What is Internship?

The Internship unit is a short-term (80-160 hours) business placement undertaken as part of a student’s studies. Undertaking Internship provides students with an opportunity to explore suitable vocations and gain practical employment experience. During Internship students develop professional work habits such as team work, ethical conduct, effective workplace communication and self-management.

Examples: INTERNS@Deakin, Work Based Learning, or placements with organisations like Deloitte, AFL, KPMG.

Unit Code

From T1 2020, MWL318

This was previously known as MWL303.

Key features

  • Pre-requisite of the successful completion of 8 credit points for MWL318
  • Deakin insurance will comprehensively cover students on approved unpaid placements
  • Can be taken anywhere in Australia or internationally

Who can apply?

The unit is available to all undergraduate students . It is your responsibility to ensure that taking a WIL unit contributes towards your course requirements, and will not prevent you from meeting your course rules. Please speak with a Student Adviser if you are unsure; you can contact them on or (03) 9244 6555.

How to apply

Please note that all applications are subject to the approval of the WIL Team. If you feel ready to submit an application for a self-sourced placement, please click the button below to view the step-by-step guide and download the necessary documents.


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