Please see this page for a list of all Graduate Assistantship (GA) positions for the 2024-2025 academic year. Teaching Assistantship (TA) and Research Assistantship (RA) positions are noted next to the hiring department title.

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. 

Department Year/
Semester
CampusHrs/WkStipend
(Total)
Scholarship
(Yes/No)
Availability
Career & Employment
Hub
2024-
2025
Academic
Year
Portland/
Online/
Distance
20$11,250YesAccepting
Applications
Community Standards
& Mediation – Student
Affairs
2024-
2025
Academic
Year
Gorham10$4,500YesAccepting
Applications
Confidential Resource
Advisor – Human
Resources
2024-
2025
Academic
Year
Gorham/
Online/
Distance
10$4,500YesAccepting
Applications
Engineering (RA)Spring
2024 –
Fall 2025
Gorham10$4,500/
year
YesAccepting
Applications
Exercise, Health and
Sport Sciences
2024-
2025
Academic
Year
Portland/
Online/
Distance
10$4,500YesAccepting
Applications
Intercultural Student
Affairs (ISA)
2024-
2025
Academic
Year
Portland10$4,500YesAccepting
Applications
Maine PBIS/
Special Education
2024-
2025
Academic
Year
Online/
Distance
10$4,500YesAccepting
Applications
Nursing2024-
2025
Academic
Year
Portland10$5,000YesAccepting
Applications
Public Health2024-
2025
Academic
Year*
Online/
Distance
10$3,500YesAccepting
Applications
Teacher EducationSpring
2024
Gorham15$3,000YesAccepting
Applications
Technology2024-
2025
Academic
Year
Gorham/
Online/
Distance
10$4,500YesAccepting
Applications

Submit your Application

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

  • Resume
  • Cover letter

If you need help figuring out where to send your application materials, check out this handy Applying for a Graduate Assistantship Guide.

Other Student Work Opportunities


Student Engagement & Leadership (Portland Events) Graduate Student Specialist

  • 20 hours per week
  • $15,000 total stipend to be paid monthly from September 2024 – May 2025 (no scholarship)


Student Engagement & Leadership (Gorham Events) Graduate Student Specialist

  • 20 hours per week
  • $15,000 total stipend to be paid monthly from September 2024 – May 2025 (no scholarship)


Muskie School of Public Service & Portland Water District GIS

  • 20 hours per week
  • $18/hour from July – December 2024 (no scholarship)


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 OLLI Graduate Student Fellowship was established at the University of Southern Maine with a gift from the Osher Lifelong Learning Institute (OLLI). The Fellowship provides scholarships of $3,000 for five selected USM graduate students whose research, scholarship or creative activity focus on social and environmental justice, adult education, or issues related to aging. Find more information on the OLLI Fellows page.