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Founded in 1744, Sotheby’s is one of the best known brand names in the world, with a rich history of
selling extraordinary objects – from masterpieces such as Munch’s The Scream, to the Magna Carta,
to T-Rex skeletons. With regional hubs in New York, London, and Hong Kong, Sotheby’s operates in 90 offices spread over 40 countries. SOTHEBY emphasize global teamwork and ethical standards as  SOTHEBY strive to achieve the highest quality customer experience for our clients around the world.
Sotheby’s is able to offer select individuals the opportunity to participate in an internship at our
Hong Kong office. Our objective is to offer interns the best professional and educational experience possible. Interns will have the opportunity to learn about the inner workings of an auction house, works of art, and potential industry careers, though a placement in either an art specialist or business department.
• A strong academic record
• Leadership and teamwork experience
• Curiosity and passion for learning
• A high emotional IQ and strong communication skills
• Proficiency in written and verbal Chinese (Mandarin and Cantonese) is preferred
• Applicants must be full time students who are actively enrolled in degree level education
• Internships are offered in blocks of 1 to 2 months, and candidates must be available on a full-time basis to commit to this period
• Internships longer than 2 months require endorsement from candidates university indicating that the internship is a compulsory or elective component of the respective undergraduate programme
• Only one placement can be undertaken in any one calendar year per applicant in Hong Kong
• Applicants must hold or be able to obtain valid working papers for Hong Kong. Sotheby’s willsupport the visa application for eligible international students
To apply for a Sotheby’s Internship in Hong Kong, candidates should submit the following documents via our careers portal at
• The Application form (all sections must be completed)
• A copy of your CV
• A covering letter
Selected candidates will be invited for a first round interview. Sotheby’s will review all applicants
once the deadline has passed, and may take up to three months to communicate the outcome of
your application.
  • Please submit your application online before the re spective application deadlines. Late submission will not be entertained. Period of Availability
Deadline for Application
January – March 2016 January 8, 2016
April – June 2016 March 4, 2016
July – September 2016 April 29, 2016
October – December 2016 August 9, 2016
January – March 2017 November 4, 2016
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