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Corporate Development Intern

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About the role

Extern created the Externship, a new work experience model, to address college students struggling with underemployment and the rising costs of education. By making recruitment, training, student support, and assessment processes less laborious for companies through software and ML, Extern has facilitated over 30,000 multi-week Externships in partnership with innovative corporate leaders from firms such as PwC, AT&T, Home Depot, Macquarie Group, Coca-Cola, HSBC, National Geographic, The Nature Conservancy, HP, Expedia, Hugo Boss, Beats by Dre, and more.

After spending $100K on average for a 4-year degree, graduates find that almost 40% of entry level jobs on Linkedin required 3+ years of work experience. Internships are how many college students get this kind of experience, but the demand for good internships outstrips the supply. Internship programs are difficult to scale, they favor students who already have social capital, and they’re time-consuming for employers to run.

By making work experience more accessible, Extern is driving the rapid mobility and upskilling needed for a new economy. We envision a world where anyone can access work experience as a form of education – no matter their background, experience, or socio-economic status. Come join our movement to reshape work, education, and credentialing for future generations with the Externship.

Backed by Y Combinator, Foundation Capital, Launch Fund, University Ventures, and Learn Capital.

What we’re looking for: As a Corporate Development Intern at Extern (formerly Paragon One), you will play a crucial role in supporting our fundraising efforts and working closely with our founder. You will have the chance to learn and contribute to various aspects of fundraising and diligence preparation, investor research, and strategic planning. We are looking for a part time intern who can commit at least 15 hours per week at a rate of $20 per hour.

What you get to do:

  • Assist CEO in fundraise planning.
  • Conduct market research and analysis to identify potential investors, partners, and funding opportunities.
  • Work on presentations, financial modeling, and diligence materials.
  • Collaborate with teams to gather and analyze data for strategic planning and storytelling.
  • Assist in maintaining and updating investor relations materials and databases.

What you bring:

  • Strong analytical and research skills, with attention to detail.
  • Excellent communication and presentation skills, both written and verbal.
  • Familiar with financial modeling concepts.
  • Familiar with Generative AI tools and GPTs.
  • Ability to work independently and collaboratively in a dynamic startup environment.
  • Enthusiastic about startups and venture capital.

About Extern

Extern wants to help anyone, starting with students, launch their career by getting access to professional experiences in the era of generative AI. To achieve this mission, we pioneered a new form of professional experience called the remote "Externship" that scales the management of top performing GenZers on real company projects.

Our platform recruits cohorts of students from around the globe to tackle strategic & analytical problems across customer discovery, market insights, R&D, analytics, and product strategy. Training and guidance is provided by subject matter experts, and our automated system and support team removes the resource drain on employees and HR so that externs receive the assistance they need.

Extern launched Remote Externships in 2019 and has helped thousands of students from underserved backgrounds gain professional experience from Fortune 1000s such as PwC, Home Depot, Meta, HSBC, HP, Pfizer, Hugo Boss, Beats by Dre, National Geographic, The Nature Conservancy, Greenpeace as well as numerous growth stage companies. Nearly 80% of students are from underrepresented backgrounds, and we see 1 in 2 students land Fortune 1000 jobs within 6 months of completing an externship. Backers include YCombinator, Foundation Capital, Learn Capital, University Ventures, and Launch Fund.

Team Size:35
Location:New York
Matt Wilkerson
Matt Wilkerson