Interns@Deakin

At Interns@Deakin we coordinate a range of internships each trimester within Deakin’s faculties, divisions, research centres, the FreelancingHUB and international offices overseas, to provide you with internship opportunities right here at Deakin!

These days, employers expect you to get work experience during your course and completing an internship is a great opportunity to put theory into practice and gain professional work experience while you’re studying.  The skills and experiences you develop in an internship will be extremely important as you search for future jobs, internships and graduate positions.

Through Interns@Deakin, we offer a range of internships across all Deakin campuses so we encourage you to consider travelling to another campus or to explore our overseas opportunities. 

Interns@Deakin is a competitive process and you’ll need to meet baseline resume standards to progress in the selection process.  We recommend you attend a DeakinTALENT Resume & Application workshop to ensure you submit a strong application.

We shortlist applications as they are submitted so it’s important that you complete your application early to be considered for available internships!

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Selection Process

YOUR ACTIONS

Prepare

Attend a Resume and Application Workshop to ensure you’re submitting a strong resume

Apply

Complete and submit the Interns@Deakin online application form

OUR ACTIONS

Review

We review your resume and shortlist applicants who meet the baseline resume requirements

Eligibility

If shortlisted, we confirm your eligibility to complete an internship unit with your faculty

WHAT HAPPENS NEXT

Video Introduction

Complete a video introduction and receive personalised feedback to prepare for interview success

Supervisor Interview

If a suitable internship is available, we will match you accordingly and invite you to interview with the internship supervisor

Offer

You will be notified if you are successful/unsuccessful in securing an internship through Interns@Deakin

Enrolment

Enrolment

If successful, we will notify your faculty, so your enrolment in an internship unit can proceed

Frequently Asked Questions – Students

Internships will usually coincide with the timing of trimesters (e.g. Trimester 1 internship would take place between March – June) but there is flexibility around the start / end dates and your work pattern, which can be negotiated with the internship supervisor during the interview process.

Your internship unit will outline how many hours you need to complete over the trimester but this is usually restricted between 100 – 160 hours. 

The weekly breakdown of hours is negotiable between you and your internship supervisor. There is no specified number of hours that you need to complete per week.

The administrative process relating to your internship unit is run by your faculty.  Each faculty has different requirements and processes. 

If you have any specific queries in relation to WIL units, please contact the WIL team in your respective faculty for further assistance:

Faculty of Arts and Education:  artsed-wil@deakin.edu.au

Faculty of Business and Law:  bl-wil@deakin.edu.au

Faculty of Health:  health-enquire@deakin.edu.au

Faculty of Science, Engineering and Built Environment: sebe-wil@deakin.edu.au

You must be eligible to complete an internship for credit through a Work Integrated Learning (WIL) internship or placement unit. This is a strict requirement, therefore, we will confirm your eligibility with your faculty during the selection process.

Attend a Resume and Application Workshop to ensure you’re submitting a strong resume.

At Interns@Deakin we coordinate a range of internships each trimester within Deakin’s faculties, divisions, research centres, the FreelancingHUB and international offices overseas, to provide you with internship opportunities right here at Deakin!

Every trimester the projects are different and we cannot guarantee that there will be one to suit every student.

Examples of projects that previous interns have undertaken include: creating a marketing plan (Communications student), developing social media strategies (Management student), implementing a new database (Information Systems student), administering an internal finance system (Finance student) and event administration (Health Science student).

Internships are a great way of gaining professional work experience prior to searching for a graduate role – this can be done through Interns@Deakin or an external employer.

The Interns@Deakin program allows students to apply for an internship opportunity on campus within Deakin faculties, divisions, research centres, the FreelancingHUB and international offices overseas.  Please note, Interns@Deakin does not coordinate external internships with employers. 

If you are interested in seeking an internship with an external employer (not on campus at Deakin), we recommend you connect with the Work Integrated Learning (WIL) team in your respective faculty or visit the DeakinTALENT Jobs & Internships board to explore other opportunities.

If successful in securing an internship through Interns@Deakin, there may be financial support available to cover travel for regional students and some internships in Geelong (if that is not your home campus).  We will speak to individual successful students if this support can be offered.

Through applying for Interns@Deakin you can nominate to be considered for internship placements with Deakin’s international offices overseas (including India and Sri Lanka).  This is a great opportunity for both international and domestic students to travel and gain global professional work experience which is highly sought after by many employers.  If you indicate interest in international opportunities in your Interns@Deakin application, you will still be considered for internships in Victoria through Interns@Deakin. 

Frequently Asked Questions – Supervisors

Please refer to our FAQs document for further information about the program. If you have any further queries, please contact us at interns@deakin.edu.au

If you are interested in hosting a student intern, please complete our online project submission form to express your interest.

Student Testimonials

“For those who want to dive into actual tasks, make real impact and think out of the box, an internship at Deakin University will challenge you and you will feel motivated to work hard, learn new skills and contribute to a great organisation.”

Anannya, eBusiness student
Alexis, Past intern

“A working highlight during my placement was comparing the standard of material that I first created to the standard that it developed into, and having that visual representation of how much I had learnt and progressed during my internship.”

Alcyone, Arts student

For more information on the Interns@Deakin Program