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Island Institute Fellow

Maine Climate Corps Network


Opportunity summary

Term length

9/1/2025 - 8/31/2027

Application window

2/1/2025 - 3/17/2025


Rockland, Maine

Hourly pay equivalent


Project summary

Fellows live and work in coastal communities, providing critical capacity to address community-based climate challenges. 

Opportunity description

The fellow will work with municipal officials or a community non-profit to plan, fundraise, and project manage climate-based projects that will help rural coastal communities better adapt to changing conditions. 


  • Housing
  • Healthcare
  • Relocation expenses

Requirements and qualifications


Earned an associate, baccalaureate, or graduate degree within five years. Ability and willingness to travel to off-site locations, including by boat. Eligibility to work in the US Ability to reside full time in the community where the fellowship is located.

Preferred qualifications

Comfort with technology. including systems such as Office 365 applications. Ability to manage time and work with minimal supervision. Ability to work collaboratively in multi-generational settings. Enthusiasm for living and working in small, rural communities.

Opportunity details

Focus area

  • Waterway restoration
  • Stormwater management
  • Disaster preparedness recovery and response
  • Economic development support for energy transition communities
  • Grant-writing and fundraising
  • Environmental education and training
  • Environmental research and citizen science 

Work environment

  • Individual placement
  • Rural
  • Indoor