Increase your visibility and build relationships with senior company leaders in a 7 week Remote Externship.
My journey has shown me that you don’t have to be limited by your major. With Paragon One, you can tell your story, no matter what background you have.
From market research to conservation efforts, whatever field you're interested in, you'll be working on projects that build your industry skillset and polish your resume. In our 6 to 8 week programs, you'll gain industry knowledge while developing your soft and hard skills. Elevate your resume with Paragon One.
While we're focused on your future, we know how busy your present can be. You probably find it hard to make time for career planning between classes and having a life. That's why our programs are flexible. Work on your schedule with just a 10-hour weekly commitment.
The best way to learn about an industry is by working with the professionals who are in it. Learn from company team leads through biweekly meetings. Top students will even have the opportunity to present their work to leadership teams.
"My externship with HP was a great example of how a single experience can change the course of a career. After my externship, I started getting interviews, and I started seeing my resume downloaded by recruiters. People called and said they wanted to learn more about the HP Tech Ventures Externship. It was something they’d never seen before, and they wanted to know more. Leveraging this experience has helped me in more ways than I can count, and now I am a summer analyst at an investment bank!"
"I found myself as a recent graduate with no idea what I wanted to do with my life. Paragon One offered an exciting opportunity to explore and work with real-world companies alongside a cohort of like-minded individuals. The most significant benefit as an extern is the flexibility for career discovery. As someone who had almost no industry exposure, I had the chance to build my understanding of the marketing industry by researching ad-tech solutions and presenting my findings to the Facebook team."
“I really want to emphasize that Paragon One offers many opportunities not just in social media and marketing but in finance, accounting, more. These unique and tailored experiences are a great way to not only develop in areas of your own interests but to also expand your knowledge in general. And they're easily accessible. Really anyone can do it. I did it. So I want to emphasize that the possibilities are there and to just go for them.”
“I believe business and tech together have a transformative power to do good with high impact. That’s why I was so excited to get into the Paragon One Facebook Remote Externship program. It was a structured, intentional experience, and I got to enhance skills like market research, communicating to a strategic audience, and putting together insights in an easily digestible way.”
“I feel like a lot of people say diversity matters, but they don’t show it. This opportunity definitely showed it. I met people from all over the world with different backgrounds, who had similar interests to me. I don't think I would have ever had the chance to do a project with a company like Facebook outside of this. With this experience being through Paragon One and their connection to my university, it felt so much more accessible to me and not like a far off unattainable goal.”
“There was mentorship and structure, but the people overseeing us didn’t force their ideas on us. I really liked the frank discussions at the weekly meetings and how the Facebook staff we interacted with showed genuine interest in our futures.”
Gain strategic consulting skills by tackling real problems from non-profit organizations.
Gain product management skills by ideating and developing a fintech product.
Gain communication skills by identifying messaging strategies for TFA.
After sending in your application, we'll reach out if we think you're a good fit. You'll send in a "Get to Know You" video and then participate in a live interview.
We partner with leading brands to curate six to eight week programs designed for student success. By dedicating 10 hours a week, you’ll receive training, work on real problems, and network with professionals — all from the comfort of your own home.View All Externships
For companies, Remote Externships are an efficient way to offer a real world work experience opportunity to a large group of diverse students. Typically, companies would be able to reach many more students than they would through a traditional internship.
An Externship is a chance to tackle real world projects alongside school work. It's both an opportunity to learn new skills and meet new people. Many outstanding students have even progressed to internships and full-time offers through Externships.
By running Externship programs that available to applicants from every background, companies have a chance to work with candidates before offering them jobs. Over 8-12 weeks, can assess how well a candidate will fit in with their team and culture, how motivated they are and how impactful their work is.
Paragon One co-creates externship experiences with each hosting company – the outcomes, the training, the meeting agendas – it’s carefully crafted by both companies. The Paragon One team will manage your Weekly Meetings, Company Meetings, and additional support and feedback.
All externships take 10-15 hours each week to be successful in the program. This encompasses the time spent learning and completing training, researching, and attending meetings. All externships are 6-8 weeks long. Be sure to check each program for its duration.
Like in professional roles, all your interactions with a company are networking. Networking is about building relationships and trust. Each Company Meeting is an opportunity to impress them and increase their perception of you as an extern. After you complete the program, we compile all the information about you and your work and share it with Host Companies so they can review students and reach out, respectively. Top students get additional opportunities to present their work and have follow-up discussions with company leads.
Yes, you can. Remember that credit-bearing policies vary from institution to institution, so while we can support you to receive credit, you will want to check with your advisor or dean for approval first.