Become a Maine Learning Assistant (MLA)

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We are now accepting applications for Fall 2024 MLA positions! Apply today! Application review begins on April 1st.

If you have questions regarding the program or general MLA questions, contact us at

Maine Learning Assistants (MLAs) are undergraduate students who are hired by instructors who have received a FIG-MLA grant. MLAs are paid ($14.15/hour) to work four or seven hours per week assisting with instruction and facilitating student discussion.

Specific responsibilities of MLAs include:

  1. Assisting the lead instructor and Teaching Assistants in the classroom and/or recitation sections,
  2. Preparing for instructional duties, and
  3. Participating in weekly required professional learning sessions about Teaching and Learning (all new MLAs).

For more information or any questions about the program, please contact us at