Internships and work placement

Do you have a project that requires further support with specialist skills? Want to bring an enthusiastic and fresh approach to your business with a flexible, low-cost recruitment solution? Would you like an opportunity to get a head start on recruiting the best new graduates for your company? Our students may be the answer.


Offering internships and work placements

Deakin specialises in providing its students with real-life skills and experiences. If you're an employer looking to engage with the next generation of students, we can help. Our students bring a fresh, dynamic approach to developing solutions for your organisation's work tasks and projects. 

Students are able to undertake projects that your organisation may not have the resources to explore, particularly not-for-profits and small to medium enterprises. Internship and work placement opportunities often don't require payment at all. 

Hosting Deakin students for an internship with your organisation is an effective way to identify developing and fresh talent. You never know, they may even become your future employees. 

There are a range of internship and work placement programs available at Deakin, including:

  • credit-bearing short term internships (100–160 hours)
  • longer-term (3–12 months) industry-based learning paid roles
  • community volunteering placements
  • career placements that aren't course-specific
  • placements that go towards a student’s professional recognition in their field
  • professional experience placements for those students who have ongoing placements as part of their course.

If you're interested in offering an internship or work placement, please complete our expression of interest form.

Freelancing Hub

The Freelancing Hub is a new initiative led by the DeakinTALENT Graduate Employment Division to expand the range of work-integrated learning opportunities available to Deakin students. 

Freelancing Hub students will work on real business projects offered by real clients, without the need for students to be physically located at the client’s site. Hub projects typically span up to several weeks throughout a study trimester and allow students from varying disciplines to develop skills in teamwork, self-management, professionalism and project delivery.

If your business has a potential Freelancing Hub project available and would like to connect with a team of Deakin students, please contact Emma Simpfendorfer, Manager Freelancing Hub, for more information. 

Email Emma Simpfendorfer

Jobs and Internships Board

Advertise your employment vacancies for free via the DeakinTALENT Jobs and Internships Board (powered by CareerHub) and reach a broad and versatile candidate base. The Jobs and Internship Board is accessed, on average, by 10,000 of our current students and recent graduates per month.

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Contact us

If you'd like further advice on how to connect with or hire Deakin students or graduates, please contact the DeakinTALENT Graduate Recruitment Services team:

Melbourne office
+61 3 9244 6002

Geelong and regional office 
+ 61 3 5227 1242

Email Graduate Recruitment