Food Chemist - Mandatory Internship (f/m/d)

Intern / Student, Full-time · München

Your mission

At Planet A Foods, we are revolutionizing the food industry to protect the planet we love. by perfecting centuries-old fermentation technology, we offer healthier alternatives and can save up to 500 Mt of CO2 per year!

We created the world’s first 100% cocoa-free chocolate called ChoViva. 


Our ChoViva tastes amazing with a solid snap and smooth melt as well as roasty notes and a subtle sweetness. It is completely natural, gluten-free, vegan and made with only seven ingredients! Choviva allows for a breathtakingly low carbon & water footprint. This contributes towards the mitigation of both deforestation & exploitation of child labour.


We are looking for an Analytical Chemist Intern (Mandatory Internship) for a period of 6 months. In this role, you will be part of the Choviva R&D Team. You will support us in the further development of our 100% cocoa-free Choviva taste, aroma and texture. Therefore, you will be integral in analyzing product samples and prototypes in our lab. Our laboratory has a GC-MS, GC-FID, Rheometer and a Texture Analyser, that will be yours to operate. Furthermore you can take part in creating samples in our technical chocolate lab. 


If you wish to, you can generate data during your internship that will be used in a master thesis that you write after your time at Planet A Foods.


Your tasks at Planet A Foods:
  • Perform food science related measurements in the laboratory with eg. GC-MS, GC-FID, Texture Analyzer, Rheometer etc.
  • Evaluate the data of your measurements
  • Optimize and/or develop new analytical methods
  • Assist the team in flavor optimization and perform experiments along our Choviva process
Your profile
  • You are enrolled in chemistry, food science, food chemistry, biochemistry, nutrition or similar courses (B.Sc. or M.Sc.) and must complete a mandatory internship.
  • You are a positive person with a passion for sustainable food and working hand in hand with other ambitious people on something meaningful.
  • You have experience working in a laboratory
  • You have experience working with analytical instruments (GC or LC would be preferred)
  • You are self-disciplined, hands-on, proactive and ready to take ownership.
  • You are in Munich or willing to relocate to Munich.
  • You have experience in data analysis (optional)
(Please note we are currently only looking for applicants that already have a work visa/permission to work in Germany, or of course, EU citizenship and we only hire interns that need to make a mandatory internship for university)
How we hire at Planet A Foods
Joining the Planet A Foods team is more than just a job – it's a commitment to our core values that permeate every aspect of our business. As an Equal Opportunity Employer, we go above and beyond to embed fairness and equity in our inclusive recruitment and hiring process. We are not only an Equal Opportunity Employer, but also proactive in embedding fairness and equity into an inclusive recruitment and hiring process.

Our Values


Fellowship: We share a great vision that can only be achieved as a team. We prefer enabling others to succeed instead of petting our egos.


On Discovery: We keep our eyes, hearts, and minds open, curious to explore, improve and create new realities beyond the ordinary.


Creating impact: We aim at building a better world. Science is at our hearts, and full of passion we progress on our journey.


Just do it: We rather take a lousy first step than standing still or losing ourselves in discussions. Smart words are worth nothing if they are not accompanied by smart actions.

Why us?

Our hierarchy is flat and communication direct, which means that we operate and learn fast as a team. You can expect the following:

  • Competitive Salary 

  • Flexible Working Hours 

  • Regular Team Events

  • Daily Free Lunch + Free Drinks

  • Daily Free Snacks (Of course with our delicious Choviva!)

  • Fresh Fruit + Vegetables

  • A Personalized Macbook Pro

  • Entitled to 30 Days Holiday

  • Your “normal” workplace is our office/lab (to build a strong culture we believe in physically meeting and interacting) 

We are an equal-opportunity employer and value diversity. We consider all applications equally. We strongly encourage individuals from traditionally underrepresented groups in tech to apply.

About us
It’s an audacious, incredibly rewarding mission that we are dedicated to achieving. Planet A Foods is built around the idea that everyone should be able to enjoy just, circular and waste-free food. To that end, we create a family of foods by upcycling clean (local/cruelty-free) ingredients with state-of-the-art biotechnology and flavor science.

Exciting challenges lie ahead — Join us on our mission!
Your application!
We are excited that you are interested in Planet A Foods! Please fill in the following short form. Should you have any difficulties in uploading your files, please contact us by mail at hello@forplaneta.com
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