Interns in Industry

What is Interns in Industry?

Interns in Industry is an annual internship program run between July and September (Trimester 2 only) 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 80-160 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 for credit to undergraduate and postgraduate students across all facilities and campuses, who are eligible to use 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.

How to apply

Applications will open in 2021.

A competitive application process will be involved. Students will be required to submit an online application, be shortlisted, and participate in a ‘speed-interview’ process with local businesses. Further details will be provided when applications open.

Key dates

Further information will be provided as soon as it becomes available.

Applications openTBC
Applications closeTBC
Application outcomes announcedTBC
Workshop datesTBC
Awards nightTBC
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