Calling all BIPOC wine geeks: Urban Grape in the South End is currently taking applications for an amazing internship opportunity that is a partnership with their Urban Grape Wine Studies Award for Students of Color and Jackson Family Wines’ Rooted for Good: Roadmap to 2030.
It’s no secret that the wine industry is lacking in diversity – this internship is designed to help non-white folks to get some real-world expertise and achieve leadership roles in the wine and spirits industry, which will effect change in the industry in years to come. The program consists of nine months in Boston at Boston University’s Wine Studies Certification program and four 3-month working paid internships at The Urban Grape, Row 34, and MS Walker, followed by three months in Sonoma, California at Jackson Family Wines for an immersive education in wine production, sales, marketing, and direct-to-consumer hospitality. When the internship is finished, the peeps at Jackson will work with you to find a job that will support your career goals (plus you’ll have loads of industry connections and job networking opportunities).
Get your application in here ASAP — the due date is Thursday, March 30th. The process includes a short essay, recommendation letter, your resume, and a brief interview for finalists. If you have questions reach out to Potter Palmer at BU via email, or call Urban Grape at 857.250.2509 (the answers to lots of FAQs are available on their website so maybe start there). Don’t miss out on this chance to go pro with your wine skills, and shape the future of the industry!