2021 Harvest Laboratory Internship
Four Feathers Wine Services is looking for highly motivated interns to join us for the 2021 vintage. We are a large-scale custom crush facility located in the heart of Washington wine country in Prosser, Washington.
During the lab internship, you will play an instrumental role in the production of 3,000,000 gallons of wine. We believe in growing the future generation of winemakers by teaching practical winemaking skills backed by winemaking principals.
The internship runs from late August or early September through mid-November. A typical work week is from five to seven days. We will work around class schedules, but we highly encourage interns to take the semester off, or reduce their class load during the harvest season.
What makes Four Feathers Wine Services Internship Unique
Job shadowing offered
Hands on experience in production sized winery
Winemaking styles for multiple wineries
Intern alumni program
Running analysis and trials related to fermenting juices and finished wine including:
Daily fermentation analysis
Basic wet chemistry, quantitative analysis of wine and must
Enzymatic analysis using Spectrophotometer
Keeping detailed records updated accurately in a timely fashion
Pulling daily samples for analysis
Weekend and overtime work will be expected during the harvest season
Perform basic cellar work as needed to support production
Opportunity to learn diverse winemaking techniques and winemaking protocols from seven different wineries
Strong interest in winemaking and wine production
General knowledge in fermentation science
College-level coursework in chemistry laboratory setting/basic lab skills
Good computer skills, proficient in Microsoft Excel
Attention to detail and safety
Communicate well with others and work effectively as a team
Must be authorized to work in the United States. Four Feathers Wine Estates is unable to sponsor or renew visas for job positions.
This position is safety sensitive and those functioning in this position will be required to pass a pre-employment drug screen and will be placed in a random drug screening pool
Excellent quantitative chemical analysis lab skills