VISTA Openings

Join STEMup BR as an AmeriCorps VISTA!



Come join the STEMup BR VISTA team! Our VISTAs continue to be an invaluable asset to the work we do in our middle school STEM mentor program. So many of the initiative's successes, as well as the improvements and changes we continue to implement, are a direct result of the work accomplished by our VISTA members. 

AmeriCorps VISTA members live and serve in some of our nation's poorest urban and rural areas. With passion, commitment, and hard work, they create or expand programs designed to bring individuals and communities out of poverty. In addition to receiving a living stipend, VISTAs are awarded an education grant at the end of their service term. Want to learn more about becoming a VISTA? Visit the AmeriCorps VISTA FAQ page.

SUMMER Associates (20 openings) - Summer Commitment (May 30-July 27)
These VISTA members will serve in a summer STEM camp for elementary and middle school students.  As a group, members will assist in locating, modifying and delivering high-quality STEM projects at a BREC (Baton Rouge Recreation) or Boys and Girls Club camp location focusing on STEM during June and July. 

Apply to a summer associate position HERE.We encourage you to apply as soon as possible. See details to right of page.

YEAR-LONG Commitment
This VISTA member will serve as the liaison between volunteers and the school and community center sites where they are volunteering. He or she will attend program sessions, respond to questions and concerns, coordinate the distribution and collection of evaluation materials, and facilitate the on boarding of new schools and community center sites. An organized person who enjoys working with both adults and students and who is patient and excels in email and in-person communication would be a good fit for this role. 

Contact: Kim Fossey at 

Here are links to our Facebook, Twitter, and STEMup BR website.

Summer STEM Lab 2018

2018 Summer STEM Lab Details

  • 9-week position facilitating exciting hands-on STEM projects with Baton Rouge youth, ages 5 - 12.
  • Eligibility: Must be at least 18 years of age
  • Dates: May 30 - July 31 (no days off) Day: 8am – 3pm
  • Location: BREC Expressway Park (935 South 11th St)
  • May have outside employment during project period
  • Requirements: MUST HAVE …
  • Sincere interest in creating exciting learning environments for kids
  • Be flexible and be great at working in team
  • Attend on-site orientation and training
  • Compensation:
  • Pay is approximately $2025 ($225/week)- distributed every 2 weeks 
  • Choice of Service awards at end: 1) $1,253 Segal Education Award (deposited in college of choice or applied towards student loan debt) OR 2) $311 End-of-Service Cash Stipend
  • Pre-Apply with the sponsor – Foundation for EBRSS:
  • NOTE: that full VISTA Application will require 2 references.
  • Contact: Dakota for questions: