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Internship – MWL318 and MWL718

An opportunity to explore possible careers, gain workplace experience, learn teamwork, communication, and self-management.

Internship – MWL318 and MWL718

Business internship (MWL318/MWL718) is a short-term 80–160 hour business placement undertaken for credit.

You can undertake pre-approved faculty internships by completing the 'intern profile', or can apply to have a self-sourced internship approved for enrolment.

Internship requirements

  • Internships can be undertaken throughout the year. Start and end dates can be flexible and you will be enrolled in the trimester where the majority of the internship takes place.
  • Unit assessments are set based on the internship start and end dates.
  • Internships can be paid or unpaid, but unpaid internships are strictly capped at 160 hours.
  • Deakin insurance will comprehensively cover you on approved unpaid placements.
  • Internships can be undertaken in an office space or working from home (internationally or in Australia).
  • Internships should be in a relevant role, related to your business studies – roles such as retail, sales or customer service are not approved.
  • They should be in an organisation with at least 5 employees or support staff.
  • The internship must be with a new organisation.
  • You must apply at least 10 business days prior to commencing any internship for credit.

If you have found an internship, you must submit an online application through our online application system, InPlace, have it approved and be enrolled prior to beginning your first day of the internship. Please see 'self-sourced internships' below for how to apply.

Applications submitted after you have already commenced (including applications for RPL) will not be accepted.

Who can apply?

The unit is available to all undergraduate and postgraduate students who meet the prerequisites; including having achieved 8 credit points (undergraduate) and 4 credit points (postgraduate); and course rules.

You must first apply to the WIL team as it is not possible to self-enrol in this unit.

Program enrolment

Successful students are eligible to undertake this unit for 1 credit point and will, upon approval, enrol in:

MWL318/MWL718 is a repeatable unit, but it cannot be undertaken twice in the same trimester, or twice with the same host organisation.

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 contact a student adviser at Student Central if you are unsure.

Key dates and FAQs

This unit is available in all three trimesters.

Applications will usually close by the 'final day to add units'. Please see our how to apply webpage for specific opening and closing dates.

Visit the Frequently-asked questions page for further information.

Contact us

If you still need help, please contact our Work Integrated Learning (WIL) team.