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 career-transitioning professionals. Our VISTA members apply their skills, knowledge and talents to improve STEM education during their year of service. If you are a 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. ​​​


​Below are the values, experiences, and skills we are looking for in VISTA candidates.

  • Commitment to educational equity
  • Desire for continuous growth and learning
  • Demonstrated determination and perseverance
  • Ability to engage in collaborative and complex relationships
  • Experience in project and program management
  • A bachelor’s degree in any field (STEM degree not required)
  • 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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