The Island Institute is seeking qualified candidates to work as Island Fellows for 24 months in various island and coastal communities, beginning on August 31, 2020.
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 organization within the community on a high priority project identified by the community, while also contributing their own interests and energy to community they live in.
The Island Fellows Program provides support for these communities by:
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.
Other Program Requirements:
Physical Demands and Work Environment:
The physical demands and work environment characteristics described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
The Island Fellowship position is a two-year placement. After the first year, fellows will participate in work planning to determine the direction of the second year. Fellows are paid an hourly wage and are provided on-island housing, including utilities for no charge. Fellows are also eligible for health insurance and have access to professional development funds.
To apply, please complete the online application.
Please note: For your Cover Letter please write and upload a personal statement of no more than three pages in length. This statement should be a narrative giving a brief profile of yourself, your educational background, specific skills and any experiences that illuminate your interest in being an Island Fellow. You may include special professional interests, how the Fellowship will help your career development, and any additional information you believe would be helpful. Also, include at least one paragraph describing your thoughts about living in a small, rural community and your hopes and fears - this is a critical part of the application. Please do not simply restate the information listed on your resumé́.
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The application window closes March 27th, 2020. Only online applications are accepted.
Based in Rockland, Maine, the Island Institute is a nonprofit organization and an equal opportunity "at-will" employer committed to providing equal employment opportunities based upon an individual's ability and qualifications. We do not discriminate against people on the basis of race, citizenship, ancestry, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, national origin, age, mental or physical disability.
For more information about the Island Institute and our work along the Maine coast, please visit www.islandinstitute.org.
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