Internship Opportunities


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. 

2020 Summer Internship Opportunities – The application window is now closed. Please check in January for 2021 opportunities.

Due to the COVID-19 Pandemic CEI offices are closed to the public. CEI staff will be working remotely and want to hear from you! Please reach out to your CEI contact regarding scheduled meetings and/or any questions/concerns. Click here for a list of COVID-19 Business Resources.