Interns in Industry

What is Interns in Industry?

Interns in Industry is an annual program, occurring between July and September (Trimester 2 only), where students complete a business internship with a local eastern-region business. This prestigious internship program sees Deakin Business School (DBS) collaborate with three city councils: Whitehorse, Knox and Maroondah. Running for over ten years, Interns in Industry has provided a great learning experience for many Deakin students, and excellent industry engagement for local business.

Students usually complete a placement between 100-120 hours (dependent on project requirements) with an allocated business within the region.

Who can apply?

This program is available for credit to Business and Law undergraduate and postgraduate students, who are eligible to complete a WIL unit towards their degree.

Program enrolment

Successful students are eligible to undertake this for 1 credit point and are required to enrol in:

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.

Ready to apply?

Applications open 17 March, 2021

A competitive process will apply. Students will be required to submit an online application, be shortlisted, and participate in a ‘speed-interview’ process with local businesses. Key dates are listed below.

Apply via UniHub.

If you are a local business in one of these three city councils: Whitehorse, Knox and Maroondah, and are interested in becoming involved, you can complete your application here.

Key dates

Applications open17 March, 2021
Applications close28 April, 2021
Speed matching interviews28 May, 2021
Confirmation of placements11 June, 2021
Student Induction12 July, 2021
Internships commence12 July, 2021
Awards event28 Sept., 2021
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