What is the Internship programme?
The programme is run for the benefit of undergraduates with a genuine interest in art, business or a career in the Art World. It aims, by allowing interns to immerse themselves in the practical operations of the company, to provide an insight into Christie’s work and its role in the Art World. The internship opportunities are available at Christie's Hong Kong, Beijing, Shanghai and other Regional Representative Offices in Asia and usually lasts from two to six months, depending on seasonal business operation and availability of the candidate. It does not represent a job opening.
Practical Experience / Objectives
Christie’s believes that experience is best gained through practical involvement in the activities of our departments. As a result Interns will be given the opportunity to participate in ways which are designed to enable them to gain an overview of each different aspect of the department’s activities.
- Normal tasks allocated include:
- Catalogue notes
- Managing libraries
- Covering phones
- Helping to set up exhibitions
- Specific projects
Choice of Department
In Asia, Christie's usually offers Spring and Fall internships in specialist departments and selected support departments. Successful applicants will be placed in available positions according to their interests and background, which will expose them to the operations of an auction house as they perform various administrative/clerical tasks. Although we do everything in our power to place them in the department of their choice, this is not always possible due to the number of applicants and places available in those departments. Wherever individuals are placed they will gain an overall insight into Christie’s, whether it is in a specialist, business or administrative department.
We undertake a selection process based on formal criteria, the online application form and/or an interview.
Key selection criteria include:
- History of Art (or other relevant area) or business related discipline
- Some working experience would be an advantage but not a must
- Excellent Language Skills (Proficient in written and spoken English, Cantonese / Mandarin)
- Ability to demonstrate client facing experience
- Detail-minded and strong organizational skills
- Helping to set up exhibitionst
- Team player and proactive
Closing Date: Sunday September 17th, 2017