Bunker Hill Vineyard & Winery 

A "GREEN", Environmentally Responsible, Winery

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Bunker Hill Vineyard and Winery
Internship Program


Bunker Hill Vineyard and Winery

Internship Program

Each year, BHV proudly accepts students from accredited schools and colleges for on-site/hands-on paid Internships. Interns will work side-by-side with BHV management to learn the art of wine making, sustainability and customer service. All disciplines of study will be considered.

Time frame of the internship is Spring, Summer, Fall or Winter or if you need a different time frame, please let us know . We have internships all year.

Interested students should e-mail us their resume. Included in the resume should be your requested internship dates and a brief explanation of Why you would like to be our intern.

We do not provide accommodations but we are easily

 from the entire Tampa Bay Area.   

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Past Intern Alumni


2014 Intern:  Brandi Murphy.  From Lakeland, FL Graduated 2014 USF St Pete with a Bachelor’s degree in Environmental Science & Policy. 

"My internship with Bunker Hill Vineyard has opened my eyes to the possibilities that private business owners have to positively impact our use of environmental resources as consumer goods and services. The vineyard’s production practices have sustainability and environmental conservation in the forefront of everything they do. From the high standards they place on agriculture to their partnership with the Federal Wildlife Service for species conservation on their property, Bunker Hill has been a beneficial extension to the concepts and curriculum that I have studied throughout my Environmental Science and Policy degree at USF St. Pete.

As an intern, I was introduced to every step of production in winemaking. I focused on the environmentally sustainable aspects of their operations in order to educate our visitors. In addition, I conducted research and planning for our partners with the Department of Agriculture and FWS, for water and species conservation at the vineyard."

Brandi worked here w
ith us over 2 1/2 years.  She has now left us to begin a new adventure in her life.  Brandi has joined the Peace Corps and left February 8, 2016 to go live in Zambia Africa for 27 months.  Those of you who met and love Brandi as much as we do can follow her life over the next 27 months by visiting her Blog site.  She will update it on a regular basis whenever she has internet available!  The link to her blog site is:  





2015 Intern:  Kendal Gollnick.  From Sarasota, FL attends Cal Poly San Louis Obispo (California Polytechnic State University) in California. Studying Wine and Viticulture.

"Over this summer internship, I have learned and done more activities related to wine than I ever knew existed. I have participated in every task that leads up to the wine going out the door with a customer and starting with picking the grapes themselves.   

People label us as being the “Greenest Winery in America” and I did not believe it until I started working here. Everything that can be recycled, is, and that starts with the bottle itself being reused, the used corks being made into floor tiles, the wax being melted again, and after the wines are racked, the lees being used as compost in the vineyard.  I can not think of one job that goes into making wine that I was not a part of these past two months.

The owners have helped me find my love for the grape and how complex it can be. There is always a new challenge or reward in the wine world and I cannot wait to be a part of it in the near future."



 2018 Summer Intern:   from June 15 thru August 28...  David Finney, from St. Petersburg, FL. currently addends Saint Petersburg College.  Graduating  Spring 2019.  Business and Marketing. David spent hi first two years of college at the University of Tampa, Tampa FL.  David's various experiences at Bunker Hill Vineyard & Winery included everything from customer service, bottle processing, processing grapes, anything that needed doing...including replacing vineyard posts when the occational tornado decided to come roaring through and break your posts.  This tornado came through on David's 2nd day on the job!!


 2018 Fall Intern: Samantha Rankin.  Strted here in August 24 and she is still currently here.  Samantha attends the University of South Florida, Sarasota-Manatee Campus.  She is scheduled to graduate in Spring 2019.  Samantha has plans to open a green sustainabile Coffee Shop in the Parrish FL area upon graduation.  Because we are a sustainability green successful business she is learning many green suatainabile ways of doing things versus ordinary practices.  Samantha does whatever needs doing from customer service, recycled bottle processing,  dipping wine bottles in hot sealing wax, social media projects.  Samantha's internship ends in December!

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