For a fourth year, Ghirardelli Chocolate Company is excited to invite talented undergraduates entering their junior or senior year to apply for a challenging, hands-on experience in the Consumer Packaged Goods Industry. This paid, seven-week summer work experience runs June 19 - August 4, 2017.

The summer work experience will combine meaningful on the job work experience along with other activities such as interview skills training, chocolate school, and more.

Ghirardelli is hiring a total of 6 individuals this year, 4 at our corporate location in San Leandro supporting our Restaurant and Retail, Finance, Marketing or Quality Assurance departments, and 2 supporting our stores out in the field in Sales Merchandising in San Francisco (please note-for Sales Merchandising you are required to have a car and a valid driver’s license or transportation to and from San Francisco) This is a paid work experience at $18/hour for 37 hours per week. All hires are free to leave at 2pm from Ghirardelli on Fridays during the summer.
What to Submit 

Please submit a resume AND brief cover letter indicating the area(s) in which you would like to work and why. (No more than 250 words.)

Be sure to include all current contact information including: name, address, phone number, and email address as well as the year you graduated from San Leandro High.

All submissions, questions or comments should be sent to
The deadline to receive all applications is April 24th, 2017. If your application is selected, you will be contacted for an interview in mid-May.
In 2012, Ghirardelli announced a generous financial partnership with the San Leandro Education Foundation’s SLED100 campaign, along with a commitment to launch a summer work experience program for San Leandro High School alumni currently attending a four-year college. In 2014, the program was piloted with five SLHS alumni and it was a great success and in 2015 included six SLHS alumni. Ghirardelli is once again offering the program in 2017 and SLED is reaching out to former San Leandro Scholarship Foundation recipients.

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