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Viticulture & Grower Relations Internship 2022

Location: Modesto, CA, US Lodi, CA, US Madera, CA, US Livingston, CA, US Healdsburg, CA, US

Date: Jan 17, 2022

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.

Viticulture & Grower Relations Internship

June-December 2022

LOCATION: Modesto, Fresno, Livingston, Lodi, Healdsburg, or Madera, CA


Application Deadline: March 30, 2022


Why E. & J. Gallo Winery?

Named a Glassdoor "Best Places to Work" five years in row, we couldn't be prouder of our company culture. As the largest family-owned winery in the world with over 100+ unique wine and spirits brands, our products are synonymous with life's special occasions. Come celebrate with us!

Your Talent & Gallo | A Perfect Pairing


Winegrowing Research Description 

Explore internship opportunities in Grower Relations, and Gallo Vineyards and Applied Viticulture Research! Many different focus areas are available for individuals interested in grape, wine and spirits production and research. Please see our other internship opportunities focused on Winegrowing Research and

Winemaking, Research Winemaking and Distillation to learn more.


Internship Opportunities:

Our grape-production focused internships span across three cross-collaborative and related areas. Gallo Vineyard interns assist our vineyard managers and viticulturists with wine grape production at the commercial scale. Grower relations interns support the grower relations team grow and deliver wine grapes from contract growers throughout the Central Valley as well as assist with grower outreach and education activities. Applied viticulture research interns assist with a variety of applied field experiments and production support activities involving the evaluation of grape growing practices, fruit development and maturation and harvest scheduling.


Grower Relations, Gallo Vineyards and Applied Viticulture Research

Imagine what you can do with the industry’s most innovative grape-growing technologies at your disposal, learning first-hand how high-quality wine grapes are produced and applied viticulture research and production support initiatives are conducted. Interns work cross-functionally to support the production practices and research projects necessary to produce the grapes needed for nearly 100 million cases of wines and spirits annually. It won’t take long for you to see our passion and expertise for winegrowing or to experience our culture where innovation and continuous improvement are highly valued. For nearly a century our winegrowing team has produced the grapes for award-winning wines while developing state-of-the-art growing practices and establishing E&J Gallo as the world’s leader in viticulture science.


Our internship program provides individuals interested in grape growing, grower relations and applied viticulture research the opportunity to spend five to six months working alongside seasoned grape growing and applied research professionals. Most internships begin in early to mid-summer and continue through harvest in the late fall, providing participants with a unique experience for technical training and professional development. Interns support a wide variety of corporate initiatives and research projects, and conduct individual research projects which will be presented to our management team at the completion of their internship. Internship opportunities are related but not limited to a wide variety of academic disciplines including viticulture, plant science, genetics, biology, molecular biology, environmental science, geography, agricultural science, agriculture engineering and agriculture business. Additional details on specific opportunities are provided below.


What You Will Do


Locations: Fresno and Lodi, CA

Grower Relations works with thousands of wine-grape growers throughout the Central Valley. Grower Relations strives to produce the highest quality wine grapes using technologically advanced production techniques while building strong business relationships with the grower community. Interns will support our Grower Relations teams including GIS mapping and spatial analyses, crop estimation, pest and disease scouting, harvest scheduling and delivery coordination and grower outreach and education.

What you will do:

  • Use GPS technology and the Geographical Information System (GIS) to implement precision farming practices and map vineyard infrastructure.
  • Scout pests and diseases and help establish treatment thresholds for specific pests.
  • Assist with harvest activities including maturity sampling, harvest equipment preparation and quality control of mechanically and hand-harvested fruit.
  • Support field demonstration plots and other grower education activities.



Locations: Fresno, Livingston and Lodi, CA

Gallo Vineyards, Inc. (GVI) owns and operates vineyards located throughout the Central Valley of California, encompassing thousands of acres. GVI Central Valley is responsible for planting, establishing, cultivating and harvesting these vineyards utilizing sustainable practices and employing the latest technologies. Interns will support many different aspects of wine-grape production including vine planting and training, viticulture, irrigation management, nutrition, pest control, tractor and spray operations, new equipment development and cultural operations.

What you will do:

  • Use GPS technology and the GIS to implement precision farming and map vineyard infrastructure.
  • Pest and disease scouting and help draft treatment thresholds for specific pests.
  • Assist with the design, layout, and planting of a new vineyard block.
  • Assist with harvest activities including maturity sampling, harvest equipment preparation and quality control of mechanically and hand-harvested fruit.
  • Conduct data collection and analysis for GVI vineyard evaluations.



Locations: Modesto, Madera and Healdsburg, CA

Applied viticulture research interns are part of the Winegrowing Research team and assist with research projects and production support activities focused on the improvement of grape-production practices, the assessment of fruit development and composition during ripening and the improvement of wine quality. This work is closely linked to and supported by other Winegrowing Research disciplines, our internal production partners and external research collaborators from industry and academia.

What you will do:

  • Monitor fruit development and composition during ripening and determine grapevine yield components at harvest.
  • Use remote sensing and GIS field mapping for developing and deploying improved vineyard sampling protocols.
  • Assist with a wide variety of field experiments, including irrigation management and the assessment of new technologies.


What You Will Need

  • High School diploma or State-issued equivalency certificate. 
  • Currently enrolled at a college or university and working towards a Bachelor’s degree or Master’s degree in the school of Life Sciences, Engineering, Agricultural Sciences or Business; OR have obtained a Bachelor’s degree or Master’s degree in the school of Life Sciences, Engineering, Agricultural Sciences or Business.
  • Strong applied technical skills and analytical problem-solving skills.
  • Good oral and written communication skills.
  • Candidates for this position must have a valid driver’s license and a safe driving record. Required to obtain a California driver’s license or appropriate state driver’s license within 30 days of hire.
  • Reliable transportation to and from work.
  • Required to lift and move up to 40 lbs. when necessary.
  • Required to be 21 years of age.
  • Requires availability to work evenings, weekends and holidays when necessary.


What Will Set You Apart

  • Junior or Senior class standing at a college or university and working towards a Bachelor’s degree in the school of Life Sciences, Engineering, Agricultural Sciences or Business; OR working towards a Master’s degree in the school of Life Sciences, Engineering, Agricultural Sciences or Business.
  • Excellent organizational and team skills and experience managing multiple assignments.
  • Comfortable in a manufacturing environment.
  • Mechanical inclination and an aptitude for design of equipment and manufacturing processes.


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


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.

  • Inside/Outside conditions: During crush, work estimated at least 50% (but not limited to) outside with weather of varying types.
  • Must be able to lift and carry 40 pounds.
  • Wet/Slippery conditions vary and may include work in rain.
  • Noise levels may vary. Occasional situations where ear protection is required.



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: Modesto

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