Interested in becoming an Island Institute Fellow? Join us for a virtual information session designed to get you up to speed on this unique opportunity on the Maine coast. Participants will have the opportunity to speak with Island Institute staff and current Fellows, learn about the application process, and ask questions.
Since 1999, the Island Fellows Program has placed college and master’s degree graduates in Maine’s coastal and year-round island communities for a 24-month professional fellowship. 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
Have a question about becoming or hosting an Island Fellow? Contact Andy Theriault for additional assistance.
For answers to some commonly asked questions about being an Island Fellow, you can also check out our Fellowship FAQs.