Utilise the Skills of Deakin Business School Students

Whitehorse Tertiary Business Skills Program

Is your business time or resource poor? Need a hand with a business project that you have or are looking to schedule?  Looking to bring fresh ideas and a new perspective into your workplace?  If you answered yes to any of these questions then it’s time to consider hosting an intern.

Expressions of interest are now open for Interns in Industry (formerly Whitehorse Tertiary Business Skills Program), an unpaid annual internship program placing established and final year undergraduate and postgraduate Deakin students within eastern region businesses (including not for profit organisations).

Run between July and September, students will complete between 100-150 hours (13 - 20 days) with an allocated business and apply their knowledge to real life projects, in a professional working environment, to gain one credit point towards their degree.

Businesses and organisations will have access to students across a range of disciplines including:

  • Accounting
  • Information systems
  • Supply chain
  • Marketing & event management
  • Business analytics
  • Property real estate
  • Economics
  • Financial planning
  • Banking & 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.

Interns in Industry information flyer


Key Dates:

Application close - 6 May 2019 

Program commences - 8 July 2019

Program concludes - 27 September 2019


Placements are limited and subject to student availability. Deakin and Council reserve the right to discount businesses from the program for additional reasons.

Business Requirements:

  • 5 or more employees*
  • Must be a registered business
  • Meaningful and professional work duties and both organisations 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

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

P: 9262 7590