Employer: The Island Institute
The Island Fellows Program places college and master’s degree graduates in Maine’s coastal and year-round island communities for two years. These 24-month fellowships provide a unique opportunity for recent graduates to apply their skills and gain real-life, place-based experience helping to build sustainability within communities whose way of life and identity face many challenges. Island Fellows work directly with a host organizations within the community on a high priority project identified by the community, while also contributing their own interests and energy to the community they live in. The Island Fellows Program provides support for these communities by: • Strengthening local capacity for the local management and planning of historical, natural, economic, and information resources • Providing technical assistance in implementing local research, planning, education, and communication projects Successful candidates will be community focused, self-motivated, self-aware, and committed to the Institute’s mission and values. Applicants must be able to carefully allocate their time and organizational resources while working across multiple projects.