San Leandro, California
Dairy cheese is unsustainable and plant-based cheeses don’t work. At New Culture, we are making better cheese that is sustainable, healthy, ethical, and indistinguishable from current dairy cheese in taste, texture, and function. Using fermentation to produce dairy proteins, food science to combine those proteins with plant-based fats and sugars, and traditional cheesemaking methods to make any cheese of choice, we are bringing about a new culture for the cheese industry.
We are a venture-backed, Bay Area start-up looking for motivated interns to join us as early as Fall 2023 in our mission of producing animal-free dairy cheese. The ideal candidate will thrive in a fast-moving collaborative environment and help our team to achieve our commercialization and scale-up goals for product launch.
About New Culture’s Internship Program:
- New Culture is located in San Leandro, CA and is looking for interns that will help our team accomplish company goals. All interns will be assigned a mentor to help guide them and get them immersed in our culture from day one & interns will be able to present a capstone project to the team to culminate the internship! We would be happy to have our interns turn into full-time Curd Nerds; however, please note that we do not guarantee a full-time position after.
- New Culture will post internship openings on our careers page as we go. We strive to post them far enough in advance to allow plenty of time for people to apply, but we also believe in building relationships on the front end and will stay in touch to let you know when we have a matching position.
- We appreciate all of the inquiries regarding internships and decided we needed to have a place for y’all to easily share your interest. We're excited to start collecting any interested candidates for future internships with New Culture!
- Please know that if you fill out this application, we will reach out when we can, but may not have an open internship just yet; however, we’ll be sure to let you know when one becomes available if your background aligns. Internship duties and durations will depend on the specific team and role. We do have a fun slide deck about our New Culture Internship Program that we will happily send to all interested candidates at our earliest convenience once we receive the application.
$25 - $25 an hour
Hourly pay rate: $25 per hour (for technical roles)
How to know you are a great fit:
We look for candidates who are team players, learners, doers, and hungry to make a difference in the world. Creativity and resourcefulness, honesty and empathy go a long way. Our five core values guide us on our path to achieving our mission.
Determination with Kindness | Have the resolve, the drive, and the will to succeed, but do it with empathy, encouragement, and compassion. In the face of adversity we will only excel as a team by keeping kindness at the forefront of everything we do.
Tenacity with Transparency | Creativity, persistence, questioning, and crazy ideas to solve hard problems are essential to our work. We do all of this out in the open while being honest and forthright about the new things we’re trying, getting feedback and input from our teammates along the way.
Teamwork with Rigor | Hold yourself and those around you to high standards and understand how your responsibilities are interconnected with others’. As much as you rely on your teammates, they’re relying on you, and only with consistent communication and rigorous teamwork will we achieve our goals together.
Speed with Focus | We move quickly, exploring new opportunities and incorporating new results to make progress rapidly. Remaining focused throughout our experimentations means making thoughtful decisions, listening to a range of perspectives, and moving forward as a unified team once we’ve committed to the path ahead.
Love the Product (not the Science) | The science is cool but the product is even cooler. Our breakthroughs are always in the pursuit of better products. It’s by selling delicious dairy that we will bring about a successful future for New Culture and a positive impact for our customers and the planet.
New Culture is committed to promoting and creating a diverse, inclusive environment and is proud to be an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, national origin, genetics, disability, age, or veteran status. Diversity is the foundation of what we do at New Culture, enabling us to build a company that celebrates what makes each of us unique.