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Leap - The plant-based leather alternative made by Beyond Leather.

We want you to bring Leap to the next level! This is an opportunity to be a part of a young, driven team that is working to change the way we make and use our things. Let's make an industrial scale, biodegradable, high performance material that is strong and beautiful! Made from food waste! 

Company Size: We're a startup with a diverse team consisting of 2 founders, 5 employees, several mentors, researchers and suppliers, united by the same goal: to create the best and most sustainable leather alternative by upcycling food waste.

We are looking for a full-time intern who would assist in the lab side of Beyond Leather Materials for at least a 5-months internship. Start date will be ideally in February 2023, but we are open to other options. As an R&D Intern, you will work closely with experts to optimize LEAP to reach higher performance with sustainability in mind. You will have an opportunity to learn disciplined lab research techniques and skills, to develop an innovative material that is based on food waste and to work with like-minded people. 

The intern is expected and encouraged to do desk research on the different topics by reading papers, and coming up with approaches on how to improve the material together with the R&D team. The intern will perform experiments in our chemistry laboratory, and will evaluate the results mainly by mechanical tests. The intern will be responsible for presenting his results to the team, as well as drawing his/her conclusions. As a team, we will discuss what direction research should continue based on the results. 


  • Setting and reaching clear R&D goals as part of the R&D team

  • Plan and execute experiments

  • Assist in daily operations of the company

  • Assist the R&D team in product testing in our internal testing lab  

  • Follow the developments of new materials and trends within our industry 


  • You are currently doing a bachelor’s or master’s degree in subjects including: chemistry, material science, biomaterials, polymer science and other similar majors (you must be a student)

  • Knowledge in testing protocols and experiences in mechanical testing are a plus

  • You are able to adapt the startup pace and desire to learn and grow in a startup

  • You have a detail-oriented and structured approach to day-to-day work

  • Authorized to do an internship in Denmark.

Please notice this is an unpaid internship.

If that sounds like you, then get ready and apply with a cover letter and your CV. In the cover letter, please let us know about you, your motivation and your availability.

Interviews will be held on an on-going basis. 

For more information or questions please contact us at carla@beyondleather.dk or phone number +4550257870

Perks and benefits

This job comes with several perks and benefits

Free coffee / tea
Free coffee / tea

Get your caffeine fix to get you started and keep you going.

Social gatherings
Social gatherings

Social gatherings and games; hang out with your colleagues.

Free friday beers
Free friday beers

Friday is something special, let's enjoy a beer together.

Remote work allowed
Remote work allowed

You know how you perform best. Work from your couch, your favorite cafe or abroad when you feel like it.

Paid holiday
Paid holiday

Metropolitists, beach boys and mountaineers we salute you and pay you to go and explore the world.

Flexible working hours
Flexible working hours

Time is precious. Make it count. Morning person or night owl, this job is for you.

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Working at
Beyond Leather Materials ApS

We are a B2B supplier of a sustainable alternative to leather that is based on fruit waste. Our material is called Leap. We use apple pulp (everything that is leftover after pressing apples to produce juice and or cider) to create an animal and plastic free leather alternative. We believe in true transparency and offer a product that can fulfill that promise.

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