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Turn project work into a virtual classroom for students and accelerate your diversity, equity, and inclusion goals with only an hour of manager time each week.

We'll handle the heavy lifting.

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Trusted by fortune 500 companies, investment firms, and NGOs


We get the fresh perspective from the students and amazing management from Paragon One.  The outcome was great!

Cathy Thompson
Principal Product Manager, Zillow
This is how our remote externships have helped our clients

Save Valuable Time

Our technology allows for a streamlined and efficient onboarding process. Our clients spend less than 1 hour of manager time per week so teams can focus on business needs.

Hire Early Talent to Meet Diversity and Inclusion Goals

Attract qualified, underrepresented students to ensure you meet specific diversity, inclusion, and equity targets. Draw from students at top universities, colleges, diversity programs, NGOs, and high schools according to your goals.

Reduce Hiring Biases with Performance-Based Assessments

Minimize unconscious bias and facilitate diversity recruiting. We evaluate students for you based on their progress as they work remotely on your projects.

Turnkey Experiential Learning

Through an 8-week externship, students are assessed on challenging projects, reducing the risk of entry-level hires with candidates that have been vetted and trained through our platform.

Strengthen Your Recruitment Brand

Unlike traditional internships, our team provides comprehensive support so students have a positive, impactful experience working with your company, improving the odds of attracting and retaining the brightest entry-level candidates.


I liked the not having to think about it part.

Avi Lichtenstein
Director of Operations, Younity

Industry-Driven Projects We Deliver:


Amplify your online exposure with custom content for your social media channel, website, or blog. Common projects include SEO strategy planning through keyword research, backlink research, outreach, and content creation.

Business Development

Find prospects and opportunities that align with your company’s goals. Student teams source and research targets based on your company’s unique criteria and organize data in your company’s preferred format.

Product Development

Understand your target market with detailed discovery into your competition, their customers, and available opportunities. Receive analyzed market data and synthesized summaries with highlights and recommendations to improve your product.

Consulting Investment and Financial Services

Get work done with projects that are customized to your company’s needs from discovering, prioritizing, and segmenting funds based on a given criteria.


Departments We Work With


Product Strategy

Business Development


Financial Services

Business Analytics

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Choose a job template in marketing, business development, product, and more.


Participate in Webinars with Students

Join bi-weekly webinars with students, led by our team.

Review Work Progress with Our Team

Check in with your Client Manager bi-weekly to review the externs' progress and work.


How We Support You

Training & Content

Development of training for students that is specific to your project

Recruiting & Onboarding

Seamless recruitment and onboarding of students according to your goals or D&I targets

Mentorship & Coaching

Our program managers lead "office hours" to mentor and coach students on their project

Teaching Assistance & Feedback

TAs answer student questions and provide feedback on work throughout the externship

Project Management

Dedicated client manager oversees coaches, teaching assistants, and webinar planning

Assessment, Reporting, & Credentialing

Receive comprehensive reporting of student performance and engagement to find the best fits for your organization


I didn't think I needed externs, especially for important transaction advisory work, but the process with Paragon One's platform has been incredibly streamlined. The students' output has helped me leverage my time much more efficiently.

Amit Gupta
Managing Partner and Founder of Crafted Capital
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