atai Life Sciences a biopharmaceutical company focused on developing novel treatments for mental health disorders so that everyone, everywhere can live a more fulfilled life. We operate a decentralized model whereby atai incubates, acquires, and supports individual platform companies by providing them strategic and operational functions centrally. This allows our platform companies to stay lean and agile in their clinical pursuits, whilst also being able to leverage the expertise of a multibillion-dollar global biotechnology company. Atai is pursuing a world-first strategy by deploying our clinical compounds together with our ecosystem of Digital Therapeutics, utilizing cutting-edge technology, clinical protocol, human-interaction psychology, and data science in order to enhance the safety and efficacy of our compounds. 

As a Business Strategy Intern, you will work on atai’s top priorities and determine how best to tackle solving the company’s biggest opportunities and most challenging problems. This is a 3-6 month internship opportunity starting in September 2022.


  • A fast-paced environment where you’ll work on a wide range of topics 
  • An entry point to a successful career in life sciences 
  • Be a major contributor to the success of a well-positioned, well-financed, rapidly growing biotech company 
  • Become part of an unparalleled effort towards developing and commercializing paradigm-shifting treatments in the mental health space
  • Work on improving the lives of millions of people with a real unmet need
  • Become part of an amazing team and learn from the brightest minds in the industry


  • Structure, launch, and drive your workstreams by developing hypotheses, translating these hypotheses into work plans, conducting analysis including financial models, analyzing market / competitive trends, business drivers and operating metrics, crafting insights and pushing the thinking, and developing recommendations
  • Prepare presentations and communicate findings to the leadership team and the whole atai team
  • Directly support the atai team in operational and administrative matters 
  • Assist in evaluating and developing new investment opportunities from our acquisitions pipeline, and in establishing multidisciplinary collaboration and strategic alliances with external parties
  • Take-over own projects which add value to our business 


  • Bachelor's or Master's Degree in Business Administration, Finance, or any MINT/STEM or related field (minimum is a completed Bachelor's degree)
  • Proficient command of English in a professional context 
  • Prior working/internship experience in venture capital, high-growth startup, consulting and/or investment banking 
  • Comfortable in fast-paced small company environment where you will be expected to take ownership and accept responsibility from day one
  • Highly analytical mindset 
  • Excellent project management and MS Office Skills (Word, Excel, PowerPoint) 
  • Strong organizational skills with high attention to detail 


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