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
  • 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 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.

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 DeakinTALENT website.

Current opportunities also exist within the Faculty.

Unit Name
MWL303 Business Internship
MWL304Advanced Business Internship

Application process has changed. You must now apply via InPlace.

  1. How do I log into InPlace?

    InPlace is separate to Cloud Deakin and Student Connect. Current Deakin students are able to access the InPlace website.

  2. Where do I get my InPlace username and password?

    Students use their current Deakin University username and password

  3. Do I need to submit any other documentation to complete my self-placement?

    Yes. Students are required to attach the Host form, Occupational Health and Safety (OH&S) questionnaire, and the Insurance Declaration form (DOCX, 136.1 KB) and a copy of their current resume to your application.

    If your placement is outside of Australia, you will need to complete the international OH&S form (DOCX, 122.9 KB) and include with your application.

  4. What happens once I submit my self-placement?

    The WIL team will assess your application and will notify you through InPlace on whether application has been ‘successful’ or not successful within five to ten business days.

  5. Why was my self-placement ‘not successful’?

    There are many reasons as to why a student’s self-placement was not successful. It can be as simple as the student has not attached all of the required documentation or has incorrectly filled out their self-placement.

    Details on the reasons as to why the application was unsuccessful are available through the ‘InPlace Self Placement Dropbox’.

    If the unsuccessful application details are more complex, students may have to talk to a WIL team member.


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