Internship Opportunity at the Chandler Foundation

August 25, 2022

The Chandler Foundation is seeking an intern to support a variety of research, grant management, and communications projects. This position will allow you to build relevant skills while working closely with a small, yet mighty and fun team of social impact professionals. 

About The Chandler Foundation

The Chandler Foundation is a philanthropic organization based in Seattle that is focused on building the foundations for a growing and broadening prosperity in the Global South. It accomplishes this through financial and non-financial support to organizations that are helping to build the conditions for shared prosperity in four work areas: anti-corruption, public service and leadership, social mobility, and effective social investing.  

‍At the Chandler Foundation, we imagine a world in which nations are well-governed, socially responsible businesses drive economic growth, and all people have the opportunity to thrive and flourish. Through patient, long-term, system-changing support of trusted partners, we contribute to this vision.

‍The foundation is led by CEO Tim Hanstad, under the direction of the foundation’s founder and chairperson, Richard Chandler. For more information, visit

What you will be doing

Examples of projects and work streams that you would undertake include:  

  • Providing the foundation team with weekly updates on program partners (grantees) and priority countries after reviewing social media and newsletters from program partners and media coverage of priority countries  
  • Reviewing, monitoring, and summarizing Chandler Foundation program partners’ reports
  • Identifying and researching new and evolving thought leaders, organizations, movements, initiatives, and trends that are shaping the social investment industry and identifying major global challenges
  • Drafting, proofreading, and light design of the Chandler Foundation’s guiding strategic documents, including designed reports and slide decks
  • Data entry and research tasks to ensure up-to-date and accurate recording of contact information utilizing Excel and the foundation’s CRM, Insightly. Regular review of new contacts being made to add to foundation CRM  

What we are looking for

  • Responsibility and Timeliness: Attentive to deadlines and can manage multiple projects at once
  • Detail-oriented: Attention to detail and a commitment to delivering a high-quality work product  
  • Strong Writing Capabilities: Can write for the intended audience and can synthesize complex concepts into understandable main points  
  • Research skills: A passion for digging online, ability to search with keywords, and synthesize information into memos and reports
  • Connect-the-dots: An ability to note how organizations, ideas, and trends are linked and how they support each other
  • Knowledge: Preference for individuals with knowledge of the global development and/or governance sector
  • Competencies: Experienced with Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and Outlook required; experience with a CRM software a plus  


  • Education: Sophomore or Junior enrolled in an undergraduate program at an accredited college or university, ideally in the Seattle area
  • Commitment: Approximately 10-16 hours per week from September 2022 - December 2022. Potential to continue throughout the 2022-2023 academic year based on performance
  • Work environment: Hybrid – Seattle, WA office and at-home arrangement as long as deliverable deadlines are met, with regular check-ins

To Apply  

Please send a resume, cover letter detailing your experience and interest in the position, and an academic writing sample (preferably 3-5 pages) to as soon as possible but no later than September 20, 2022. If you are selected to move forward with the application process, we will be in touch with next steps within a week of receiving your application.


$17-20/ hour