Invest in the next generation of diverse, high-performing talent

Custom-made externships that accelerate your diversity, equity, and inclusion goals with only an hour of your time per week.

Check out the recap on our Bridges: Virtual Event Series (Aug 6 - Sep 24), where students received advice and insights from top corporate leaders.




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

Gain Access to Unparalleled Enterprise Benefits

Access to curated pools of diverse and recruitable candidates

Diversity, equity, and inclusion goals met

Top talent trained under training developed by your criteria

Broader access to a wider pool of qualified talent

Custom-tailored programs developed for you

Fully-managed to substantially reduce company time

Unburdened HR departments

Welcome to the next generation of high-performing, diverse job candidates

By supporting one of Paragon One’s externships, enterprises are benefiting from exclusive access to curated and diverse talent pools and meeting (or often exceeding) their DEI goals.

And those are just the headlines.

They’re also widening their recruitment funnels and facilitating the hands-on training of the next generation of hirable candidates, all while drastically minimizing their time and unburdening their HR departments.  
Redefining Internships

Let Us Do The Work

We identify, recruit, and build diverse and inclusive talent pools from a wide array of educational and socioeconomic backgrounds. We develop helpful, educational projects based on your unique criteria. We manage students as they collaborate and execute your tasks, communicating progress to you and reviewing before delivery. All we need from you is 1 hour a week to check-in. It’s that simple.

Your Diversity and Inclusion Recruiting Goals Met

Think of us as talent scouts who find and attract ideal candidates to help you meet your company’s diversity, inclusion, and equity goals. We reach non-target schools, colleges, universities, and NGO’s to identify underrepresented top-talent with verified qualifications. That means a wider funnel with a broader group of candidates from schools you currently don’t have a presence at.

Recruit Using Performance Data

Our externships enable meaningful data-driven assessments over 6-8 weeks of real work. Students work remotely while we manage and evaluate their progress, meaning performance truly speaks for itself. 

Bolster Your Brand Presence 

Students come out of your externship programs familiar with your brand and business problems, not needing the traditional months of onboarding. Unlock a greater pool of qualified entry-level candidates for you to choose from. 


Departments We Work With


Product Strategy

Business Development


Financial Services

Business Analytics


I liked the not having to think about it part.

Avi Lichtenstein
Director of Operations, Younity
Here's How We Help Companies Save Time

Scalable Templates

Select a job template that best suits your company’s specific criteria. Using your project parameters, we’ll develop work-integrated learning experiences that allow students to gain valuable, credentialed experience and evolve into your ideal potential recruits.


Biweekly Student Meetings

Join bi-weekly webinars with your students, along with one of our dedicated Company Managers, for a comprehensive performance and task overview led by our team.

Biweekly Progress Updates

Our company managers provide high-level reviews of students’ progress so you stay fully up-to-speed without sweating the day-to-day oversight or management.

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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


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

Cathy Thompson
Principal Product Manager, Zillow
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