Join the CCC Team! Summer Internships


The Chinese Culture Center is seeking motivated individuals who is passionate about the community and contemporary arts to join the CCC team as a Summer Intern or Volunteers and contribute in a variety of roles. Communications, development, gallery, education and curatorial roles are available. All positions require a minimum of 2-3 days in the office for 3 months and are unpaid. School credit required for internship. Volunteer positions also available.

Selected candidates will be invited for an interview. Positions are opened until filled. No phone calls please.

Communications Assistant Intern

The Communications Assistant Internship is ideal for someone interested in gaining experience in the development and branding of the Chinese Culture Center’s various programs through social media, website, events, and media. The intern will work closely with the Communications team with a Communications Campaign including social media, press events, community outreach and ensuring consistency in branding, messaging, theming and archiving.

Other tasks include participating in brainstorming, updating media lists, press releases, calendar listings, updating website, and press archiving. He or she will work with the team to help with outreach of print material throughout the city.


  • Skilled in social media platforms (Facebook, Twitter, Weibo, etc.)
  • Seeking motivated, organized, and detail-oriented individuals
  • Able to work as a team member and independently
  • Interest in Chinese and Chinese American art and culture, especially contemporary visual arts
  • Interest in community building and nonprofits
  • Excellent written and oral communication
  • Able to multi-task in a dynamic environment, prioritize tasks, and follow-through
  • Familiarity with basic Office applications (Word, Excel, Powerpoint), Gmail and Googledocs
  • Outgoing personality a plus
  • Bilingual in Mandarin or Cantonese a plus

Position is unpaid. Students are welcome to apply.

To Apply: Send a cover letter, 2 page writing sample, and resume to Lydia Han

Curatorial Assistant Intern

The Chinese Culture Foundation is seeking a Curatorial Assistant Intern. You will work directly with our Artistic Director and Exhibition Manager. The Curatorial Assistant is primarily responsible for assisting in exhibition and program production, artist liaison, grant tracking, research, catalog production, and public engagement of the arts. As the CCF is a nonprofit arts and community based organization, candidates are expected to multi-task and also work collaboratively across disciplines as our work is intertwined in community engagement and education.


  • Assist the Artistic Director, Guest Curators, Exhibition Manager with exhibitions, public art, and accompanying catalogues including preparation, research, coordinating and scheduling installation and other work, writing, (wall text, statement, contracts),  and planning.
  • Grant tracking to ensure deliverables for funded art exhibitions and projects.
  • Provide public engagement for the arts, visitor experience in the gallery. Present lectures and walkthroughs to docents, visitors, and special groups. Other events as necessary.
  • Become trained as a public art docent and give tours to the public about the “Without Walls” art installations in Chinatown
  • Assisting in editing and translation (translating materials from English to Chinese)
  • Foster and maintain strong relationships with the community, including artists, universities, community members, partner organizations, scholars, museum colleagues.
  • Other administrative duties: answering phone and questions about programs and the Center
  • Other tasks assigned.

The ideal candidate has BA in Asian studies, art, or art history, a passion for the arts, enjoy working with people, and are excited about the challenges and opportunities of a vibrant community based, contemporary arts organization. The Curatorial Assistant Intern position provides an ideal opportunity for candidates who are interested in arts nonprofits and community service.

A successful candidate will possess these skills:

– Motivated and able to work under pressure and with deadlines
– Strict attention to detail. Rigorous approach to tasks.
– Multi-task with the ability to prioritize and stay focused
– Comfortable with feedback and constructive criticism
– Excellent computer skills (Word, Excel, knowledge of Photoshop and database applications a plus).
– Able to work well with colleagues, as well as independently

To apply, send resume, cover letter,  2 page English/Chinese writing sample, 1 paragraph describing a CCC exhibition to jenny[at] (more info on exhibitions at

Gallery Attendant

The Chinese Culture Center (CCC) is seeking volunteers to assist in staffing its contemporary Visual Art Center. The Center is committed to inspiring discovery through intercultural experiences and insights, and is seeking enthusiastic volunteers who can engage and educate the public about our gallery and programs.

Duties include but are not limited to:

  • Gallery support: greeting visitors and talking about the current exhibition
  • Gallery shop support: make sales, promote vendors and merchandise, artist consignment, shop organization and marketing, shop layout and design
  • Online shop support: develop storefront, add products, and sell items
  • General office administrative duties as needed (phone, email, etc.)
  • Assist in receptions, exhibitions and events as they occur


  • Interest in or knowledge of contemporary visual art
  • Interest in engaging visitors on issues about visual culture, ethnic studies, and other topics
  • Outgoing and enthusiastic about CCC exhibitions and educational programming
  • Excellent interpersonal and communications skills
  • Duties include staffing the gallery shop desk, being on hand to answer visitor questions, leading small impromptu gallery tours
  • 3-month commitment; one six-hour shift per week (10-4pm)


  • Opportunity to support one of the nation’s top organizations of its kind
  • Opportunity to learn about and be involved in exhibitions and programming from the curators, artists, staff members
  • Opportunity to work closely with key staff members in the organization
  • Professional training and opportunity to be involved in a fun and dynamic local arts and culture nonprofit

To apply, please submit a cover letter and resume to:

Nonprofit General Management Internship 

This position will work directly with CCF’s managers, directors to learn and execute in the following functional areas in a non-profit environment:

  • Operations Management
  • Marketing and Communications
  • Organizational Development
  • Fundraising
  • Human Resources Management
  • Financial Management
  • Relationship Management
  • Project Management
  • Strategic Management
  • Education & Community Engagement
  • Arts & Culture

This is an excellent opportunities for someone who is committed to service and to gain professional experience by working with seasoned nonprofit managers and directors. This opportunity is open to anyone to apply.

Responsibilities will be assigned according to candidate’s qualification. A curriculum of learning will be designed for each qualified intern.


– Passionate about working for a community based non-profit organization
– Excellent verbal and written communication in both English and Chinese
– Excellent interpersonal skills: outgoing, energetic, people person
– Willingness to learn and work under instructions
– Familiarity with web and social media platforms (facebook, twitter, WeChat, Weibo, etc.)
– Excellent organizational skills
– Experience in Microsoft Office, Salesforce a plus.
– Familiarity with Chinese Culture and/or Chinese American History.
– Some IT, Design background helpful
– Bilingual Cantonese/Mandarin and English preferred

To apply, send resume and a cover letter to

About the Chinese Culture Foundation

The Chinese Culture Foundation is one of the top institutions in the country, and one of only a few organizations dedicated to supporting and promoting artists of Asian descent through the CCC Visual Art Center. We are recognized as a successful pillar organization in the City, and is poised to advance to the next level of effectiveness by becoming a leader in the arena of art and cultural interchange on a national and international level.

The Foundation established in 1965 during the Civil Rights era. Our mission is to spark intercultural discovery through art, education and engagement. Its primary program site is the Chinese Culture Center, located at 750 Kearny St. in San Francisco is the first Chinese Culture Center established in the US. CCC also has expanded to a pop-up gallery in Ross Alley and is reputable among its peers, curating exhibitions at YBCA, Asian Art Museum, Berkeley Art Museum, Miami Beach Urban Studios, Silicon Valley Asian Art Center, Hangzhou and New York.

Over 148,000 constituents engaged in our programming this past year, about 40% are neighborhood residents, the other are comprised of Bay Area residents as well as national and international visitors. We have engaged with a growing international audience through our trailblazing art exhibits while developing deep ties in the community through educational activities.