Work. Volunteer. Request. Get involved with MESA!

There are many ways for students to get involved with MESA’s work—and we’re committed to your personal and professional leadership development. 

Put your values, passion, motivation, sense of belonging, self-advocacy, and knowledge into action for communities you care about.

"I started in MESA in October for the Black History Month coordinator position. I got to work with a program manager and a graduate student. 

Once that position was over, I didn't want to leave so I joined the PIE team. Then when the school semester ended, I still didn't want to leave so I joined the front desk assistant team."



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Paid work

We hire student staff throughout the year to serve as heritage month coordinators, welcome program coordinators, Peer Inclusive Educator facilitators, Grant & Outreach team members, front desk student assistants, graphic designers, graduate student coordinators, and more!  

Student Coordinator, Peer Inclusive Educator team

Student coordinators facilitate and coordinate anti-racism and coalition-building workshops focused on building and dismantling racism through interactive exercises, dialogic-based exercises, storytelling, and critical reflection.


Student Coordinator, Grants & Outreach team

Lead outreach activities such as tabling for and presenting about MESA including upcoming programs and events, and support key work around the office's student org grants.


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Volunteer to help at a heritage month or welcome program event, or be a member of a heritage month or welcome program planning team.

There are no volunteer opportunities currently available. Sign up for our bi-weekly newsletter to get notified when new opportunities go up, or check back here later.


Request funding or a workshop

Grants are available to fund an event/program that contributes to fostering and creating inclusive and equitable space on campus through the lens of race and ethnicity.

We offer a variety of workshops and teach-ins for the University of Michigan community, ranging from anti-racism to capacity building to allyhood and more.


Developing skills and self

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Employment and volunteer opportunities with MESA will help develop the following skills:

  • Communication

  • Coordination and organizing

  • Collaboration and teamwork

  • Leadership

  • Community building

  • Reflection and making meaning

  • Advancing advocacy through event/program development and implementation

  • Facilitation

  • Time management

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Other additional benefits

  • Learning by doing

  • Working and learning alongside staff and faculty

  • Extending your education beyond the classroom by applying what you’re learning to real-life situations

  • Building a strong resume

  • Exercising social responsibility and ethical reasoning through social, cultural, and educational program planning, developing and executing

  • Being innovative and creative

  • Expanding your networks

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