Host an Intern
Deakin students can bring a new and fresh approach to your projects. They are eager to learn and gain real world experience to help them in their career journey.
Hosting a Deakin student for an internship with your organisation is an effective way to identify talent and create a recruitment pipeline.
If you are an employer looking to engage with the next generation of students, we can help.
Benefits of Hosting an Intern
Hosting an intern is a mutually beneficial way of scoping out future graduates. While it offers you flexibility, skill diversity and access to a talent pool of upcoming industry professionals, you are enabling students to progress their professional skills by supporting them in the workplace environment. By hosting a Deakin student, your organisation may benefit from:
- Assistance of a motivated student who brings the latest theories, techniques and ideas to your organisation with the understanding of discipline specific knowledge and skills.
- Reduced or zero cost contribution, depending on placement arrangements.
- Building a sound talent pathway for the future, by taking the opportunity to observe how students perform in your organisation prior to graduation and entering the job market.
- Support of Deakin staff and the promotion of your organisation to students and the wider Deakin community.
Work Integrated Learning (WIL) at Deakin
Our Faculty Work Integrated Learning (WIL) teams are here to support your organisation to develop your internship opportunity and offer ongoing support throughout the internship. We can help you to connect with Deakin interns in a range of study areas.
If you are interested in hosting a Deakin University intern, please submit an expression of interest and a member of the WIL team in the relevant discipline area will contact you.
How to Host an Intern
Frequently Asked Questions
WIL experiences can be paid or unpaid, if the student is enrolled in a WIL unit as a part of their course. Unpaid work is limited to a range of hours depending on the discipline and study level, and must be facilitated in accordance with the Fair Work Act. Your organisation may also offer paid internships where appropriate. Paid WIL experiences are encouraged wherever possible, as they will appeal to students who may need to take time away from their paid employment to be able to commit their time to your organisation.
Deakin University provides insurance for all students completing an internship. Insurance cover is provided under the following policies: General and Products Liability (including liability to Host Employers), Professional Indemnity, Personal Accident and International Travel. If an employment arrangement exists between your organisation and a student, you will be required to provide WorkCover insurance to the student.
You can access additional information regarding Insurance for Students here: deakin.edu.au/students/enrolment-fees-and-money/insurance
The student needs to be supervised by a professional within your organisation currently employed in a role related to the student’s tasks. For example, an intern designing graphics and visuals for your organisation would need to be supervised by a professional whose primary role in your organisation is related to graphic design. Part of the internship experience is offering students access to feedback, guidance and mentoring from an experienced member of your team.
Upon receiving your EOI form, the respective WIL Team will get in touch with you via a call or an email to discuss further before the opportunity is confirmed.
However, before submitting an Expression of Interest, you are welcome to contact the Work Integrated Learning team who oversee the relevant discipline area to your opportunity.
Faculty of Business and Law
- +61 3 5227 8619
Faculty of Arts and Education
- +61 3 9246 8759
Faculty of Science, Engineering and Built Environment
- +61 3 9244 5220
Faculty of Health
- +61 3 9244 5643