- Community & Nonprofit Development
- Economic Security
- Education & Youth
386 Main St
Rockland, ME 04841
The Island Institute works to sustain Maine's island and remote coastal communities, and exchanges ideas and experiences to further the sustainability of communities here and elsewhere.
About Island Institute
We envision that Maine's year-round island communities will thrive and lead as examples of sustainability.
To that end, the Island Institute is committed to:
1. Support economic resiliency and growth
2. Help retain and attract families and young people as year-round residents
3. Encourage networking among island communities and increase the exchange of information with islanders and about islands.
4. Facilitate the development of island leadership to support individual and community aspirations
5. Strengthen and support a culture of workplace excellence that is responsive to our constituents.
The Island Institute has six departments working towards these goals including: Community Development, Energy, Education, Economic Development, Marine Resources, and Media.
Island Institute’s Impact
The Island Institute's programing gives voice and support to year round island and remote coastal communities, building their adaptive capacity and supporting these vibrant year-round communities.
- Year Founded 1983
- Legal Form 501c3
Positions at Island Institute
The Island Institute is looking for energetic, recent college graduates with interest in living and working in a year-round island community for two years as the Vinalhaven Fellow. The Fellow will work with the Vinalhaven School and Partners in ...
Not Actively Recruiting
Focus Community & Nonprofit Development + 1 more
The Fellowship will provide an extra set of hands to a community based non profit organization to increase capacity within the organization and to directly work on a community identified project. Fellows live and work within the community full time, ...
Not Actively Recruiting
Focus Arts & Culture + 4 more
Island Institute Programs
Island Institute Fellows Program
The Island Fellows Program is one of the signature programs of the Island Institute. Since 1999, the Island Fellows Program has placed college and master’s degree graduates in Maine’s coastal and year-round island communities for one to two years. 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