Global Scientific & Regulatory Affairs Intern

About us

Based in Berkeley, CA, UPSIDE Foods grows meat, poultry, and seafood directly from animal cells.  These products are not vegan or vegetarian—they are delicious meat, made without the need to raise and slaughter billions of animals. UPSIDE Foods recently became the first company in the world to receive the US FDA greenlight for cultivated meat, and UPSIDE’s cultivated chicken will be available to consumers following USDA inspection and label approval.

Founded as the world’s first cultivated meat company in 2015, UPSIDE Foods (formerly Memphis Meats) has achieved numerous industry-defining milestones, including being the first company to produce multiple species of meat (beef, chicken, and duck). The company believes that people shouldn’t have to choose between the foods they love and a thriving planet, and is working to build a better food system with access to delicious, humane, and sustainable meat, poultry, and seafood. UPSIDE Foods has won various industry awards, including New York Times’ Good Tech Awards, FastCo’s Next Big Thing in Tech, and the Best and Brightest Companies to Work For in the Nation by the National Association for Business Resources. UPSIDE Foods has raised a total of $608 million, including from the Abu Dhabi Growth Fund (ADG), Baillie Gifford, Bill Gates, Cargill, John Doerr, John Mackey, Kimbal and Christiana Musk, Norwest, Richard Branson, Softbank, Temasek, Threshold, Tyson Foods, and others.

About this internship

UPSIDE has grown fast over the last two years, and the momentum continues! The 2023 Global Scientific and Regulatory Affairs (GSRA) Intern will produce insightful research and analysis on international regulatory developments affecting the cultivated meat industry. The right person will be skilled at producing persuasive, well-reasoned, and compelling writing on complex topics and will be energized by joining a team that’s going to change the future of food!

Responsibilities include

  • Survey the landscape of existing regulatory standards and labeling frameworks applicable to novel foods/cultivated meat
  • Communicate current status of regulatory and policy developments in international jurisdictions to the GSRA team
  • Collaborate with industry stakeholders on shared policy priorities
  • Examine interplay between intellectual property laws and regulatory frameworks in international jurisdictions

About you

  • Law student who is passionate about making the global food system better for the planet, people, and animals
  • Detail-oriented, with excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Demonstrable ability to adhere to ambitious timelines
  • Strong intellectual curiosity and resourcefulness with a bias for action!
  • Fluency in English is required, foreign language proficiency in Japanese or Korean highly desirable

Who you’ll work with

  • This role will report directly into the Director of International Regulatory Affairs
  • This intern will also collaborate closely with the legal team and various members of the regulatory and product development teams.  

Length of internship

  • 10-12 weeks

Compensation Range: $32/hr*
*Pay may vary depending on factors including job-related knowledge and skills.

The Details

Berkeley, CA

About the Company

Upside Foods

A food technology company aiming to grow sustainable cultured meat.

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