The Island Institute seeks qualified candidates for an Island Fellowship, a two-year placement in one of Maine’s coastal or15 year-round island communities.
Join the Island Institute for a unique 24-month professional experience embedded in some of Maine’s most beautiful places. The Island Fellows Program places college and master’s degree graduates in Maine’s coastal and year-round island communities to live and work for two years. These 24-month fellowship positions 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 and unique opportunities. 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 passions to the community they live in. The fellowship experience is designed to support the development of essential career skills. The cohort of fellows take part in a variety of professional experiences designed to build communication, project management, facilitation, and grant writing.
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.
Please find further information and the application here:
The application window closes March 31, 2021. 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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