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Founders Associate Intern

Hello and pleasure to meet you!
We are Cultivated, and we are looking for a great new team member to join us on our amazing journey to improve the food system with creamy, dairy-free, ingredient solutions!


Horgen, Zurich, Switzerland



Cultivated Biosciences, yeast cream, texture, alternative dairy, dairy-free, creamy, biomass fermentation, ingredient, foodtech, innovation

About Cultivated Biosciences

We're building a world in which animal-free dairy is the better choice for everyone.

​Our mission is to empower plant-based dairy to give it the creaminess and mouthfeel consumers strive for.

To do this we are developing creamy functional ingredients from non-GMO yeast to be sold as B2B ingredients. We have just raised our seed round and are transitioning from the lab to the market. 

Your mission

As a Founder Associate Intern, you will be responsible for supporting the daily operations of our company. You will work on office management, administrative tasks, and organizing events, ensuring the smooth running of our operations. Additionally, you will provide support to the CXO team with special projects that range from graphical improvements on pitch decks to market research. You'll be instrumental in fostering team cohesion and helping our startup thrive.

- Oversee office management and handle administrative tasks
- Organize company events to foster team cohesion and morale
- Assist with special projects by defining objectives, setting schedules, conducting research, organizing information, and ensuring timely delivery
- Write summaries and create pitch decks summarizing key information needed for decisions
- Conduct research and analysis on various topics required for the startup (e.g., IT tools, market research)

What you need to succeed

  • Enthusiasm for working in a high-growth startup environment with constant change

  • Strong organizational skills and attention to detail

  • Proactive and able to take initiative in managing tasks and solving problems

  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills

  • Ability to handle multiple tasks and prioritize effectively

  • Basic understanding of office management and administrative tasks

  • Proficiency in English is essential; German and Swiss German are strong advantages

You are a great candidate for this position if you:

  • Are proactive and eager to learn in a dynamic startup environment

  • Can efficiently manage essential aspects of office management

  • Are not afraid to take on new challenges and solve problems creatively

  • Can handle both practical tasks and provide support for long-term strategic planning

  • Are happy to work independently and as part of a team

  • Are ready to grow with us and help shape the future of our company


Feel free to apply if you don't check all of our criteria, we are eager to learn about you

Why join?

We are a young and dynamic startup based in Zurich, creating a revolutionizing ingredient for plant-based dairy. We function with a flat hierarchy. The teams’ success will be the company’s success. 

We will offer the following:

  • Flexible working hours

  • Workplace with lake view!

  • Regular team events (including retreats in the Swiss alps!)

  • Paid internship

  • An inclusive and diverse team, that also enjoys to spend time together

We are an equal-opportunity employer and value diversity. We consider all applications equally regardless of race, color, ancestry, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, age, citizenship, marital status, disability, or gender identity. We strongly encourage individuals from groups traditionally underrepresented in tech to apply.

We cannot sponsor work permits for non-EU / EFTA citizens for this position

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