Thank you for your interest in working with Island Institute!

We are committed to helping our islands and coast meet the challenges ahead and working with these communities to build resilience along the Maine coast. 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 see our open positions below and continue to check this site or the Maine Association of Nonprofits Job Board for new opportunities as they become available.

Please refer to each job description for application guidelines, and contact Susan Haversat at with any additional questions.


Island Institute Fellows Program

Island Institute’s Fellows Program places college (associate degree or higher) graduates in Maine’s coastal and year-round island communities to live and work for two years. Fellowships are an opportunity for recent graduates to apply their skills and gain real-life, place-based experience helping build sustainability within communities whose way of life and identity face challenge and opportunity. Island Institute Fellows work directly with a host organization on a priority project identified by the community, while contributing their own interests and passions to the community they live in. The cohort of Island Institute Fellows take part in various professional experiences designed to build communication, facilitation, and leadership skills.

Only online applications are accepted.  View the full program description and apply here.


Together We're Supporting and Sustaining Island and Coastal Communities