Interns in Industry 2021

Intern in Industry Deakin Business School with City of Whitehorse, Knox City Council and Maroondah City Council

Connecting Deakin students with local business

Interns in Industry is an annual internship program run between July and September 2021 where students complete a business internship with a local eastern region business.

What is Interns in Industry?

This prestigious program sees Deakin Business School (DBS) collaborate with the Whitehorse, Knox and Maroondah City Council.

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.

Key dates in 2021


What kind of work will the businesses provide the students?

Businesses are encouraged to provide a combination of meaningful project-based work and ongoing tasks and responsibilities for the students, which are relevant to their area of study.

Businesses must provide a quality learning environment and treat the student as they would any new employee, with tasks and expectations equal to their level of experience.

Type of disciplines include:

Accounting, banking and finance, business analytics and information systems, economics, financial planning, human resources and recruitment, marketing and event management, property and real estate, supply chain management and a range of other business areas.

Business Requirements

A registered business with three or more employees

The ability to provide meaningful and professional work duties for students - duties can be undertaken flexibly and must amount to at least 100 hours and no more than 120 hours during the internship period.

Appropriate supervision of the student, including the ability to provide mentoring and constructive feedback to the student intern.

A suitable and safe working environment - both remote and on-site internships will be considered where a Covid-safe plan is provided.

Find out more

With no participation fees or expenses for your businesses, take advantage of the opportunity for a free intern to join your team!

Applications close Wednesday, 28 April 2021

More information

Placements are limited, with Deakin and Councils reserving the right to discount businesses from the program for additional reasons.