Interns in Industry

Interns in Industry is a free internship program that runs between July and September.  The program provides an opportunity for businesses to connect with and utilise the skills, insights and dedication of talented established and final year undergraduate and postgraduate students from Deakin Business School.

Business hosts are not required to pay students, whose participation forms part of the Work Integrated Learning internship unit.  Students satisfying the requirements of the placement will gain a credit point towards their degree.

Students must complete between 100-150 hours (which will be based around your business requirements) who will work on real business problems and projects relevant to their area of study.  These include :

  •  Accounting
  •  Information systems  
  •  Supply chain
  •  Marketing and event management
  •  Business analytics
  •  Real estate and property
  •  Economics
  •  Financial planning
  •  Banking and finance
  •  Human Resources, and
  •  Recruitment 

Deakin Business School provides a dedicated highly skilled team that will shortlist students through a multi stage application process with businesses getting to meet potential interns and nominate their preference.

So whether you are looking to bring fresh ideas and a new perspective into your workplace or have a project scheduled that could use some additional resources this program may be for you.

Business criteria for the 2020 program is yet to be finalised however the following is a guide based on 2019 criteria:

  • 5 or more employees*.
  • Must be a registered business.
  • Meaningful and professional work duties where both parties derive value from the experience.
  • Internship to be completed at professional business premises (work from home / residential addresses not acceptable).
  • A successful OHS assessment.
  • Appropriate supervision of the student (this will be case by case – what is the supervisors experience, qualifications etc).

 *Exceptions may be made at the discretion of Deakin Business School.

This is a competitive program and placements are limited and subject to student availability. Deakin and Council reserve the right to discount businesses from the program for additional reasons.

For further information or to submit your express of interest please contact Council's Investment and Economic Development Unit on

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