The Working Waterfront/Inter-Island News is looking for motivated students to write for our Web site.

The Island Institute is starting a summer student-reporting program. As part of this effort, high school and college students in island and waterfront communities will write stories about all aspects of their towns.

Students will work with Island Institute Publications Director David Tyler, who has 24 years experience as an editor and reporter working for New England newspapers, magazines and Web sites.

Students will be taught the essentials of journalism and will pitch stories to Tyler, who will consider them for publication on Working Waterfront’s Web site. Students will be paid a small stipend for stories that appear online. This program offers students training in reporting and writing and a chance to become more involved in their communities.
To apply, send a letter of inquiry or a resume and two writing samples to Or mail the application to the Island Institute, P.O. Box 648, Rockland, ME 04841, attention: David Tyler. The deadline for college students is June 1; for high school students, June 12. For more information, contact Tyler at the above e-mail address, or call him at 594-9209, ext. 109.