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Tata Social Internship - India

About King's Tata Social Internship

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The King's Tata Social Internship is a unique partnership between Tata and leading global universities in the United Kingdom and United States.  It is managed by King's Internships and administered by the Department of Global Health & Social Medicine.

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Tata Social Internship is a two-month experiential internship offering students in the Department of Global Health & Social Medicine the opportunity to participate in the sustainability projects of Tata companies and Tata entities in India.

The scheme provides international students with a grass-roots level exposure to the real India and its culture while bringing international perspectives to the company projects, thus helping promote international understanding.  Since its launch in 2008, over 170 students have participated in the scheme.

As of 2019, the programme is currently offered exclusively with the following universities:

  • University of California - Berkeley/Davis/Santa Cruz (USA)
  • University of Cambridge (UK)
  • King's College London (UK)
  • The London School of Economics and Political Science (UK)
  • Massachusetts Institute of Technology (USA)

In 2019, the King's Tata Social Internship will enable up to four students from King's to intern with Tata companies, Tata entities' sustainability and corporate social responsibility (CSR) initiatives.

The primary objective of the scheme is to give students the opportunity to work on social entrepreneurship, environmental development and CSR community based projects. These initiatives are set up by the Tata Group of companies and give students a grass-roots level exposure to India.  In turn students will bring their international perspectives and research skills to the company projects, and in so doing promote international understanding.


 

Costs and Funding

Tata will arrange and provide in India:

  • All local boarding and lodging
  • Medical facilities
  • Meals
  • Official domestic travel costs
  • A daily allowance for incidental costs
  • Up to one third of the return cost of economy air travel to India
  • Other eligible costs incurred during the internship in India

All other costs - including personal costs and visas - are the responsibility of the internship holder.

Students may wish to apply to the Broadening Horizons Fund, the Student Opportunity Fund or other streams of funding available through King's, to support them financially throughout their internship experience.


 

If you have questions relating to the King's Tata Social Internship, please get in touch with us:

  • Andrew Wright, King's Tata Social Internship Coordinator
  • internships@kcl.ac.uk
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