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The Company

Christie’s, the world’s largest Art Business, is an incredibly exciting & enriching place to start or continue your career. Whether you work within one of our Specialist Art Departments or in our more Operational focused teams, we are all working together with one common goal in mind: to continue the success of this 250 year old company, steeped in history, bringing constant innovation whilst not forgetting our age old values; Passionate Expertise, Exceptional Client Service, Teamwork, Integrity, Business Judgement & Innovation. Colleagues across all departments are truly passionate about what they do and it is constantly inspiring to work with industry leaders across all segments of the business.   

The Role

Christie's is currently accepting applications for our paid Internship program that will expose individuals to the art world and auction industry through hands-on experience during the first half of the year. Depending on where the company and department are in their sale cycles, a persons’ tasks may include the following: administrative, research, cataloguing, assisting with sales, writing provenance documents, and other assigned projects.

This is a paid program, which will require all chosen participants to undergo a verification process. Christie’s will also not reimburse travel, housing, or other expenses.

Placements are available in Specialist departments, select Business Support departments in and with both part-time and full-time availabilities* By applying to this posting, you are verifying that you are available to work on a part time basis throughout the duration of the program.

Spring Internship Dates: January 15th, 2018 - May 25, 2018

Successful Christie’s applicants are not necessarily art history majors but have a passion for art and a strong desire to learn about the auction business. For certain departments, proficiency in another language, such as German, Mandarin, Russian, and Spanish, is highly desired.


General length for this program is roughly 18 weeks.  All full time positions require a commitment of approximately 35-40 hours per week during the Winter and Spring months. Please be mindful of your schedule and/or course load before applying for an internship.

*Note: Candidates may make special arrangements with their department for any schedule adjustments.

Successful applicants are placed in positions according to their background and areas of. Candidates may request specific departments through our online application and should be mentioned in their cover letters. These requests are taken into account but are not guaranteed.

In addition to working in assigned departments, accepted individuals will also be required to attend orientation, auctions, and additional planned events throughout the semester.

International Candidates

International individuals may apply for a U.S. internship as long as they have the necessary visa status.  Christie’s does not sponsor visas for any candidate for our internship program. 


All candidates must have appropriate work authorization (CPT/OPT complete), as Christie’s does not sponsor visas for entry level positions. Selected international students must be in possession of the following documents prior to their start date.

For students covered under CPT:

  1. Foreign passport
  2. I-94 Form
  3. Visa
  4. I-20 Form
  5. Social Security Number 

For students covered under OPT:

  1. Foreign passport
  2. I-94 Form
  3. Visa
  4. Employment Authorization Card
  5. I-20 Form confirming their OPT
  6. Social Security Card
  • Candidates must be undergraduate students, master’s students, or within one year of graduation from University, either undergraduate or masters.
  • All candidates should be available for the entirety of the internship and should prepare for their schedules for the time and workload commitment 
  • All accepted individuals must complete verification screenings.
  • All applicants must apply online through and complete the application titled “Spring 2018 Internship Part-Time”

The Candidate

  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills, including superior written and spoken communication
  • Strong follow-up skills with attention to detail
  • Strong knowledge of Microsoft Office (especially Excel, PowerPoint and Outlook) 
  • Ability to learn Christie’s systems 
  • Highly collaborative nature
  • Ability to handle a fast-paced environment
  • Demonstrated ability to multi-task and prioritize
  • Superior client service skills
  • Experience with Research Libraries

Closing Date; Friday, November 24th​

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