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MBA Intern



New York, NY, USA
Posted on Monday, January 15, 2024
Helaina is a VC-backed biotech startup creating a new category of functional food products.

Our vision is to bring the functional properties of human proteins to food. Helaina will be the first company to put human milk proteins into food, defining a new category of consumer nutrition products focused on supporting immunity. We will initially launch a first-of-its-kind infant formula – the only infant formula with immune-nourishing proteins found in human milk. We also see a range of opportunities to use our breast milk proteins to enhance other types of functional foods for all segments of the population.

Helaina is backed by top VCs in the industry including Spark Capital, Siam Capital, Primary Venture Partners, and Plum Alley. We are a team of change-makers looking for our next team member who is intensely passionate about advancing synthetic biology for food and beverage products and redefining the future of nutrition.

What You'll Do:

In this role, you will work with our NYC team to operationalize & support core parts of our growing business. The successful candidate will be a hands-on, motivated self-starter with a strong sense of initiative.

What You'll Do:

  • Market research and analysis to inform product and business expansion decisions
  • Content development for diligence and presentation materials such as board decks, partnership presentations, investor presentations, financial models
  • Operational support for go-to-market planning and execution
  • Ad hoc operations requests such as procurement, event management, etc.

About You:

  • You are currently enrolled in an MBA degree program or equivalent degree
  • You are a proactive self-starter, working independently to move projects and tasks forward to completion
  • You work collaboratively on multiple projects concurrently in a fast-paced environment
  • You think critically with demonstrated research and analysis skills
  • You have exceptional organization, efficiency and attention to detail
  • You are comfortable working remotely and in a rapidly growing and evolving organization
  • You are passionate about for Helaina's philosophy and mission
  • You have experience or demonstrated interest in startups
  • You have experience in the food sector or foodtech
  • Bonus points if you have experience with Agile, Monday, Miro and/or Google Drive

Compensation is an hourly rate of $25 per hour.


Helaina was founded on the belief that families should have freedom of choice. We are committed to providing an inclusive workplace that does just that, supporting our team's health, wellbeing and professional development at every stage and milestone. We are proud to offer comprehensive health care, generous parental leave and childcare reimbursement, equity packages and more to our Full-Time employees. A few highlights include:

  • Full medical, vision and dental coverage
  • Short and long term disability insurance coverage
  • 401k match (up to 3%)
  • Unlimited vacation days, including an all-company holiday between Christmas and New Year
  • Paid Parental Leave for both parents + flexible return to work program
  • Childcare reimbursement program
  • Commuter Benefits
  • Leadership Development coaching through BetterUp

Helaina is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Don't meet every single requirement? Studies have shown that women and people of color are less likely to apply to jobs unless they meet every single qualification. At Helaina we are dedicated to building a diverse, inclusive and authentic workplace, so if you're excited about this role but your past experience doesn't align perfectly with every qualification in the job description, we encourage you to apply anyway. You may just be the strongest candidate for this or other roles. For more information, please contact

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