Research Winery Internship Program

Hiring Organization: E. & J. Gallo Winery
Employment type: Internship
Job Location: Modesto, CA
Application Deadline: June 2, 2014

About Gallo

Over seventy-five years ago, with humble beginnings, brothers Ernest and Julio Gallo began E. & J. Gallo Winery. Today, we are the world's largest family-owned winery. We distribute wines to 90 countries and are the largest exporter of California wine. E. & J. Gallo Winery employs a creative and talented team of more than 5,000 people. We truly believe that the contributions of our employees are what make our Winery a dominant force in the ever-growing wine industry. If you want to work with great people and enjoy a career in a dynamic industry expected to double in the next 10 years, see what opportunities await you at E. & J. Gallo Winery!

Job Description

Interns will assist in all aspects of research wine production focusing on daily winemaking operations from grape to bottle. Interns will work in the Modesto-based Research Winery, a 10-gallon scale state-of-the-art winery. This is a fast paced and challenging internship for students. Highest consideration will be given to candidates with previous experience and interest in winemaking or food processing.

Intern Duties

  1. Assist in all aspects of small-lot wine production – from crushing of grapes to packaging of wine.

  2. Participate in fermentation sampling and wine tasting.

  3. Inform Research Winemaker when winemaking and fermentation issues arise.

  4. Clean and maintain Research Winery equipment. Maintain a clean work environment.

  5. Accurately record and document data. Enter data into Research Winery database.

  6. Understand and follow safety procedures.

  7. Properly handle and maintain chemicals.

  8. Collect and submit samples for analysis.

Minimum Qualifications

  •   High school diploma or GED

  •   Must be in junior standing and obtaining a Bachelor’s degree in Enology, Fermentation Science, Food Science, Microbiology, Biology, Animal Science, Plant Science, Agricultural Business, Chemistry, Biochemistry, or Viticulture.

  •   Must be 21 years or older

  •   Must be able to lift 50lbs on occasion

  •   Permanent, legal right to work in U.S.; the Research department at Gallo does not sponsor or renew visas for the positions

  •   The position requires availability for a 6 day work week.

Preferred Qualifications

  •   Strong analytical and problem-solving capabilities

  •   Good oral and written communication skills

  •   Excellent organizational skills

  •   Ability to manage multiple assignments

  •   Strong teamwork skills


E. & J. Gallo Winery’s headquarters is based in Modesto, California. This facility is the center for production, distribution, and corporate decision making for the Domestic and International businesses.

How to Apply

Please apply to this job posting on your school’s career website AND at the link below to be considered:

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