Christie’s Internship


Jeune fille endormie by Picasso

Christie’s is offering an internship place for a University of Sydney student at their London offices.


Duration: expected to be an 8 week period within May to July 2016; exact timing to be negotiated with Christie's and your University of Sydney course coordinator; appropriate measures will be put in place to solve any possible coursework attendance or submission issues.
Funding from Christie’s: payment of circa £240 per week.
Funding from Faculty: $5000 towards the cost of travel and accommodation
Visa: Christie’s will assist and sponsor the student for an appropriate working visa for the period of the internship. Christie’s will cover the cost of the sponsorship but the candidate will be required to submit personal paperwork for the application and pay a visa application fee.
The successful candidate will be expected to keep a journal of their experiences that will not become publicly available, and a one-off piece of writing to be done after the internship which may be used by the University of Sydney for documentary and publicity purposes.


Candidates must:
1. Be a current honours or postgraduate University of Sydney student, or
Be applying to commence as an honours or postgraduate student in 2016.
2. Have completed their undergraduate degree by the end of 2015.
3. Have an undergraduate degree which includes a major in Art History, or a related discipline.
4. Be able to demonstrate not only a strong academic track record in appropriate fields, but also a range of skills and
experience that will prepare them for work in a busy professional environment.
5. Be motivated, self-directed, able to work in teams in pressurized situations, and
confident in interacting professionally with staff and members of the public.
6. Be competent with basic software such as Word, Excel and Outlook is required.

Language skills beyond English will be helpful.

If the successful candidate is enrolled in the Museum Studies, Museum and Heritage Studies, Art Curatorship or Art Curating Masters or Graduate Diploma programs, the internship may be credited as an internship unit of study.

Read about the previous winner's experience

Art history at the University of Sydney presents an attractive study option for creative, visually aware people, and the internship offers an extremely valuable experience for students. You can read about last year’s winner, Master of Art Curating candidate Jerico Tracy’s experience here.


Application comprises:
1. CV of no more than three pages including names of two referees
2. One-page letter of motivation that states your interest in the internship, outlines the skills, experience and interests that qualify you to apply, and articulates the potential importance of the internship to your study and future career
3. Evidence of 2015 enrolment/application at Sydney University in postgraduate coursework or honours course (if applicable)
4. Completed Application Form

Applications to be sent by email to

Please see the Frequently Asked Questions to assist you with any queries. If you have a query that is not answered on this page, please email your question to

Shortlisted applicants will be interviewed on 23/24 November 2015.

The closing date for applications is 30 October 2015.

Selection will be completed by early December 2015.