Jail Education Project

Teaching Assistantships

Teaching Assistantships

Work alongside Merrimack faculty inside the jail as a Jail Education Project teaching assistant. 

Contact Us

Interested in serving as a teaching assistant? Email jail-ed@merrimack.edu

“The internship showed me that it is incredibly important to immerse ourselves in experiences that may help others even if it may be uncomfortable or difficult for ourselves.”

― Mary Teresa Cuzzupe ’19, Criminology and Criminal Justice and Social Justice

Earn Course Credit

There are several options for earning course credit as a teaching assistant (TA). Interested students should talk to one of our co-directors Brittnie Aiello or Emma Duffy-Comparone about applicable courses. You may also serve as a TA on a volunteer basis.

What You’ll Do

  • attend lectures with faculty
  • staff study halls
  • offer one-on-one help with assignments
  • run study sessions and writing workshops

“The teaching assistant internship inside both jails really opened my eyes to the world of incarceration and inspired me to do a research paper for another class about the real costs of incarceration within the U.S.”

― Karly Bowen ’20, English and Economics