Internship Programme

We offer three full-time six-month placements at Simon Lee Gallery, London.  

During your time here, you will be assigned a broad range of tasks that ensure you gain an understanding of how a contemporary art gallery like Simon Lee Gallery operates. Interns will work closely with the gallery team in a fast-paced environment learning valuable skills that will prepare them for a career in the international art world.

Please email your CV and cover letter to to apply. 

General Internship

Duties include but are not limited to:

  • Assist with general gallery administration, e.g. general filing, printing, post
  • Assist with front desk responsibilities, e.g. answer phone, greet visitors and clients, ensure gallery is tidy
  • Update Artlogic
  • Update Private Views
  • Update the events calendar, handle invitations and inform staff of upcoming exhibitions
  • Edit and resize images
  • Scan and file condition reports
  • Mark up and archive auction catalogues after each relevant sale
  • Maintain and restock the library
  • Assist with the execution of private views, special events and press previews


Artist Liaison Internship

Duties include but are not limited to:

  • Ad-hoc duties relating to the management of artists 
  • Assist with archiving, mailouts, proofreading
  • Carry out research, including sourcing provenance, exhibition history and literature on works of art
  • Assist with writing texts on artworks and exhibitions
  • Update artist biographies and bibliographies
  • Create support materials for exhibitions as requested
  • Source, edit and resize images
  • Daily administrative tasks as requested


Communications Internship

Duties include but are not limited to: 

  • Track and archive press coverage
  • Prepare, update and circulate press cuttings
  • Assist with incoming image requests
  • Update press mailing lists on database
  • Prepare and distribute press images and PR information
  • Proofreading
  • Assist with social media planning
  • Assist with the execution of private views and press previews
  • Daily administrative tasks as requested



  • Fluency in English
  • A graduate in Art History, Fine Art or Museum Studies is preferable
  • The ability to work both independently and as part of a team
  • Proactive and positive attitude
  • Creative thinking and problem-solving skills
  • Excellent time-management skills
  • Excellent attention to detail
  • Demonstrates interest in the visual arts
  • Familiarity with Adobe Photoshop, MS Office, scanning, and image editing is preferable