STEM VISIT members Holding a sign that reads, I serve because I believe in the power of young people.


The CSU STEM VISTA program is a one-year leadership development program for early-career and emerging professionals. Our VISTA members apply their skills, knowledge and talents to improve STEM education during their year of service. If you are a recent college graduate or have career goals in STEM or education, the CSU STEM VISTA program provides a meaningful and rewarding experience.

Through the CSU STEM VISTA selection process, final candidates will be matched with one of our CSU campus teams. Matched VISTA members then work for that CSU campus team while participating in the CSU STEM VISTA leadership development program. ​​​


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Qualified VISTA candidates have the following:

  • A bachelor’s degree in any field (STEM degree not required)
  • Experience working with young people or college students
  • A track record of managing shifting priorities and handling numerous time-sensitive projects with multiple deadlines
  • Ability to manage complex relationships and work well with diverse communities, management styles and personalities
  • Progressive experience in problem-solving and project management
  • Demonstrated ability and commitment to continuous learning
  • Outstanding oral and written communication skills
  • Passion for education, equity, diversity and inclusivity
  • High levels of determination and perseverance
  • Hold one of the following citizenship or legal residency statuses: US citizen, US National, Lawful Permanent Resident (i.e. Green Card status), and persons legally residing within a state. Examples of persons legally residing within a state may include those holding the following classifications: refugee, asylee, temporary protected status throughout VISTA service, and Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) status.

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