Ceramic Technical Internships

Mudflat offers opportunities throughout the year for college students who are pursuing studies in ceramics to expand their knowledge of the technical side of clay with short and long term internships.



Next Application deadline: April 1, 2023

Our summer interns will be involved in all technical aspects of a working clay studio and school, including studio maintenance, clay recycling, slip and glaze mixing, loading and unloading electric and gas kilns. Electric and gas kiln firing is possible based on experience. All training is provided by Mudflat’s technical staff.

Hours: 20 hours per week, weekdays only; daily schedule to be determined, but should be available 4 or 5 days each week for 4-5 hours each day. May/June through August/September – to be determined with intern. Minimum commitment of 8 weeks.

Compensation is barter for some materials and for unlimited studio time to pursue your own claywork. Includes studio access, 25 lbs of clay with glazes and firings for every 2 weeks worked, shelf storage space, and opportunity to audit a Mudflat class.

Qualifications: We are looking for individual(s) currently enrolled in a college level ceramic arts program, with experience working with clay. Interest in learning ceramic technical skills is required; prior experience is helpful but not necessary.


To apply: Send cover letter and resume, with names and contact info of 2 references to:

Mudflat, 81 Broadway, Somerville MA 02145

or email to lynn@mudflat.org