Graduate Assistantships are awarded by individual University departments and are subject to employment guidelines as specified by the hiring department and the Graduate School. Students should contact their academic departments for available assistantships. Graduate students must be admitted for graduate work at the University of Miami before they are eligible to work as Graduate Assistants. For specific information governing Graduate Assistantships at the University of Miami, please contact the Graduate School.
 
The Office of Student Employment (OSE) supports the Graduate School and graduate students at the University of Miami by overseeing the processing of graduate student payroll, in accordance with the Payroll Office's policies and guidelines. OSE is also responsible for the posting of graduate assistant tuition awards, in conjunction with the Office of Financial Assistance Services (OFAS) and in accordance with OFAS policies and guidelines.
 
OSE oversees established procedures and practices related to the payment of stipends (monthly) and other wages (hourly and bi-weekly) offered, awarded and approved through graduate assistantships, research assistantships, teaching assistantships, fellowships and other student employment programs. All policies related to requirements, agreements, compliance and assistantship conditions and responsibilities are established and regulated by the Graduate School. Academic and program compliance and matters, other than payroll processing, are the responsibility of the student's home department in conjunction with the Graduate School.
 
International graduate students should consult with the Office of International Student and Scholar Services for specific regulations governing international students graduate assistantships. Please review the online On-Campus International Student Brochure or pick one up at the Office of Student Employment.
 
As part of the hiring process, students may be asked to complete the following forms and/or procedures (always check with the hiring department for specific forms/processes needed).
Form I-9/E-Verify (with required documentation)
Drug Free Form
Environmental Health & Safety Training Checklist
Direct Deposit (All Graduate Assistants are required to establish direct deposit)
 
Please refer to the Employer section for information on paperwork processing requirements.