Self sourced internship

Almost every WIL unit allows you to find your own internship, so you can align your work experience to your chosen career path and have it counted towards your degree.

Key features and requirements of a self-sourced placement

  • Can be working from home or office based. Students can only work on-site where a COVID Safe Plan is provided.
  • Host organisations should have at least five employees.
  • Placements can be paid or unpaid. Deakin insurance will comprehensively cover students on approved unpaid placements.
  • Placements can be taken anywhere in Australia or internationally.
  • Placements should be with a new organisation. If you are currently employed, please see ‘Work Based Learning’ or discuss your working arrangements with the WIL team.
  • You must submit an online application through our online application system, InPlace, have it approved and be enrolled all prior to beginning your first day of the placement.
  • Starting and end dates can be flexible. You will be enrolled in the Trimester where the majority of your internship takes place.
  • Retrospective applications (including applications for Recognition for Prior Learning) are strictly not accepted.

Specific requirements for self-sourced approved units

Unit Time requirement Other requirements
Cultural Engagement 80-160 hours Can be general duties with a not-for-profit or community organisation
Industry Based Learning 3 months full time Must be a paid role and discipline-specific
Internship 80-160 hours Can be general business duties or discipline-specific

How to apply

Click the Apply now button and follow the step by step instructions.

Applications must be submitted at least 10 University working days prior to commencing any placement. Placements which have already commenced will not be approved.

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Closing dates

Self-sourced applications must be submitted via InPlace no later than the below closing dates. Late applications will not be accepted.

  • T1 2021 – NOW CLOSED
  • T2 2021 – 1 August 2021
  • T3 2021 – 1 December 2021

Deakin support

The University and Faculty help find placements for all students. All roles we source are advertised through Deakin TALENT’s UniHub - Jobs and Internships board.

Please visit UniHub to search for many pre-approved and suitable roles.

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