Host organisations

There are many benefits to hosting a Deakin student on an internship or work placement with your organisation.

Students can bring a new and fresh approach to your projects. They're eager to learn and gain real-world experience, to help them in their career journey. They are a cost effective addition to your organisation, as majority of interns are unpaid. It is mandatory all placements are compliant with the Fair Work Act 2009 for work experience and internships.

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.

Your involvement:

Before the placement:

  • provide student with a clear expectation of the types duties and tasks they will be undertaking
  • agree on an initial start and finish date for the placement
  • ensure the student has advised how many hours they require for their placement. Contact Arts & Education Work Integrated Learning (WIL) if you require any clarification
  • review the internship agreement the WIL team will send to you prior to the student's commencement with your organisation.

During the placement: 

  • provide student with appropriate supervisor and resources
  • involve the student in meaningful and enriching activities
  • offer guidance and regular feedback to the student
  • contact Arts & Education WIL team with any questions or report any concerns immediately.

At the conclusion of the placement:

  • offer the student a final evaluation of their time at your organisation
  • complete an evaluation of the student's overall placement with your organisation. See: Host Evaluation

Internships in the Arts:

Communication and Creative Arts 

Animation & Motion CaptureDanceDrama
Film & TelevisionJournalismLiterary Studies
MediaPhotographyProfessional & Creative Writing
Public RelationsVisual ArtsVisual Communication & Design

Humanities and Social Sciences

Cultural Heritage & Museum Studies HistoryInternational & Community Development
International RelationsInternational StudiesSociology
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