Working at CEI

CEI – A Leader in Making a Difference

Headquartered in Maine, CEI is a community development finance institution that is a national leader in rural economic and business development. CEI’s mission is to build a just, vibrant, and climate-resilient future for people and communities in Maine and rural communities. We do this by integrating finance, business expertise, and policy solutions in ways that make the economy work more equitably.   

Over 70 percent of our financing and advice go to businesses that are expanding opportunities for low-income communities, communities of color, and others who have been left behind by our economy.

A Quality Employer

We don’t just help our clients grow good jobs at their businesses, we build them here at CEI. Join us!

The application for our 2024 Summer Internships has closed. You can learn more about our Summer Internship program here and check our social media for Summer Internships postings in February of each year!

If you have any questions, don’t hesitate to reach out to our Talent & Diversity Manager at

What we believe: 

Benefits at CEI

Our staff is essential to our mission. As a result, CEI offers a competitive compensation and benefits package for our permanent positions, opportunities for training/skill-building and a commitment to helping staff achieve a healthy work/life balance.

Benefits Include


CEI continues to place a high priority on the health and safety of our staff, our clients, and our communities. We continue to monitor and follow guidance from the Maine Centers for Disease Control and the US Centers for Disease Control. CEI staff have returned to working in a hybrid capacity- part of the week in-office, and part of the week remotely. For staff and visitors to our offices, we are adhering to optional indoor masking depending on the transmission rate in the county in which the office is located, proper hygiene, and social distancing protocols when recommended. Any visitors to the office must adhere to these same protocols. Our offices remain closed to the public, and we are maintaining a staff and visitor log at our primary location in Brunswick.

A Collaborative and Engaging Place Workplace

CEI Staff care about their clients, their communities, the climate and their colleagues, which is why we build in opportunities to contribute and connect.


Our staff-led community team puts together a full calendar of activities for staff engagement and to support community-members in need, which have included:

Climate Action at Work

CEI believes we all need to take action reduce the impact of climate change and protect Maine’s natural resources, which is why we built our headquarters to LEED Platinum standards. We also partner with We Compost It! to reduce office waste, offer CSA pickups in office and participate in the Way2GOMaine Business Commuting Challenge to reduce our carbon footprint.