Winegrowers of Georgia

The University of Georgia College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences (CAES) and Georgia wine producer associations are pleased to sponsor internships for students to study viticulture and enology by spending a summer or fall semester, 2016, working with Georgia winegrowers, winery owners, managers and winemakers. Flexible schedules that span late summer and fall through harvest season may also be possible.

About the Internship

Interns will have the opportunity to:
  • be involved in vineyard care, spray programs, cultivating and thinning grapes in summer,
  • learn harvesting, crushing and fermentation techniques in the fall,
  • learn about vineyard pest and disease control, fermentation and racking of wine, barrel aging, wine making, bottling and marketing,
  • choose an area of viticulture or enology for student research that will be mutually beneficial,
  • work with individual vineyards to fashion work schedules that meet their needs and interests and
  • assist with special events at the wineries.
Internship Details:
  • Location: Participating vineyards, wineries and tasting rooms are members of the Georgia wine grower associations.
  • Dates: Summer Semester, May 16-July 29, 2016; Fall Semester, August 11-December 5, 2016
  • Hours: Students are expected to work a minimum of 240 hours to receive internship credit.
  • Compensation: Students receive $8.00/hour from the host vineyard and a $1,000 cost-of-living allowance through CAES Deans' Promise Fund.
  • Expenses: Housing, transportation and meals are paid by interns.
  • Academic Credit: Students may receive academic credit by enrolling in their departmental internship course. Please contact your academic advisor for internship requirements.
  • Seminar: The College will conduct a traveling seminar of the Georgia wine producing facilities during the summer internship period.

Applicant Information

Minimum requirements:

  • Preference will be given to students who are 21 years of age, but younger students may also apply.
  • Visits to the North Georgia vineyards are encouraged.
  • A personal interview with vineyard/winery managers or owners is required prior to selection. Interviews with the participating vineyards will be scheduled at a central location in early April.

Application deadline:
Tuesday, March 1, 2016

Application materials:

  • online application
  • current resume

Submit application materials online at:

  • CAES Office of Academic Affairs
  • 102 Conner Hall
  • Athens, Georgia 30602
  • 706-542-1611

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