Summer 2022 Internship Program at Sotheby’s


Sotheby’s, the oldest and largest internationally recognized firm of fine art auctioneers in the world, has been uniting collectors with world-class works of art since 1744. We will be offering exceptional undergraduate students the opportunity to participate in a unique 10-week paid Summer Internship Program.

The objective of the Sotheby’s Summer Internship Program is to provide practical training experience to students interested in pursuing a career in the fine art and auction world. Internships are available across various business areas. Interns will be assigned a department based on their academic interests and professional goals and will work under the supervision of a designated staff member. Over the course of the summer program, Sotheby’s interns will have the opportunity to learn about the inner workings of a world-renowned auction house, see great rarities and works of art, and discover potential industry careers. In addition, Interns will gain exposure to the business through hands-on learning, executive exposure, team projects and so much more.

Summer Intern Program

  • Immersive orientation and training program; learn from our leaders about our culture during a weekly Speaker Series
  • Continuous on-the-job training; work alongside experienced professionals on meaningful projects throughout the program
  • Exchange ideas and network with peers, mentors and senior managers through team-building sessions, networking events,
  • museum tours and other organized events
  • Innovate with peers, Summer Interns will be assigned a group project and will have the opportunity to present to executives

Qualifications, Skills & Requirements

  • Pursuing an undergraduate degree with a graduation date between December 2022 and June 2023
  • A strong academic record with a minimum 3.0 GPA
  • Adaptive, positive attitude, multi-tasker, team player, strong work ethic, leadership skills with a curiosity and passion for learning and the art world
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Must be able to complete the entirety of the onsite 10-week program, Monday, June 6 – Friday, August 12, 2022*

How to Apply

  • Applications will formally close on February 13, 2022 at 11:59PM EST
  • Incomplete applications or applications completed following the deadline will not be considered
  • Our goal is to notify you of your status approximately one month after the application period concludes

*Sotheby’s is continuing to closely monitor New York State guidelines in response to the Covid-19 pandemic. The safety of our employees and interns is our top priority. Currently, we are looking forward to welcoming our 2022 Summer Intern class onsite in our New York City Headquarters.