Energy Innovation Capital VC Industry Research & Data Analytics Remote Externship

Develop your industry research skills by analyzing emerging segments within the energy sector.

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VC Industry Research & Data Analytics Remote Externship
About the
Externship
  • Apply by
    October 7
  • Externship starts
    October 17
  • Rolling Externship start date
    October 17
  • $
    0
    Stipend
  • Open to matriculated undergraduate students
  • Open to matriculated undergraduate and graduate students
  • Open to matriculated high school, undergraduate, and graduate students
  • Open to matriculated graduate students
This EXTERNSHIP is currently closed. new applications are not being accepted.
This PRACTICUM is currently closed. new applications are not being accepted.
THIS EXTERNSHIP IS CURRENTLY CLOSED BUT WILL BE AVAILABLE AGAIN SOON. PLEASE CHECK BACK IF YOU ARE INTERESTED.
THIS PRACTICUM IS CURRENTLY CLOSED BUT WILL BE AVAILABLE AGAIN SOON. PLEASE CHECK BACK IF YOU ARE INTERESTED.
At a glance
Apply by
October 7

Submit your application as soon as you can to give yourself the best shot.

Rolling start dates
Rolling applications

The start date for this Externship is rolling and students will be evaluated on a first come first serve basis. Applications will close when the Externship is full.

Applications for this Practicum are rolling and students will be evaluated on a first come first serve basis. Applications will close when the Practicum is full.

Part-time and fully remote
This Externship is a 10-hour-per-week fully remote experience where all meetings and events are recorded.
This Practicum is a 10-hour-per-week fully remote experience where all meetings and events are recorded.
Externship starts
Externship starts
October 17
Externship starts
Practicum starts
October 17
Receive your start date with your acceptance letter

This remote Externship will last

This remote Practicum will last

8

weeks.

$
0
Stipend

Students that accept their offers will receive their educational stipends at the end of the program.

Required Academic Standing

This Externship is open to undergraduate students only.

This Practicum is open to undergraduate students only.

Required Academic Standing

This Externship is open to undergraduate students and graduate students.

This Practicum is open to undergraduate students and graduate students.

Geographical Eligibility

This Externship is open to applicants all around the world.

This Externship is open to applicants all around the world.

Geographical Eligibility

This Externship is open only to applicants attending a college or university located in the United States.

This Externship is open only to applicants attending a college or university located in the United States.

Required Academic Standing

This Externship is open to graduate students only.

This Practicum is open to graduate students only.

Required academic standing

This Externships is open to high school students, undergraduate students, and graduate students.

This Practicum is open to high school students, undergraduate students, and graduate students.

Required academic standing

This Externships is open to high school students, undergraduate students, and graduate students. Young people not currently enrolled at an academic institution are also welcomed to apply.

This Practicum is open to high school students, undergraduate students, and graduate students. Youths not currently enrolled at any academic institution are also welcomed to apply.

Required Academic Standing

This pilot Externship program is open to Sophomores and Juniors from Morehouse College, Spelman College, and Clark Atlanta University at this time.

This Practicum is open to undergraduate students only.

Energy Innovation Capital VC is not accepting or considering any applications for this Externship through other channels. Any effort to apply or reach out to Energy Innovation Capital VC separately will adversely affect a student’s application.
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Program Overview

This program will focus on Energy Innovation Capital, an investment fund dedicated to enabling the development of technology that produces clean, accessible, and abundant energy. Externs will conduct a detailed analysis of the market landscape, to identify trends, drivers, and companies in emerging segments of the energy sector.

EIC invests in Post-Seed through early-growth private companies at the leading edge of innovation. A core component of venture capital investing is understanding the macroeconomic trends in specific target verticals and identifying the leading-edge start-ups that solve relevant problems. With climate change and the decarbonization imperative, renewable energy and battery storage are set to grow exponentially. Fast-evolving segments include battery technology/ chemistries, power/energy analytics, carbon capture, carbon accounting and marketplace, waste-to-energy, EV infrastructure, concentrated solar power, and nuclear energy. Understanding these emerging segments and identifying what it takes to differentiate and win will be key in helping Energy Innovation Capital to provide capital to the best start-ups and founders, and that’s where you come in!



Externs Will

As an extern, you will research the market landscape of the emerging segments within the energy sector and provide an overview of the background, key trends and emerging innovations, investment opportunities, risks & mitigants, and major players. 

These emerging markets are critical pillars of the Energy Transition and key toward a Net Zero future. Externs will conduct market research to help the Energy Innovation Capital investment team make multi-million dollar investment decisions and provide capital to the companies that will define the future of energy, a cornerstone for modern prosperity.

During this Externship, you will:

  • Get familiar with EIC's mission and investment thesis.
  • Understand the basics of venture capital and market analysis.
  • Conduct basic exploratory research on one of the emerging segments within the energy sector;
  • Conduct more in-depth research on the assigned segment to identify drivers, macro-trends impacting the segment, challenges, risks, and emerging companies;
  • Identify interesting players, including public companies, private companies, and startups, in the industry that are developing innovations and dominating the market share.
  • Use data analytics tools to discover insights about the emerging markets in energy sector
  • Learn to organize, analyze, and visualize data using tools like Excel, Tableau, SQL
  • Create and deliver a compelling presentation showcasing insights into the market landscape.


Qualifications

We are seeking ambitious undergrad and graduate students with a strong interest in renewable energy, market research, or venture capital. Students with backgrounds in finance, business, marketing, engineering, and physics are highly encouraged to apply.

About
Energy Innovation Capital
Energy Innovation Capital (EIC) is a venture capital firm investing in companies developing the next generation of technology to ensure abundant, clean, and accessible energy. EIC invests in companies that are building innovative businesses and technologies transforming the energy and resource-intensive industries. Their investments focus on enabling the future of energy across three themes: energy transition, digital technologies, and sustainability. Located in San Francisco, Houston, New York, and Boston, EIC has over $270MM in assets under management across two funds and 26 active investments. EIC’s experienced team has executed over 150 investments in technology and energy-related companies. Its extensive networks and collaborative approach help talented entrepreneurs push the boundaries of what's possible and build transformative companies. The team is responsible for managing its portfolio of investments to provide a return on invested capital for investors, which includes foundations, institutions, and high-net-worth individuals.
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Testimonials

Meet Past Externs

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"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!"

Dawit Teshome
now interns @Windsor capital, llc

"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."

Valerie Fong
NOW WORKS @Empire lakes productions

“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.”

Isabella DeIulis
NOW INTERNS @EXTREME NETWORKS

“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.”

Jose Medina
NOW WORKS @DELOITTE

“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.”

McKenzie Templeton
NOW WORKS @Johnson city chamber of commerce

“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.”

Ryan Baladez
NOW interns @ACCENTURE
Application Process

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.

Week 1: Onboarding

During the first week of the program, you'll be setting goals for what you want to achieve in the upcoming weeks and familiarizing yourself with the industry, our platform, and your cohort.

Weeks 2-5: Research & Analysis

During the regular programming of the Externship, you will receive training and complete projects through our student platform. These exciting weeks are filled with weekly meetings, company meetings, student-led workshops, and virtual events like speaker series and networking sessions.

Present to Host Company

Top students will be selected to present their projects and findings to company leads and other senior leadership.

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FAQs
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Is the externship with Paragon One or the Host Company?

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. You will meet with your host company, receive feedback from them, present your findings to them, and receive other opportunities to connect with them through out the program.

How long/how much time does the externship take?

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.

How are students able to network with representatives from Host Companies?

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.

Can I use the externship for Class Credit?

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.