Please see this page for a list of all graduate assistantship positions for the 2022-2023 academic year.

Assistantship Opportunities

In order to be eligible for and maintain a Graduate Assistantship position, students must:

  • Maintain a minimum GPA of 3.0.
  • Enroll in 6 graduate credits or more during each semester that they are employed as a GA.
  • Be matriculated in a graduate degree program at USM (students in certificate-only programs are not eligible).
  • Remain in good academic standing and be making acceptable progress towards their degree.
  • Not be a University of Maine System employee.

Note: Maine Law and University of Maine students are not eligible for most USM Graduate Assistantships. 

Students in Accelerated Online Maine SEHD and Nursing Programs will be awarded stipend only. Note: Positions for Online Maine Only students are noted below in bold italics.  

Department CampusHrs/WkStipend
(Total)
Scholarship
(Yes/No)
Availability
Career & Employment Hub
(Spring 2023)
 Portland20$4,000YesAccepting Applications
Educational Leadership & Adult and Higher Education 
(2022-2023 academic year)
Portland10$6000YesAccepting Applications
Mathematics and Statistics
(2022-2023 academic year)
Portland 10$4,500YesAccepting Applications
Muskie School of Public Service
(Spring 2023)
Online/Distance10$2,000YesAccepting Applications
OLME Nursing
(2022-2023 academic year)
OLME Students Only
Online/Distance10$4,500NoAccepting Applications
School of Nursing
(Spring 2023)
Portland10$2,500YesAccepting Applications
Student Government Association
(Spring 2023)
Portland20$9,000YesAccepting Applications
Department CampusHrs/WkStipend
(Total)
Scholarship
(Yes/No)
Availability
Cutler Institute – MCBER
(Spring 2023)
Portland10$3,000YesAccepting Applications
Muskie School of Public Service
(Spring 2023)
Portland/Online10$2,000YesAccepting Applications
Department CampusHrs/WkStipend
(Total)
Scholarship
(Yes/No)
Availability
MPPM
(Spring 2023)
Portland10$2,000YesAccepting Applications
Department CampusHrs/WkStipend
(Total)
Scholarship
(Yes/No)
Availability
Department of Technology
(2023-2024 Academic Year)
Portland / Gorham /
Online/Distance
10$4,500YesAccepting Applications
Educational and School Psychology
(2023-2024 Academic Year)
Gorham10$4,500YesAccepting Applications
Special Education
(2023-2024 Academic Year)
Gorham 10$4,500YesAccepting Applications

Submit your Application

Ready to apply? Submit the required documents to the hiring supervisor:

  • Resume
  • Cover letter

Other Student Work Opportunities


Please check back later for additional Graduate Aide opportunities.

Note: students must receive a federal work-study award to be eligible for Graduate Aide positions.


The Shaw Innovation Fellows program selects five students annually and awards them a $5,000 grant to conduct researach projects designed to address complex problems in the world. For more information and the application process, please visit the Shaw Innovation Fellows website.  

Graduate Place Justice Scholar – The Catherine Cutler Institute seeks Graduate Place Justice Scholar for 2022-2023 academic year (November 2022 through May 2023).