Christie's UK Graduate Internships for International students

Christie's Graduate Internships

Internship(s) Offered: Art, Humanities, Business
Internship Level: Graduate
Provider: Christie's
Country to Work in: UK

Internship Description
See the new Christie's London Internship.
Christie’s allows successful applicants to spend six months working within the Company gaining an insight into the work of an international auction house and observing the day-to-day operations.

The programme is run for the benefit of applicants 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.

We undertake a selection process based on formal criteria, the application form and an interview. Examples of the key criteria include:
  • History of Art Graduate (or other relevant major)
  • Previous work experience – both voluntary and paid – within the Art Sector
  • Language Skills (fluent in English plus one other European language)
  • Ability to demonstrate client facing experience
Eligible groups
Graduate students from the UK and outside the UK

Participating Institutions
Christie's - Founded in 1766 by James Christie.
Christie’s has 53 offices in 32 countries and 10 salerooms around the world including in London, New York, Paris, Geneva, Milan, Amsterdam, Dubai and Hong Kong.

Fields of study
Christie’s believes that experience is best gained through practical involvement in the activities of our departments. As a result Graduate 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:
  • Administration
  • Archiving
  • Catalogue notes
  • Research
  • Managing libraries
  • Helping to set up exhibitions
  • Covering phones
  • Specific projects
Number of Internships
We anticipate to be recruiting for approximately 10 Graduate Interns per intake and Christie’s does receive a large number of applications for these Internships.

Please note that there are two intakes a year in January and July.

Sponsorship duration
Graduate Interns will be employed on a six month fixed-term temporary contract with an initial one month probationary period at the beginning of the programme.

There are two intakes a year in January and July. To allow others an opportunity to gain experience we regret that Internships cannot extend beyond a total duration of 12 months.

Scholarship benefits
Graduate Interns will be entitled to £240 per week. After 3 months graduates can join the corporate gym.

Method of Application
To submit an application for the January 2013 Graduate Internship Programme please fill out the Application Form.

It is important to read the 2011 Graduate Internship Guidelines (pdf), and also visit the official website (link to it is below) for complete information.

Please note:
Applicants from abroad must also be able to demonstrate to our satisfaction that they have all necessary permissions and papers to enable them to attend at Christie's as a Graduate Intern. We do not organise Visas for those individuals coming from abroad.

1 July – 20 December 2013 - Open for Application: 4 February 2013

The quickest way to get answers to your questions is via our website, where you'll find information about buying and bidding, selling, upcoming auctions, auction results, our saleroom and office locations, and the many services we offer.

You may also contact us by email at, or by telephone at:

Tel: +44 (0)20 7839 9060
Monday - Friday, 9:00 am - 6:00 pm, local time

New York
Tel: +1 212 636 2000
Monday - Friday, 8:00 am - 8:00 pm, local time

Application Deadline: 4 February 2013
Open to International students: Yes

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