VC Internship @ CEI Ventures in Brunswick, ME

CEI Ventures, CVI believes that our economy should work for everyone. As a wholly owned subsidiary of CEI, a mission-driven community development financial institution ( CDFI ) – CVI manages socially responsible venture capital funds. The company was founded in 1994 to mobilize private capital markets while advancing social goals. To date, we have raised four venture capital funds and have made over $32 million of direct investments in 63 companies.

By investing in innovative companies exhibiting rapid growth and dynamic transformation or emergence, we build partnerships with passionate entrepreneurs and quality management teams with relevant experience, visionary leadership, and deep commitment. Our portfolio companies secure competitive advantages through proprietary technology, intellectual property, and distributions systems, while providing broad reaching social benefits.

The CEI Ventures internship experience is designed to meet four core learning outcomes:
1. Acquire new knowledge in a setting that is related to the concepts, principles, and methodologies applied in the classroom, thus allowing the student to connect theory with practice;
2. Enhance and develop written and verbal communication skills;
3. Provide the opportunity to collaborate with diverse people and in a formal business setting;
4. Develop career awareness, self-direction, and self-confidence.

Project Summary: CEI Ventures will be raising it’s fifth venture capital fund and would like to improve collection of social impact data from portfolio companies. As such, the internship will involve analyzing current data and procedures to make recommendations on how we can improve our metrics, collection methodologies, and database.

The summer intern will contribute to one or more of the following deliverables:

  • Be provided the opportunity to participate with investment analysis and investor reporting.
  • Conduct a comprehensive analysis of current data collection methods with recommendations for improvement and integration with CEI metrics.
  • Help create a new database which will help CVI team track social impact data over the life of fund.


  • Current MBA student or equivalent preferred – we will consider undergraduate students with a strong finance background and financial analysis skillset.
  • A strong interest in business and corporate finance.
  • An interest in economic development, particularly in rural and underserved communities.
  • A connection to and interest in Maine’s economy and businesses highly desirable.
  • Intermediate to advanced excel skills.
  • Strong financial analysis skills.
  • Excellent communication and listening skills.
  • Organized and self-motivated.
  • Critical, curious thinker.
  • Strong research and analytical skills.

If interested, please apply here.

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