Our Work Integrated Learning (WIL) and internship programs help you develop valuable skills and build professional networks, making it easier to find work at the completion of your degree.
Work Integrated Learning (WIL)
Preparing students for graduate employment
Deakin's Work Integrated learning (WIL) program gives students the opportunity to undertake a discipline specific work placement as part of their degree, and have units credited towards their course.
This provides a great opportunity to apply and consolidate knowledge gained in coursework, experience workplace culture, and develop professional networks. International opportunities also exist.
Graduate recruiters also place a premium on students who have participated in WIL programs as they recognise that these students are work-ready and more likely to be making an informed decision about their career choice.
- Bachelor of International Studies internship
- United States Congress Internships
- In-Country Language programs
- School of Education's Global Experience Program.
- Community-based volunteering
- Business internships
- Industry Based Learning
- Internship for Masters level students
- Business Practicum for MBA students
Work experience is an integral part of many Deakin Health degrees. These work placements are organised by Deakin and embedded into many courses/study areas including nursing, occupational therapy, social work, psychology, exercise science, nutrition, public health and health promotion, medicine and optometry.
- paid industry-based learning of 3 to 12 months duration in IT, Science and Engineering.
- internships of 100 hours duration in IT
- internships can be completed in Australia and overseas.
The Deakin University Partnership and Participation Program (DUPPP) offers financial support to students experiencing financial difficulty to undertake a Work Integrated Learning (WIL) program that is linked to their course.
This program (DUPPP WIL Support Bursaries) is designed to support domestic students who come from low Socio Economic Status (SES) backgrounds to undertake a discipline specific Work Integrated Learning (WIL) placement as part of their degree, and in particular, to help reduce financial barriers to gaining discipline specific work experience. The key outcome is to increase the participation rates of domestic students from disadvantaged backgrounds in WIL placement programs that link undergraduate students with potential employers and improve the retention and completion rates of those students.
Deakin Internship Scheme
Complete your internship right here at Deakin
The aim of the Deakin Internship Scheme is to provide final year Deakin students with the opportunity to complete an internship within one of Deakin's administrative divisions, providing practical experience to help supplement their degree.
- Chief Financial Officer Group
- Human Resources Division
- Information Technology Services Division
- Marketing Division
To find out how to apply and see what's involved, visit the Deakin Internship scheme page.