Interns in Industry 2021

Connecting Deakin students with local businesses


The Deakin Interns in Industry program is returning for 2021.

If your business is time or resource poor, or looking to bring fresh ideas and a new perspective into your workplace - then it may be time to consider hosting an intern. 

Interns in Industry is an annual internship program run by Deakin Business School (DBS) where students complete a business internship with a local eastern region business. This prestigious internship program is in its 12th year and continues to grow. In 2021, the program will be a collaboration with Whitehorse City Council, Knox City Council and Maroondah City Council.


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.


This free program runs between July and September and provides reciprocal benefits for both students and businesses to have the opportunity to connect with and utilise skills, insights and the dedication of final year undergraduate and postgraduate students from Deakin Business School. Business hosts are not required to pay students, as participation forms part of the Work Integrated Learning (WIL) internship unit and gains credit points towards their degree.

Students must complete between 100-120 hours (based around your business requirements) working on real business problems and projects relevant to their area of study.

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


Applications open from Monday, 22 March 2021 until Wednesday, 28 April 2021. 

A comprehensive information session was held virtually on Wednesday 14 April 2021 from 1 - 2pm. Presentation slides are now available. 

For more information view the Interns in Industry flyer