Island Fellow

Island Institute

About the organization

The Island Institute works alongside Maine's island and coastal leaders to catalyze community sustainability in the state's 120 island and coastal communities and share what works among these diverse communities and beyond.

The Island Fellows Program is one of the signature programs of the Island Institute. Since 1999, the Island Fellows Program has placed college and master’s degree graduates in Maine’s coastal and year-round island communities for one to two years. Fellowships provide a unique opportunity for recent graduates to apply their skills and gain experience helping to build sustainability within communities whose way of life and identity face many challenges.

Duties

The Island Fellows Program is one of the signature programs of the Island Institute. Since 1999, the Island Fellows Program has placed college and master’s degree graduates in Maine’s coastal and year-round island communities for one to two years. Fellowships provide a unique opportunity for recent graduates to apply their skills and gain experience helping to build sustainability within communities whose way of life and identity face many challenges.
The Island Fellows Program provides support for Maine's island and coastal communities by:

Strengthening capacity for the local management of historical, cultural, natural, economic, and information resources
Assisting in local research, planning, education, and technology projects
The Island Fellows Program provides support for the Island Fellows by:

Offering enriching professional development opportunities for recent college graduates
Building professional experiences and networks for Fellows looking to live and work in Maine

Qualifications

A recent undergraduate or graduate degree (within five years of graduation)
• Professional interests that align strongly with the goals of the Island Institute
• Outstanding interpersonal communication skills; able to speak about the work in an articulate,
organization 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.
professional, and compelling manner (one-on-one and with groups)
• The ability to understand island and rural communities and how change happens locally
• The ability to listen in communities and in partnerships to inform, develop, and implement responsive programming
• Interest in shaping experiences for community members that inspire them to act and solve problems
• Comfort with technology, including information technology systems such as Office 365 applications
• The ability and willingness to travel to off-site locations, including by boat
• Ability to work without direct supervision
• Enthusiasm for living and working in small, rural communities

Salary

$12/hour plus housing

Application instructions

Contact email: [email protected]

Find out more at:
http://www.islandinstitute.org/island-fellows

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