Work integrated learning: information for businesses

Benefits to the host

Organisations participating in the Faculty of Business and Law WIL program benefit from:

  • assistance of a motivated student who brings the latest theory, techniques and new ideas to the organisation
  • support of the WIL staff and promotion of your organisation to students and the wider Deakin community
  • reduced or no cost contribution, depending on the WIL program selected
  • many student participants in the WIL program return as graduates to their host
  • students often assist on special projects
  • a strategic partnership with Deakin and the Faculty of Business and Law

Projects of benefit or interest to the host can be undertaken at no direct cost with all final project reports made available after assessment. Projects are negotiable and students who make a general contribution (where no written report is required by the host) have the option of completing a Case Study report.


Please complete the Host Expression of Interest Form [104KB PDF] if you are interested in hosting a student. email the form to the WIL team who will contact you to discuss your requirements.

How to find an intern

Deakin University's student employment website JobShop advertises internship positions. Advertising on this website is a free service to business hosts. The Jobshop also offers a full range of employment and placement services, which are available to any employer.

Business and community organisations considering hosting are encouraged to contact the WIL team to discuss the opportunity.


Hosts who take on an intern are required to evaluate their experience. This is done through an online survey tool. The link will be provided to you by your intern at the end of the work integrated learning experience.

This feedback is not used for student assessment. It is used to review and improve the experience for both host and student.

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