Internship Opportunities

Overview

Depending on the year and needs of our departments, CEI may offer project-based internship opportunities across the organization during the school year for undergraduate and graduate level students. The experience offers a unique opportunity to learn about the CDFI industry and to gain real, practical knowledge and understanding of CEI and our mission to create economically and environmentally healthy communities in which all people, especially those with low incomes, can reach their full potential.

CEI believes that our economy should work for everyone. As a mission-driven investor, CEI works closely with the businesses we finance and advise to address operational, workforce, and environmental challenges, while deepening our impact in key industries, such as farming, aquaculture, and food manufacturing, that can contribute to an inclusive and environmentally sustainable economy. We also provide counseling and training for individuals and families, recognizing that building assets and managing debt, as well as a good job, are key ingredients for family financial security.

While learning about our industry, you’ll get hands-on experience in community development financing, business and programmatic consulting, professional development, knowledge sharing, and team collaboration.  As an intern at CEI, you’ll participate in departmental initiatives and project work that address issues within our industry.

Due to COVID-19, our 2020 Summer Internship went entirely remote. Despite not getting a chance to see each other in person, our interns still made the most of the situation and provided great project work product at the end of their 10 weeks with us.

Check out the Summer Intern Reflections video here. 

2021 Summer Internship Opportunities 

Coastal Enterprises, Inc. is an affirmative action and equal opportunity employer. We are committed to fostering a diverse, equitable and inclusive culture and workforce reflective of our mission, values and communities we serve. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, national origin, age, protected veteran or disabled status, or genetic information.

The CEI offices remain closed to the public, but we're hard at work! Reach out or click here for a list of COVID-19 Business Resources.
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