Impossible Foods is launching its 2021 summer internship program by posting openings for 26 roles across the company, from R&D to Communications.
Impossible Foods’ internship program is a purpose-driven program in Silicon Valley, giving students and graduates the opportunity to make a direct impact on the world’s most pressing environmental issues. The company receives thousands of applications from students, new graduates, and young leaders from around the world.
Impossible Foods’ mission is to reverse global warming and halt the world’s catastrophic biodiversity collapse by creating a mainstream, mass-market, consumer movement to eliminate among the most destructive technologies in human history: animal agriculture. The company’s flagship Impossible™ Burger has already started to displace sales of animal-derived foods, whose production is one of the biggest generators of greenhouse gas emissions and the leading driver of the global meltdown in wildlife.
“Impossible Foods is where the world’s most creative thinkers -- including undergrads, new grads and post-docs -- can help solve the biggest problems facing humanity and our planet,” said Dr. Pat O. Brown, CEO and founder of Impossible Foods. “Some brilliant, subversive and inspirational ideas have come from Impossible Foods interns, and their fresh perspective and risk tolerance reinforce our company’s unique values and culture.”
The application process is open through the end of March. Internships begin in mid-June. The summer 2021 intern cohort will include 100% telecommuting and hybrid positions; numerous R&D roles will be on site in the company’s R&D center in the San Francisco Bay Area. All positions are paid at competitive hourly rates.
Impossible Foods is focused on recruiting diverse talent and hiring interns that represent the communities they serve. The program aims to build a strong, inclusive culture, where innovation can flourish.
Approximately half of the 2021 internships are in R&D. These internships are in addition to a year-long push to double the size of the company’s R&D team, which currently has about 50 immediate openings.
The recruiting team is also looking to fill 10 roles as part of the all-new “Impossible Investigator program” -- a high-impact alternative to traditional academic faculty positions. These roles represent an unprecedented opportunity for scientists who want the facilities, resources and innovative environment to create an entirely new technology platform to replace animals as our technology for turning plants into meat, fish and dairy foods.