Internship Opportunities for Businesses

If your business is time or resource poor or looking to bring fresh ideas and a new perspective into your workplace - then it may be time to consider engaging with students from Deakin University.

Since 2009 Whitehorse City Council and Deakin Business School (DBS) have been industry partners and advocated for meaningful on-the-job training to ready students for their careers in the workforce.  The Work Integrated Learning team has several opportunities available for local businesses to engage students and gain perspectives on the latest theory and techniques useful for running a business.

These opportunities are typically offered to penultimate or final year students as a credit toward their degree. Students must also complete assessment tasks, which explore and recognise their understanding and interpretation of the work opportunity they have experienced  

Internship Task Examples

Further Information 

For business enquiries and expression of interest for future intakes, please make contact with the Investment and Economic Development Unit on

Deakin Business School have a range of internship programs and opportunities for businesses to be involved with, contact for more information.

For more information, please read Deakin University Work Integrated Learning Host Guide.

Deakin Business Development Clinic

Deakin Business School offer an additional program called the Deakin Business Development Clinic which is an innovative online program where business students, under the supervision of an academic mentor, conduct a business health check and provide practical outcomes to increase business profits.

To participate in this unique consulting opportunity, you will need to be available to:

  • Attend a pre-set 90-minute session to meet your student consultants.
  • Be available over 4–5 weeks for mutually beneficial calls and email correspondence with the student consultants.
  • Attend a 30-minute final pitch presentation.

The Business School often seeks businesses to be part of the program. 

Contact the Deakin Business School to register your interest for the upcoming intakes and find out more. 

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