Intern

Somerville, MA


Overview

Are you looking to make a difference in the world? Tender is revolutionizing the food industry by solving a major global challenge: how to make meat production ethical and sustainable. Going beyond the existing plant-based burgers, we are developing alternative meat whole-cuts – think steaks and chicken breasts – using innovations in manufacturing, materials science, and tissue engineering. This will transform how the world consumes meat and protein. 


We are seeking a R&D Intern to join our team and contribute to the R&D including polymer chemistry, manufacturing equipment, and protein scaffolds for cell cultured meat. You will gain firsthand experience in engineering, research, and launching a start-up by working with founders.


About You

  • You are a class project rockstar – everyone fights to have you on their team

  • You are pursuing a B.S. in an engineering or scientific field

  • You have worked in a research wet lab and enjoy tinkering with chemical reactions.

  • You thrive in fast-paced, cerebral workplaces.

  • You have excellent work ethic and demand excellence from those around you
  • You have deep analytical skills and an ability to see what others have missed.

  • You are curious and excited about joining an early-stage startup, where you will work autonomously on high-impact projects.

  • You have a passion to change the world for the better. You are not just looking to cash a paycheck – what you do for work matters to you deeply.


Responsibilities

At Tender, we are deeply committed to diversity, equality, and inclusion. Our goal is to create an environment and company culture where people from all walks of life can come together in an inclusive manner and be an amazing force for good!

  • You’ll help develop chemistries and processing methods to produce protein/polymer scaffolds

  • You’ll work in a wet and prototype lab, designing and executing research studies to verify fiber recipes and performance.

  • You’ll develop and refine manufacturing equipment for food products.

  • You’ll contribute operationally to Tender by working with the founders to help grow our business!


Why work with us?

At Tender, we are deeply committed to diversity, equality, and inclusion. Our goal is to create an environment and company culture where people from all walks of life can come together in an inclusive manner and be an amazing force for good! 

  • You’ll get to join us on our mission to radically transform the meat industry – one of the most polluting industries on our planet.
  • You’ll get to work with a diverse group of people that cares deeply about what we are trying to solve.  
  • You’ll have ownership over what you do and how you do it.
  • You’ll join a really fun, interesting and dynamic place to work!
  • You’ll join a young startup that is experiencing very rapid growth!