ABOUT WINE INTERNSHIPS ABROAD
World Endeavors interns in the wine industry get to experience one of the world’s great global industries while learning about the particular wine culture of a country or region. The work of an intern in this industry varies: past interns have conducted marketing campaigns for wine companies, helping them to reach local and global markets, and have helped develop the tourism outreach of local wineries. Interns may also assist with the processes of producing wine, such as harvesting and fruit processing at vineyards. Some research and administrative support work may also be part of interns’ responsibilities.
IN THE SPOTLIGHT: WINE ABROAD
The history of wine-making goes back thousands of years, and working in the wine industry is a fascinating way to learn all about it– how vintners have kept ancient traditions alive, how some are experimenting with newer, creative methods, and how some seek to combine the two. Interns also get the chance to see how wineries can reach local and global customers. Working abroad gives interns a deeper understanding of the field and helps them prepare for future careers, either in the wine industry or doing related work in other fields.
An internship is a great way to get a proverbial foot in the door of the wine industry. Anyone who aspires to work in this field can benefit greatly from the tutelage of wine professionals, no matter what role he or she seeks in the future. In order to get the greatest benefit out of the experience, interns should be able to adapt to living and working in a new situation. Since an internship in this field may include a variety of work, interns should be flexible, willing to take on new tasks, and eager to learn. Good communication, organization, and interpersonal skills are very important. Interns who are interested in wine production will benefit from previous experience or exposure to the field.