Interns in Industry

Complete a business internship with a local eastern region business by participating in the Interns in Industry program (formerly known as the Whitehorse City Council's Tertiary Business Skills Program).

What is Interns in Industry?

Interns in Industry is an annual internship program run between July and September where students complete a business internship with a local eastern region business. Formerly known as the Whitehorse Tertiary Business Skills Program, an initiative of the Whitehorse City Council, this prestigious internship program has been running with Deakin Business School (DBS) for over ten years and has provided great learning experiences for hundreds of students.

Students will complete between 100-150 hours with an allocated business and the remaining hours will consist of student focused workshops and a networking awards night.

Who can apply?

This program is available to undergraduate and postgraduate students from the Faculty of Business and Law, who will take the experience under the following units:

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

This is a competitive application process with multiple stages, which will require you to submit a baseline resume and complete a video interview, among other requirements.

Applications for Trimester 2 2019 are now closed.

Key dates




Information session for businesses (students not required to attend)

Wednesday 13 March 6-7.30pm

Information Session for businesses (students not required to attend)

Wednesday 3 April 6–7.30pm

Applications close for businesses and students

Monday 6 May

Multiple-Mini Interview invitations sent to students and businesses

Early - mid May

Multiple-mini interview

Friday 31 May

Offers to students and businesses

Early - mid June

Student induction

Monday 8 July

Internships commence

Tuesday 9 July

Student workshop

Wednesday 21 August

Final day to complete internship hours and awards night

Tuesday 24 September

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