Internships

Christie's Americas Internships


Christie's offers Spring, Summer and Fall internships in specialist and business support departments that provide a hands-on introduction to the inner workings of an auction house and to the New York art world. An internship at Christie’s involves a combination of general day to day tasks associated with the auction process, opportunities for researching artists and objects, and occasions to attend organized intern events.

The majority of internships take place at the Rockefeller Center location. Select internships divide time between our Rockefeller Center office and Redstone, our pre- and post-shipping handling facility, in Long Island City. We also have internship opportunities in our regional offices throughout the United States.

Internship Programmes
Internships are available in Specialist and Business Support departments, such as:

  • Auction
  • Business Development
  • Legal
  • Marketing
  • Operations
  • Public Relations
  • Special Events

Fall and Spring Internship
Participants in these sessions are paid and will have hands-on experience on a part-time and full-time basis, with the added benefit of being immersed in various aspects of the auction business during the height of our sale seasons. General length for these programs follows our auction season.

2014/2015 Session Dates:
  • Fall Session: September 2, 2014 – December 19, 2014
  • Spring Session: January 12, 2015 – May 22, 2015

Fall and Spring Requirements
  • The internship must be relevant to the individual’s career trajectory.
  • Interns can be recent graduates, within 1 year of graduation (Bachelor’s or Master’s degree)
  • All participants must have United States work authorization

Application Instructions for Spring Internship
For all internships, candidates must apply online for the Americas Internship Programme. Regarding all programs, except summer, you will be contacted directly by the department to schedule an interview.

Summer Internship Programme
General internship length for these two unpaid programmes is six (6) weeks with a full-time (40 hours per week) commitment. Candidates will be placed into one session according to preference on application. Note that due to the high level of interest, placement for both sessions is on a case by case basis according to department.

2015 Programme Dates:
  • Session A: May 26, 2015 – July 3, 2015
  • Session B: July 6, 2015 – August 14, 2015

Please note we have revised our internship structure and will no longer be offering the Winternship program.

Summer Requirements
  • All interns must be degree-seeking students currently enrolled in school.
  • The internship must be relevant to the student’s course of study.
  • Interns must provide a letter from their school confirming that the student is receiving school credit for the internship
  • or
  • Provide a letter of acknowledgement from their school recognizing the internship if credit is not offered.
  • All students must have United States work authorization

Application Instructions for Summer Internship
For all internships, candidates must apply online for the Americas Internship Programme. Regarding all programs, except summer, you will be contacted directly by the department to schedule an interview.

International Candidates
International students may apply for a U.S. internship as long as they are a degree-seeking student, have a letter of acknowledgement from their school, and have the necessary Visa status or work authorization. Christie’s does not sponsor Visas for student interns. Eligibility will be determined on a case by case basis.

Accommodations
Successful applicants are responsible for their own living arrangements. Suggested housing options can be provided upon request.