Interns in Industry

What is Interns in Industry?

Interns in Industry gives students the opportunity to complete a business internship with a local eastern-region business, made possible with a Deakin Business School (DBS) collaboration 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. We endeavour to offer placement opportunities in all three trimesters.

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?

To participate, we encourage all students to complete their Intern Profile.

A competitive process will apply. Students will be required to submit an online application, be shortlisted, and participate in an interview process with local businesses.

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, please contact your local council member, or email for an application form.

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