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Internship & Professional Development Program

June 2020 Update: Our summer intern postion is full, and we are not accepting applications at this time. COVID Update: Studio Potter is accepting applications for remote-only internships until further notice. 

Overview: Participants in the program will be working with Studio Potter's editorial and administrative teams in the areas of writing and editing, publication production, print design, web design and programming, digital archive development, marketing and social media management, membership building, and non-profit arts management.

Location: Western Massachusetts, a region which is extremely rich in the arts, and particularly in ceramics. The region has well known historical and contemporary museums, as well as several high-level regional pottery tours.

Available Periods: Studio Potter accepts letters of interest and applications for internships on a rolling basis, and will work with interested individuals to schedule their time with SP according to both parties’ availability.

Ideal Candidate: Student (undergrad or grad), emerging artist or professional with interest in any or all of the following: writing, pottery, ceramics, crafts, journalism, print or digital publication, graphic design, research, history of pottery/ceramics. SP supports both in-office and remote internships and professional development projects. We will work with the candidate's interests, aptitudes, and goals to set up the best plan for creating a mutually beneficial experience, and for serving the ceramics community worldwide.

Compensation: Academic credit set up by the student through their university independent study/internship/externship program, or a modest stipend may be avaliable. SP does not provide housing, studio space, or moving expense reimbursement, though ample rental properties and studio sharing opportunities are available in the area. 

Time Commitment: variable, depending on the goals and proposed project; contact us to discuss. 

How to Apply: Please send your resume or CV and a cover letter to Jessica Detweiler, Director, at  In your letter, please state why you are interested in working with SP, and how it will help develop or contribute to your professional aspirations or practices. 

Past Interns

2019 (Summer)

Christie Dabek, University of Massachuttes Amherst, graduation expected May 2020.

2019 (Spring)

Gregory Lastrapes, BFA & BS,  New York State College College of Ceramics/Alfred University, Alfred, New York, expected May 2019.


Molly Fleiner-Etheridge, Bennington College, graduation expected May 2019.


Aubrey Kamppila, BA in English, 2018, Gettysburg College, Gettysburg, Pennsylvania.

2016 (Summer)

Sophie Cornish-Keefe, Self-Employed, Brooklyn, New York; BFA SUNY  New Paltz, New Paltz, New York.

2016 (Spring)

Monique Desnoyers, BA in English - Writing Concentration, Westfield State University, 2017.


Ronald Watt, Self-Employed, MA in Art History from the University of South Africa.


Jory Shareff, Employed at The Jewish Museum, New York.


Ruth McKinney Burket, Ceramics Program Coordinator, Women’s Studio Workshop, Rosendale, New York.


Elenor Wilson, Editor, Studio Potter journal, Northampton, Massachusetts.