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Frequently asked questions

Does the Deakin Internship Scheme find me an internship?

No, the Deakin Internship Scheme is the actual program where a student in placed in an area of Deakin University.

Eligible students can apply for one or multiple internships that are advertised on JobShop. Areas of Deakin University will make their final selection of an intern based on this competitive process.

Do I have to be from the Faculty of Business and Law to apply?

No, the Deakin Internship Scheme is open to all eligible Deakin undergraduate, post-graduate and HDR students provided they meet any requirements of the relevant unit. Students must enrol in their relevant internship unit subject to their degree/field of study. This enrolment is a mandatory requirement for participating in the program.

Eligible units are not listed here because they change frequently. For information, contact or for students in the Faculty of Science, Engineering and Built Environment or for students in all other Faculties. It is the student’s responsibility to check their own eligibility prior to applying.

What happens after I register my interest through the online form?

Once you register your interest your details are recorded on a database. You will be notified of any Internship opportunities currently being recruited for. If an opportunity arises in the future, you will be contacted by Human Resources and advised how to apply.

A registration of interest is not an application for a specific internship.

How many internships are offered each Trimester?

The number and location of Internships will vary each Trimester. To be kept up to date on Internship opportunities it is recommended that you complete the register of interest.

What does the application process involve?

Opportunities are advertised regularly on the JobShop website - for full details it is important to refer to the advertisement. Generally, applicants will be asked to complete an online application form and submit a resume and a copy of their academic transcript as well as address the selection criteria.

For assistance with writing your application and interview techniques, visit the Student Life- Career and employment website

Who can I contact for more information?

For more information on the Deakin Internship Scheme please contact Sherree Barbieri from the Human Resources Division. For assistance with eligibility and course requirements, please contact a Student Adviser in your Faculty or the Work Integrated Learning team in the Faculty of Business and Law.

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24th April 2014