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About Sotheby's

Founded in 1744 by Samuel Baker, Sotheby’s is one of the oldest and largest fine art auctioneers in the world. Over the past 250 years, Baker’s original idea has expanded to include both book auctions and fine and decorative arts and Sotheby’s now encompasses more than 100 offices around the world. Recent pieces sold through Sotheby’s include work by Mark Rothko and Gustav Klimt, 19th century European art and furniture, wine, jewelry and fine china.

Interns work in business departments, such as valuations, press and marketing, or in one of the specialist departments, such as American paintings or Chinese works of art. Intern responsibilities vary by department, in particular between administrative and specialty departments. For two half days each week, interns participate in educational programming, like lectures to learn more about the business side of an auction house and the expert departments, and visits to New York museums and art galleries.


Open to all rising junior and senior undergraduates. International applicants are welcome.


Sotheby?s Internship Coordinator
1334 York Avenue
New York, NY 10021


Number of Interns: Varies
Compensation/Benefits: Academic Credit, Unpaid
Duration: N/A
Academic Level: College Juniors, College Seniors


New York, NY