Arranging the Internship
Advertising the Role
To apply to host an intern, please submit an outline of the opportunity via our request form.
Students will apply directly to you and you carry out your own recruitment process. As the number of applicants is variable at different times of year, if you do not receive sufficient applications please let us know and we will re-advertise the position.
Selecting Your Student
Students may apply to your opportunity until your nominated close date. Once you have received applications, you may carry out your own selection process. You may choose to interview one or more students or provide a short selection task in order to determine your preferred candidate.
Once you have identified your preferred applicant you can offer the role to the successful student. Unsuccessful applicants should be notified on the status of their application by the host.
Negotiating a Work Schedule
Once a student has accepted your offer, you can arrange a mutually suitable work schedule with them. Students will typically have 80-120 hours available depending on their course and requirements. Internships may be face-to-face or remote, or a combination.
In order to negotiate a work schedule, we suggest asking the student:
their total hours available
their number of days per week and preferred days
the date their hours need to be completed by
You may also advise the organisation's preferences and negotiate a mutually convenient arrangement.
Various MDIT students, staff and friends at the Knowledge Market, Docklands.
Signing the WIL Agreement
Your organisation, the student and RMIT will sign the WIL Agreement. The student will provide you with the Agreement to sign before starting the placement. Start dates, work schedules and location arrangements are recorded in the Agreement. Please familiarise yourself with the terms in the Agreement, including your requirement to provide a safe work environment.
The student can begin their placement once the Agreement is signed by your organisation then approved and recorded by RMIT.
When students complete the total hours of internship specified by their program, the Agreement will end. You may then negotiate future arrangements directly with the student as an employment arrangement.
All arrangements must be in accordance with the Fair Work Ombudsman National Employment Standards. Please visit the Fair Work website for more information.
Once we have received the signed WIL Agreement and the COVIDSafe Plan, the internship is promptly approved and the student can typically commence within the following few days.