Robert Chinn Foundation Internship Program

27 May 2020 5:04 PM | Elizabeth Lee

About the Foundation

One of the first Asian family philanthropies in America, Seattle-based Robert Chinn Foundation is a private operating philanthropy established to elevate Asian leadership for the betterment of the community. The Foundation’s National Grants for the Arts, Asian Distinguished Speakers Series, and other awards have funded Sundance Institute, Academy of Motion Picture Arts & Sciences, Special Olympics, and many other national, regional, and community programs.

The Foundation also directs the Asian Hall of Fame which honors Asian influencers across disciplines and elevates the Asian community globally. Bruce Lee, Kristi Yamaguchi, and many others have been inducted. The Asian Hall of Fame Season (Gala, Mother’s Day Concert, soirees) and Asian Hall of Fame Digital (documentaries, mobile game, music) curate content and raise support for Early Career Grants and Arts for All Grants to survivors of trauma, war, and human trafficking. Most recently, Asian Hall of Fame influencers launched the emergency Medical Response Fund deploying PPE to front line workers­.

About the Robert Chinn Foundation / Asian Hall of Fame Internship Program

Our new Internship Program is a unique talent incubator program that identifies and cultivates outstanding young professionals through high-impact projects and executive networks. Interns may serve for a summer, semester, or full year. Interns will develop and complete high-profile special projects in collaboration with the CEO and board members that will enhance their professional experience and advance the Foundation’s mission. Examples of possible projects include:

Legal & Public Affairs Interns

  • ·       Draft and review contracts, and research pertinent legal issues
  • ·       Grant engagement program
  • ·       Launch and develop Lawyers for the Arts

Marketing & Public Relations Interns

  • ·       Develop in-house public relations & analytics team
  • ·       Develop celebrity social media network
  • ·       Launch sales & marketing campaigns for album and gala


  • ·       Rolling admissions program is open to candidates who are 21-years old and over
  • ·       Ability to work remotely 10-20 hours per week
  • ·       Availability for three weekly one-hour Zoom meetings
  • ·       Asian descent is not necessary but a strong interest in advancing cross-cultural collaboration is required
  • ·       Due to the confidential nature of our celebrities, a background and reference check will be required prior to offer

Application Process

  • 1.       Email with the phrase Internship Program in the subject line
  • 2.       Attach your resume. On the second page of your resume, write your answer to the question, “Why I am interested in the foundation and what I hope to accomplish as an intern.”
  • 3.       Provide three professional references with name, title, organization, email, and phone number

Powered by Wild Apricot Membership Software