Current Graduate Assistantship Positions

To be considered for a graduate assistantship position, you must follow the instructions of the department's posting in addition to meeting the conditions listed below.

You must:
1) Be admitted to a master's level program without any conditions (graduate certificate and non-degree seeking students are not eligible for these positions)
2) Have a 3.0 GPA or higher in all graduate-level coursework
3) Follow any additional application instructions specified by the department
4) Provide materials relevant to employment experience (such as resume, CV, etc.)


The department may require that you also provide:
1) The graduate assistantship application

2) Provide three letters of recommendation (If your admission letters of recommendation are on file in the graduate office, you may ask for them to be forwarded to the department where you are applying.)

3) A cover letter detailing your reasons for seeking the position

NOTE: Students are restricted to a maximum of two years as a graduate assistant unless specified by the department due to length of degree program.

Graduate Assistantship Positions

This list is not definitive. Please check with your department for open positions and application procedures. If you are interested in non-teaching assistantships, email the graduate education office for a list of departments who have hired research and administrative GAs in the past. 

Graduate Student Worker positions (which are not teaching assistantships) will also be posted when available. See Career Services also for assistantships other employment opportunities. Note that the acceptance of a graduate assistantship makes you ineligible for most other NMU positions during your contracted dates.


Open Graduate Assistant Positions for 2018-2019 Academic Year:

Graduate Assistant - Multicultural Education & Resource Center (MERC)

Position Description

Application Deadline: Applications close on August 22nd at 5pm


Graduate Assistant - Admissions

Position Description

Application Deadline: Applications will be considered until the position is filled with priority consideration given to those applying by July 1st, 2018

To apply: Submit a current resume and Graduate Assistant Application by e-mail to or submit in person to the NMU Admissions Office (2212 Hedgcock Building).


Employee Wellness Coordinator

Job Description

Email applications to Kristen Bjorne at

Application deadline: July 1, 2018


College of Business Graduate Assistant

Details and Job Description

For more information, contact Annette Brown at, or 906-227-1894