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Interns in Industry - Business Information Session

An Information Session is being held by Deakin University for your business to find out more about the Interns In Industry program.

Benefits to your business by employing a free intern means increased capacity to take on organisational tasks and projects as well as access to students who bring the latest theory, techniques and fresh perspectives to your organisation.

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Learn more about the program

The following is a non-exhaustive list of discipline specific tasks students can undertake while undertaking an internship.

This is intended as a guide only.

Accounting and Finance

  • Compile financial reports
  • Reconcile bank accounts and credit card accounts
  • Prepare monthly financial statements
  • Prepare annual tax returns
  • Analyse accounting procedures and advise on compliance
  • Assist with budget processes and forecasts

Financial Planning

  • Review client's financial needs and objectives
  • Develop a tailored financial plan
  • Provide information on other related products, such as insurance, retirement plans and estate planning
  • Assist with client applications for various services
  • File management and administration
  • Recommend appropriate insurance coverage

Marketing and Business Development

  • Develop a strategic marketing plan
  • Collect data and conduct market research
  • Event management and planning
  • Develop a marketing and communications plan
  • Set up social media pages and updates
  • Research competitors and analyse market position

Human Resources

  • Triage enquiries and provide the first point of contact
  • New employee on boarding process
  • Maintenance of files and ensure compliance
  • Assist with shortlisting and recruitment
  • Review current HR policies

Property and Real Estate

  • Assist in property management tasks
  • Screen lease applications
  • Assist inspections and open houses
  • Complete condition and vacate reports
  • Perform market appraisals for rental properties
  • Reception and customer enquiries

Supply Chain Management

  • Manage supplier relationships and provide support with quality, capacity, and new products
  • Monitor inventory levels and forecasting stock
  • Assist logistic management processes
  • Develop processes for storage, picking and packing
  • Customer service with various stakeholders

Information Systems/Business Analytics

  • Develop and enhance website and mobile platforms including CRM systems, email integration and SMS
  • Develop and review information management systems (eg: customer data)
  • Streamline digital processes
  • Marketing analytics and advice
  • Basic troubleshooting and support services


  • Conduct research into market activity, monitor trends, and analyse data
  • Identtify sources of market inefficiency and opportunities
  • Provide advice and develop new products and services
  • Conduct in-depth analysis of current and future economic trends to advise on budgeting, profitability, and risk management


If your Knox business can identify with these areas then please book in to the Information Session on 10th August 2022.

Register to attend the Information Session

You can find out more information on the Deakin Interns in Industry Program and also apply for an Intern immediately without attending the session too.

Find out more

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For further assistance, please contact Economic Development via email: or call 9298 8000.