, choice of:

Professional Development and Training

  • Training Prior to Service: CSU STEM VISTA members are required to attend Pre-Service Orientation (PSO), facilitated by the Corporation for National and Community Service, from July 5, 2016 – July 8, 2015. Candidates must be able to attend these PSO dates.
  • On-going Training: CSU STEM VISTA members will be brought together for four in-person professional development trainings throughout the year. VISTA members will also participate in monthly skill-based webinars. All trainings are designed to help the VISTA members achieve their project goals and develop hard skills that will be relevant and transferrable to any career or industry.

In Addition:

  • Gain diverse, hands-on experience and practical skills in management and development
  • Network with industry and civic engagement leaders
  • Gain in-depth knowledge of how higher education and K-12 systems work
  • Become a seasoned leader and essential group member
  • Help inform national research on effective STEM student success practices
  • Be a part of a diverse cohort of CSU STEM VISTA alumni
  • Be part of the national service movement