Search for Assistantships

UMaine offers Teaching Assistant and Research Assistant positions through individual programs.  Students should contact the Graduate Coordinator in their intended program for availability of financial support.  Internships and Assistantships in academic and non-academic units may be posted on CareerLink. Students can also inquire about available positions with faculty, staff, and other students in their field. There are also many work-study based positions across campus, inquire with the Office of Student Employment regarding these opportunities.

Current students already have a sign on (contact UMaine Career Center if you have questions).

For prospective graduate students, please use the following username and password combination:

Username:          Password: blackbears12 

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Q: How much is the stipend? 

The standard stipend for a 20 hour work week is $15,200, based on 2017-2018 figures.  Amounts can vary depending on the account or grant paying.

Q:  What is the policy for holiday, sick, vacation time?

This should be a pre-determined agreement made between you and your supervisor at the time the appointment award is made.  The Graduate School does not have a set policy on vacation, holiday and sick time.  Policies can vary by department/program/supervisor.

Q:  When will I receive my stipend?

  • Graduate assistants are paid monthly, through direct deposit, on the last working day of the month (if the month ends with a Saturday or Sunday, the check will be ready the Friday before).  

Q: Why is there still a bill showing on my MaineStreet account?

Students receiving funding MUST enter Anticipated Resources within MaineStreet to avoid a $100 late fee!