Membership Manager

The Membership Manager oversees and grows the organization’s membership program. Key responsibilities include developing, executing, and evaluating member renewal and acquisition strategies, producing member-targeted materials and events, serving as the primary organizational contact for members, and collaborating with colleagues to cultivate a sustainable base of support for the Island Institute. This is a full-time, salaried position reporting to the Donor Relations Director. It is based out of the Island Institute offices in Rockland, Maine, with the potential to work from Portland or another location up to two days per week. 

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Marine Economic Development Associate

This position is focused on marine-related business support, providing ideas, information, and options to island fishermen and communities looking to diversify their economic base. Work will include organizing community meetings, exchange trips, and building interest in fishing communities around these ideas. This is a short-term position that ends on March 31, 2016. It is based out of the Island Institute offices in Rockland, Maine, with the potential to work from Portland or another location up to two days per week. 

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 Island Fellow

Swan's Island Fellow

The Island Fellows Program is one of the signature programs of the Island Institute. Fellowships provide a unique opportunity for recent graduates to apply their skills and experience to help build sustainability within communities whose way of life and identity face many challenges. This Fellowship is based with the Swan's Island fire department and ambulance service researching and implementing new technologies to improve the fire and emergency department response.  The Fellow will enhance existing systems to recruit, retain, and train volunteers, and improve data management systems.The Fellow will also research standard operating guidelines for ambulance and fire departments to ensure the fire department is in line with other similarly sized departments around the state.

Download the application  here. Please submit to Karen Burns by July 31th. 

Read more about the Island Fellows program here. 

Island Institute Internships

Community Energy Data Internship

The Island Institute seeks qualified candidates for an unpaid summer internship position that will help our Community Energy team increase its effectiveness by creating a database of program participants and impacts, developing tools for displaying those impacts, researching opportunities to disseminate our energy-efficiency model and other programs, and collecting data related to the unique energy challenges facing New England island communities.

See the full description of the internship here. For more information, contact Nancy Carter.

On-Island Internships

North Haven Historical Society Internship

The North Haven Historical Society seeks a part-time intern who will be trained as a docent for the museum and help to organize, store, and reposition collections. This will involve photographing and documenting items in the museum. A maximum of 3 hours per week will be spent entering data into the Past Perfect software. The intern must enjoy working with the public, be thoughtful and mature, and be able to work independently. A strong interest or background in history is preferred. Please contact the Historical Society for more information. Phone: (207) 867-4752  Email: