Regulatory Affairs, Food Additives Intern, Summer 2021

  • Apeel Sciences
  • Santa Barbara, California, United States
  • Feb 18, 2021

Job Description

Company Background

Since 2012, founder James Rogers has been on a mission to tackle the global Food Waste Crisis with a goal of providing a more sustainable, equitable path forward for the global food system. Apeel is an edible protective layer that extends fruits’ and vegetables’ shelf-life. Apeel-covered fruits and vegetables spoil slower and require less refrigeration, and the plant-derived peel reduces the use of plastic and other products harmful to the planet. Apeel pulls material from the natural skins, peels, seeds, and pulp found on fruits and vegetables, to create the extra protective peel. The thin layer slows down water loss and oxidation, which can help keep those fruits and vegetables from browning and spoiling.

Company Culture

At Apeel Sciences, we look to nature to help the global food system improve quality, reduce waste, and ensure an abundant future for our planet. Apeel is comprised of highly talented, deeply passionate, and tight-knit team members who are excited by the opportunity to challenge the status quo, obsessed with solving problems, and truly seek to positively change how we feed the world.

Our people are fundamental to our company’s success and continued growth. If you are ready for an opportunity to jump in, take ownership, and drive meaningful outcomes in a highly collaborative, communicative, and dynamic environment, we would love to connect with you!

About This Role

The Regulatory Affairs team is responsible for providing regulatory expertise and strategy to support the evaluation of new technologies, guide the development and commercialization of new products and services, and secure regulatory approvals for Apeel technology. We are seeking a motivated Regulatory Affairs Intern who will support the specifications management process for our raw materials and organize regulatory research for future product applications. The program dates for summer 2021 are from June 14th - August 20th (10 weeks). To qualify for this program applicants must be currently enrolled in an accredited US college or university and have at least one semester remaining following the internship program. Additionally during the program dates interns must reside in a state where Apeel is registered to do business: Arizona, California, Colorado, Florida, Iowa, Idaho, Illinois, Indiana, Kentucky, Michigan, Minnesota, North Carolina, New Jersey, New York, Oregon, Pennsylvania, Tennessee, Texas, Washington or Wisconsin.

What You’ll Do

  • Coordinate the creation of new, or modify existing, material specifications from start to finish
  • Research and identify relevant regulatory specifications for Apeel raw materials, globally
  • Collaborate with applicable Apeel stakeholders (e.g., Supply Chain, Quality, Sustainability, Technical, and Manufacturing) to define additional raw material requirements and facilitate the review and sign-off of material specifications
  • Organize the Regulatory Affairs Team’s research and analysis to support future product applications
  • Propose and implement a format to catalog Regulatory Affairs Team data and information that allows our team to easily reference previous research and enhance knowledge management capability

What You Bring

  • Are currently pursuing a BA, BS, MA or MS degree. Programs with a focus in food science and policy are preferred. 
  • Extreme attention to detail
  • Curiosity to understand regulatory frameworks that impact the food industry
  • Strong interpersonal skills
  • Highly committed to collaborative teamwork
  • Proficiency using Microsoft Office programs, including Word and Excel
  • Proficiency using Google Workspace, including Docs, Sheets, and Slides
  • Ability to thrive in a fast-paced environment
  • Highly organized and with a strong ability to manage multiple priorities in parallel with each other
  • Highly self-motivated
  • Willing to take ownership to drive projects and assignments through to prompt and effective completion
  • Willingness to learn

Apeel believes that the scale of our impact is determined by the teams that work with us. As such, we seek to build high-performing teams of people from various experiences and backgrounds who can collectively push our company into new realms. We seek a diverse pool of applicants and consider all qualified candidates regardless of race, ancestry, color, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, religion, national origin, citizenship, disability, Veteran status, marital status, or any other protected status. If you have a special need or disability that requires accommodation, please let us know.

Please note that Apeel Sciences does not accept unsolicited resumes from recruiters or employment agencies. In the event of a recruiter or agency submitting a resume or candidate without a signed agreement being in place, we explicitly reserve the right to pursue and hire such candidates without any financial obligation to the recruiter or agency. Any unsolicited resumes, including those submitted directly to hiring managers, are deemed to be the property of Apeel Sciences.


Food & Agriculture

Drawdown Solutions

Reduced Food Waste

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