About the Program

The Clay Studio’s internship program is geared towards ceramic artists, college students, as well as recent ceramics graduates who are interested in teaching or furthering their ceramic education. The internship program provides experience in the nonprofit sector as part of a supportive educational community.

We are currently accepting applications for our Winter 2024 internship program, January 3rd through March 13th, as well as our Spring term (dates TBD). If submitting an application, please be sure to specify which term you are applying for.

Internship Duties

Interns perform a wide variety of important functions throughout the organization. Please note that interns may be required to do physical labor and heavy lifting.

School Internship Duties

Work one day a week for four hours a day, during the Fall, Winter, Spring and/or Summer term. Interns will assist with daily operations in the school. Duties include but are not limited to loading and unloading kilns, maintaining studio glazes, cleaning and mopping the studios, pugging reclaimed clay, school laundry, and other cleaning duties as assigned.

It is important to both the educational value of your experience as well as the stability of the program that applicants are prepared for a commitment of one full 11-week term (44 hours) to The Clay Studio’s Intern Program.

In exchange for this work, participants will receive one free class or Studio Passport with shelf space, access to open studio hours, use of school glazes and free firings.


Administrative, Educational, and Community Engagement Interns


  • Duties vary and are assigned as needed
  • Can include long term projects


Application Criteria

Applicants should be hard workers who have demonstrated passion and dedication for the field of ceramics, and are ceramics artists or graduates interested in furthering their ceramic education and developing their portfolio.

Time Commitment

Interns for all Clay Studio programs should be prepared to work four hours per week, one day a week during a 10-week or 12-week term in fall, winter, spring, or summer, for a total of 40 or 48 hours. This commitment is important to both the educational value of your experience as well as the stability of the program.

Internship Benefits

In exchange for their work, interns receive a free Clay Studio class, access to Clay Studio workshops, access to open studio hours, an 24” x 24” x 18” shelf space, and free access to all school glazes, underglazes and firings.

Internship Options

Internships may be available in the following areas:

  • Education/Studio (classes and workshops)
  • Community Engagement (Claymobile)
  • Gallery/Shop (events, openings, Second Thursdays)
  • Administrative/development (fundraising, social media, office)

How to Apply

Download the application PDF

Email your completed application and resume to Education Manager, at Education@theclaystudio.org

Subject Line: Intern Application

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