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 can be found here

Department CampusHrs/WkStipend(Total)Scholarship(Yes/No)Availability
Career & Employment Hub
(Spring 2023)
 Portland20$4,000YesAccepting Applications
Community Standards and Mediation
(2022-2023 academic year)
Gorham10$4,500NoAccepting Applications
Educational Leadership & Adult and Higher Education 
(2022-2023 academic year)
Portland10$6000YesAccepting Applications
Engineering and Education
(2022-2023 academic year)
 Gorham/Online10$4,500YesAccepting Applications
Mathematics and Statistics
(2022-2023 academic year)
Portland 10$4,500YesAccepting Applications
New England Environmental Finance Center
(2022-2023 academic year)
Portland20$11,250YesAccepting Applications
Office of Sustainability 
(Fall 2022)
Online/Distance10$2,000YesAccepting Applications
OLME Nursing
(2022-2023 academic year)
OLME Students Only
Online/Distance10$4,500NoAccepting Applications
Special Collections
(2022-2023 academic year)
Portland10$4,500YesAccepting Applications
Student Government Association
(2022-2023 academic year)
Portland20$9,000YesAccepting Applications
Teacher Education
(Spring 2023)
Gorham10$2,500YesAccepting Applications
Teacher Education
(Spring 2023)
 Portland/Online10$2,500YesAccepting Applications
Department CampusHrs/WkStipend(Total)Scholarship(Yes/No)Availability
Maine International Trade Center
(Spring 2023)
Portland20$6,250YesAccepting Applications
Department CampusHrs/WkStipend(Total)Scholarship(Yes/No)Availability
None available at this time

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).