At the Island Institute, we work alongside Maine’s island and coastal leaders to catalyze community sustainability. Our commitment to the islands of Maine includes sharing what works among these diverse locations, so that other island and coastal communities can meet the unique challenges they face.

This work wouldn't be possible without a talented staff that brings a wide range of experience, skills, and passion to everything we do. If you are interested in working with us, please continue to check this site or the Maine Association of Nonprofits Job Board—we post open positions as they become available across all of our project areas.

Please refer to each job description for application guidelines, and contact Karen Burns, Chief Talent Officer, at, with any additional questions.

Current open positions

There are currently no staff positions open. Please continue to check back.


Island Fellow

The Island Institute seeks qualified candidates for an Island Fellowship, a two-year placement in one of Maine’s coastal and 15 year-round island communities.

About the Island Fellows program

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 the community they live in. Learn more about the Island Fellows Program here.

View the full job description for this position here: 
Island Fellow Job Description
Application window closes March 27, 2020.
Only online applications will be accepted. APPLY HERE