Food Science Intern 717 views9 applications


We are Spero Foods (, a data-driven food company that is changing the future of food by creating delicious, nutritious, and sustainable cheese and egg products from plants (not animals). We are seeking a Food Science Intern to start immediately and help us grow. You will be helping us create and optimize revolutionary, patent-pending products that are transforming the food industry. 


  • Designing and executing experiments pertaining to shelf-life extension
  • Working with processing plants to test new processing methods
  • Working with CEO & data scientist to design and execute experiments pertaining to flavor profile optimization
  • Designing and executing experiments for textural improvements and desired physical properties
  • Sourcing and corresponding with vendors relevant to the needs of experiments


  • Deep understanding of organic and general chemistry
  • Deep understanding of biology
  • Strong knowledge and expertise in food science (flavor, shelf-life, microbiology, fermentation, texture)
  • 1 year or more of lab work related to food science or a similar/related area of study


  • Deep understanding of fermentation & microbiology
  • Deep understanding of protein behavior in food applications
  • Passion for sustainability, healthier food and food systems, and/or animal welfare


  • Is detail oriented
  • Is highly driven
  • Is innovative, creative, and gritty
  • Loves designing and executing experiments
  • Relishes in solving complex problems
  • Works very hard and in a smart manner
  • Desires to learn and grow
  • Values honest feedback
  • Has low ego
  • Wants to make a positive impact on the world


  • Opportunity to execute novel work in food science
  • Opportunity to learn and grow
  • Opportunity to make a positive impact on the world– the environment, people’s health, animals’ lives
  • Free coffee, tea, and creamers (if onsite)
  • Free delicious snacks (if onsite)

Duration: 3-6 Months
Commitment: Full-Time

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Spero is reinventing dairy & eggs from plants by optimizing for taste, sustainability, and nutrition. Employing bio and data science, we are taking a new approach to food innovation. We're on a mission to make food without compromise and we'd love for you to join us.
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