Careers

Operations Associate

The Island Institute seeks a part-time Operations Associate to provide general clerical assistance to the Finance team and Development teams. Key responsibilities include data entry, managing the organizational switchboard, assistance with mailings, and administrative support for donor and trustee events.

To view a full description of the position, including application details, see the Operations Associate Job Posting, and contact Nancy McLeod Carter, human resources specialist, at ncarter@islandinstitute.org, with any additional questions.

Internships

2017 Summer Internship Program

Unpaid internships at the Island Institute provide opportunities for college students to learn more about careers in such fields as fisheries management and fisheries policy, education, renewable energy and energy efficiency, climate change, community/economic development, publications/media, and more.

Benefits to students include:

  • Gaining valuable learning and career experience under the guidance of an Island Institute mentor;
  • Developing skills to match classroom-based theoretical learning;
  • Making connections that can lead to future career and academic opportunities;
  • Giving their résumés a boost with experiences relevant to career interests; and
  • Assessing their interest and abilities to make more informed decisions about their next steps. 

Please see the Institute's 2017 Summer Internship Overview for further details, and contact Nancy McLeod Carter, human resources specialist, at ncarter@islandinstitute.org, with any additional questions. 

Programs Database Management Internship

The Island Institute’s Programs team seeks qualified candidates for an unpaid internship position that will help us gather and analyze data to better understand community engagement in some of our key programs. This individual will also assist with tracking the persistence rate for recipients of our Maine Island Scholarship program, as well as researching and inputting current data on key educational indicators that impact island and remote coastal schools. To view a full description of the position, including application details, see the  2017 Programs Database Management Internship overview.

Education/Community Development Research Internship

The Island Institute’s Education and Community Development teams seek qualified candidates for an unpaid summer internship position that will help us collect and update data on existing Education and Community Development (MAP Mentoring Access & Persistence) programming and research-related external programs for potential partnerships in the future. To view a full description of the position, including application details, see the 2017 Education/Community Development Research Internship overview.