Which San Jose?
San Jose, Costa Rica
San Jose, California
San Jose, Guatemala?
Near San Jose, CA there's Recchiuti, Dandelion Chocolate, Bittersweet Cafe, Sokola (http://www.socolachocolates.com/contact.html), and several more.
Check craigslist for the SF Bay Area. I saw a couple of jobs in SF and Emeryville for chocolate assistants.
Thanks Nat for clarifying which San Jose, I was wondering too! Great news that it is the local one (for me). There are many makers in the Bay Area, let's talk to figure out what kind of match would make for a good fit. You can email me directly (through my business website email) or via The Chocolate Life. I have a small chocolate tasting business that works with mostly bean to bar makers, but also some confectioners.
The Chocolate Garage
Palo Alto, CA
Thanks everybody for all your suggestions. But knowing my eagerness to get my hands down into chocolate, have ordered a few moulds online and an airbrush to keep me excited until I get my internship.
Take a look at my site and let me know if you'd be interested in interning with me. My kitchen is in Belmont.
Hi christine. That sounds good. My email is firstname.lastname@example.org
It would be nice if I could visit you for a few minutes at your kitchen and discussing further and it will also give me an estimate as to how much time it would take to commute.