Work integrated learning: Business internship

Business internships are a unique opportunity for you to observe professional practice first hand and acquire professional networks, while gaining credit towards your degree.

The learning experience in these units takes place primarily outside the classroom where you have the opportunity to both observe and participate in a range of real world business experiences related to your studies.

The program aims to:

  • enhance and apply academic learning in the workplace
  • enhance the skills and attributes identified as critical to the success of our graduates
  • develop work readiness, generic business skills and graduate attributes that enhance future employment opportunities
  • assist to develop a University partnership that provides assistance to not-for-profit organisations that would otherwise not be supported in this way
  • develop your professional work practices and networks

Business internship units:

  • are open to students on all campuses, including cloud (online), previously known as off-campus
  • can be taken anywhere in Australia or internationally
  • can be completed by international students in their home country
  • gain credit towards your course

Work integrated learning units have been developed based on best practice in experiential learning programs in Australia and internationally.

International group internships

Most internships are unpaid, however some paid opportunities exist (such as vacation programs with major accounting firms) or pay can sometimes be negotiated. Where the internship is unpaid Deakin University provides the required insurance cover.

Students are required to find and negotiate their own internship. A limited number of Faculty sourced internships and other opportunities are advertised on the University's JobShop website.

The Faculty of Business and Law have sourced region specific opportunities at the Warrnambool Campus. Students should contact a WIL Adviser at Warrnambool.

Unit Name
MIS293 Work Based Learning
MIS390 Business Internship A
MIS391 Business Internship B
MIS393 Team Based Learning
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