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Coastal Laboratory Internship 2023 (6 months)

Location: Healdsburg, CA, US San Miguel, CA, US Saint Helena, CA, US Cloverdale, CA, US Napa, CA, US San Luis Obispo, CA, US

Date: Feb 25, 2023

Company: E. & J. Gallo

Why Gallo?

With a global portfolio of over 100 unique wine and spirits brands, we are the largest family-owned winery in the world. Apply Today! Our Brands. Your Future.


Start Dates: July or August 2023

Application Deadline: March 31, 2023 




Premium Lab Description
E. & J. Gallo Winery owns and operates over ten premium wineries across California and in Washington, producing brands such as Louis M. Martini, William Hill, Apothic, Edna Valley, Talbott, Frei Brothers, Columbia, Souverain, and Gallo Signature Series.  We value teamwork, innovative problem solving, and integrity. As an intern, you will have the opportunity to support production from grape to wine in beautiful wine country.  


About Gallo

Founded by brothers Ernest and Julio Gallo in 1933 in Modesto, California, E. & J. Gallo Winery is the world’s largest family-owned winery and the acclaimed producer of award-winning wines and spirits featured in more than 90 countries around the globe. A pioneer in the art of grape growing, winemaking, sustainable practices, marketing and worldwide distribution, Gallo crafts and imports wines and spirits to suit a diverse range of tastes and occasions, from everyday offerings to boutique, luxury bottlings.


Job Summary

The Harvest Laboratory Internship Program is searching for qualified candidates to fill fourteen 5-6 month positions (approximately July through December). Our harvest lab interns will have the opportunity to interface with all levels of the company, including production, laboratory and winemaking staff in a fast-paced, dynamic working environment. The intern’s essential functions include, but are not limited to (varies by location):
•    Assist in lab blends, fining trials, monitoring wine health, and sampling. 
•    Execute daily analysis (including yeast and bacteria, Brix, Alcohol, pH, TA, Free & Total SO2, RS, ML, VA, NH3 and NOPA) on grapes, juice and wine in our analytical laboratory. 
•    Sample tanks and barrels to aid in monitoring fermentations. 
•    Complete a project to learn about a specific aspect of winemaking and drive improvements at the winery.


Minimum Qualifications
•    High school diploma or State-issued equivalency certificate. 

•    Currently enrolled at a college or university and working towards OR have obtained a Bachelor’s degree or Master’s degree in College of Life Science, College of Agriculture or College of Engineering.  

•    Required to lift and move up to 45 lbs.
•    Required to climb fixed stairs with handrails and vertical ladders with hoop cages to a height of 40 feet.
•    Required to be 21 years of age or older.
•    Experience computing mathematical formulas and basic computer skills.
•    The position requires availability to work evenings, weekends and holidays when necessary. 
•    Strong verbal, written, analytical and interpersonal skills.



  • Hiring Hourly Rate Posted: $22.50
  • Actual compensation paid within the range will be determined by factors such as the education, experience, knowledge, skills and abilities of the applicant, internal equity, and alignment with market data.


Preferred Qualifications
•    Junior or Senior class standing at a college or university and working towards a Bachelor’s degree in Fermentation Science, Plant Science, Enology, Food Science, Microbiology, Biotechnology, Molecular Bioscience, Biology, Viticulture, Biological Engineering, Chemical Engineering, Winemaking or Chemistry. 
•    Strong work ethic, attention to detail, and teamwork skills. 
•    Classroom experience with standard wine analytical techniques.
•    Areas of knowledge would include general lab experience with pH meters, titrations, and lab-ware. 
•    Experience with Microsoft Office and database systems (LIMS).


Physical Demands and Work Environment
•    During crush, work estimated at 15% - 50% (but not limited to) outside w/ weather of varying types.
•    Wet/Slippery conditions vary and may include work in rain. 
•    Required to lift and move up to 45 lbs.
•    Occasionally required to work at elevated heights and in small spaces.
•    Must be able to climb fixed stairs with handrails and vertical ladders with hoop cages to a height of 40 feet.
•    Noise levels may vary.  Occasional situations where ear protection is required.


Gallo does not sponsor for employment based visas for this position now or in the future.




Gallo is an Equal Employment opportunity and Affirmative Action Employer. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, traits historically associated with race, including but not limited to, hair texture and protective hairstyles (such as braids, locks, and twists), color, national origin, ancestry, creed, religion, physical disability, mental disability, medical condition as defined by applicable state law (including cancer and predisposing genetic characteristics in California), genetic information, marital status, familial status, sex, gender, gender identity, gender expression, pregnancy, childbirth or related medical conditions, sexual orientation (actual or perceived), transgender status, sex stereotyping, age, military or veteran status, domestic violence or sexual assault victim status, or any other basis protected by applicable law. 


We also consider qualified applicants with criminal histories, consistent with applicable federal, state and local law. Gallo is committed to providing reasonable accommodations for candidates with disabilities in our recruiting process.
If you need any assistance or accommodations due to a disability, please let us know at 209.341.7000.


Nearest Major Market: Santa Rosa
Nearest Secondary Market: Petaluma

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