Join the MESA Team

MESA is a dynamic, growing program hosted at the Portland State University Maseeh College of Engineering and Computer Science. There are many opportunities to join the MESA team.

Learn about open opportunities below:


No positions open at this time


  • Engagement Specialist - conduct outreach to prospective and current members in MESA’s service population (specifically students who are Latino, Black or African American, Native American, Pacific Islander, and multiracial) as well as to organizations and community members to partner, volunteer and implement engagement opportunities. Duties include attending tabling events, attending partner meetings, hosting one-on-one communication, and performing other outreach activities, as needed. Check out the full posting and submit your resume and cover letter to handshake (for PSU students) or email ormesa@pdx.edu. Applicants will be considered on a rolling basis, but please submit by December 23rd for priority consideration. Position open until filled.
  • Mentor (open to college students only) - work with a teacher (MESA Advisor) to guide 6-12th grade student inventors at MESA schools in the Portland Area. Check out the full posting apply here. Position open until October 31st 2022.


  • MESA East Multnomah County Regional Coordinator - coordinate MESA schools programs in the East Multnomah County region and execute recruitment of key partners, activities and events. This position is housed at Mt Hood Community College. Read the full position description and apply here. 


No positions are open at this time.



Oregon MESA is a program of Portland State University. Portland State University supports equal opportunity in admissions, education, employment, housing, and use of facilities by prohibiting discrimination in those areas based on age, color, disability, marital status, national origin, race, religion or creed, sex or gender, gender identity or gender expression, sexual orientation, veteran status, or any other basis in law. This policy implements state and federal laws. Inquiries about it should be directed to the Office of Equity and Compliance, 1600 SW 4th Avenue, Suite 830, Portland, OR 97201, 503-725-5919, or via email to diversity@pdx.edu.

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