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Internships

Christie's Americas Internship Programme


Christie's offers unpaid 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.

All interns are welcome to attend auctions held in our main saleroom at 20 Rockefeller Plaza.

Fall and Spring Internship Programmes
Participants in these sessions will have hands-on experience on a part-time basis, with the added benefit of being immersed in various aspects of the auction business during the height of our sale seasons. Interns will attend lectures on fine and decorative arts given by Christie's specialists, as well as enjoy museum and gallery visits. General length for these programs follows our auction season.

  • Fall Session: September 2, 2014-December 19, 2014
  • Spring Session: January 5, 2014-May 15, 2014

Summer Internship Programme
General internship length for these two programs is six (6) weeks with a forty (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.

The Summer 2015 dates will be posted in the Fall. Please note we have revised our internship structure and will no longer be offering the Winternship program. The Fall and Spring program dates have been adjusted to offer extended experiences.

Requirements
  • All interns must be degree-seeking students currently enrolled in school.
  • The internship must be relevant to the student’s current 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.

Application Instructions
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. For the summer program, accepted participants will be notified in early spring.

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. 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.

For any questions regarding the Summer Internship Programme, please contact:
Mary Libby
Program Director
Christie's Summer Intern Program
summerinternships@christies.com

For the Fall and Spring Programmes and general questions about Christie’s internships, please contact:
Molly Medaris
Recruiter
Christie's Intern Program
NYInternships@christies.com

For general information and questions about internships in the Los Angeles office, please contact:
Eleanor Walper
Administrative Assistant
ewalper@christies.com

For general information and questions about internships in the San Francisco office, please contact:
Megan Wessler
Senior Administrative Assistant
mwessler@christies.com

For general information and questions about internships in the Mid-Atlantic office located in Philadelphia, please contact:
Christie Lebano
Junior Account Manager
clebano@christies.com