Coastal Laboratory Internship 2024

Location: Healdsburg, CA, US, 95448 San Luis Obispo, CA, US, 93401 Saint Helena, CA, US, 94574 San Miguel, CA, US, 93451 Napa, CA, US, 94558 Cloverdale, CA, US, 95425

Date: Feb 3, 2024

Company: E. & J. Gallo

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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.

Laboratory Internship Program 2024 (5-6 Months)

Start Date(s): July or August 2024

Application Deadline: March 31, 2024

Location(s): Cloverdale, San Miguel, St. Helena, Napa, Healdsburg, or San Luis Obispo


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 Denner. 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.


What You Will Do

This job description reflects management’s assignment of essential functions; it does not prescribe or restrict the tasks that may be assigned.

Essential Functions

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.



  • Hiring Salary Range Posted: $23.50 - $24.50 / hour
  • 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.

Perks & Benefits

  • In addition to the salary, this position may be eligible for bonuses and incentive plans, as applicable.


What You Will Need

To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill and ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

  • Currently enrolled at a college or university and working towards a Bachelor’s degree in the following areas OR have obtained a Bachelor’s degree in: College of Agriculture, College of Sciences, or College of Engineering (majors in Biomedical, Biological, Environmental, Industrial or Chemical).
  • 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.
  • Requires availability to work evenings, weekends and holidays when necessary.
  • Required to have reliable transportation to and from work.
  • Experience computing mathematical formulas and basic computer skills.
  • Strong verbal, written, analytical and interpersonal skills.
  • Required to be 18 years or older. This may be in addition to other age requirements, if applicable, as listed in this job description.


What Will Set You Apart

  • 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

The physical demands and work environment described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

  • 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.

Requisition ID: 103092 




Gallo’s policy is to afford equal employment opportunity to all applicants and employees and not to 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), genetic information, marital status, familial status, sex, gender, gender identity, gender expression, sexual orientation (actual or perceived), transgender status, sex stereotyping, pregnancy, childbirth or related medical conditions, reproductive health decision making, age, military or veteran status, domestic violence or sexual assault victim status, or any other basis protected by applicable law. Nor will Gallo discriminate based on a perception that an individual has any of the foregoing characteristics or is associated with a person who has, or is perceived to have, any of those characteristics.


Gallo will comply with state and local laws prohibit discrimination for lawful out-of-work behavior, such as off-duty use of cannabis away from the workplace (subject to federal and state law exceptions), the existence of non-psychoactive cannabis metabolites in hair, blood, urine, or other bodily fluids as determined by a drug screening test (subject to federal and state law exceptions).


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.


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