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Tata Social Internship - India

Eligibility & Applications


Key Dates for 2019

Application Opening Date Monday 4 February 2019
Application Closing Date Sunday 3 March 2019 (Project 3 extended to 4 May 2019)
 Interviews  May 2019
 Project Dates  Sunday 23 June - Friday 23 August 2019
Full Timeline

 Applications open  Monday 4 February 2019
 Applications close  Sunday 3 March 2019
 Projects allocated  May 2019
 Successful interns book flights & conduct research  April - May 2019
 Successful interns apply for visa  May - June 2019
 King's & LSE Pre-orientation training event and curry night  Tuesday 11 June 2019 (at LSE)
 Interns arrive in Mumbai  Sunday 23 June 2019
 Intern orientation in Mumbai and introductory sessions  Monday 24 June 2019
 Interns travel to project location Tuesday 25 June 2019
 King's mid-term project review with King's staff w/c Monday 22 July 2019
 Closing session and presentations in Mumbai Friday 23 August 2019
 Departure from Tata Social Internship Friday 23 August


In order to be eligible to apply for the Tata Social Internship, you must be a current undergraduate student from the Department of Global Health & Social Medicine.


  • Previous work or volunteer experience with NGOs/community groups, demonstrated leadership capacity and team working skills, excellent communication and organisational skills and a strong interest in India are all desirable.
  • Prior internships or jobs with Tata companies are not desirable.
  • As this is a cultural exchange, preference will be given to students who have not previously spent more than 1 month in India.
  • Successful candidates will be expected to take part in an orientation workshop with successful Tata Social Interns with LSE and Cambridge on Tuesday 11 June.
  • Your acceptance of a Tata Social Internship is conditional on your commitment to attend this workshop. In addition, Tata Social Interns are expected to learn some basic Hindi.
  • Tata Social Interns must also share their knowledge, learning and experiences from their internship with the sponsors, faculty, and students. Your acceptance of a Tata Social Internship depends on your commitment to participate in this review process.

Making Applications

To be considered you will need to submit the following documents via the Tata Social Internship website by the deadline, stating clearly in your application which project or projects you are applying to. 

  • Transcript of your recent academic performance
  • Copy of your CV/resume
  • Short statement (up to 700 words) outlining your interest in the Tata Social Internship and what you see yourself as contributing, as well as explaining how it would benefit you and those you would work with.
  • You are encouraged to book an appointment with a Careers Consultant or an Application Adviser and/or use all the King's Careers Hub resources prior to submitting your application. 

If successful in the written application round, you will be invited to an interview with the Acting King's Internships Manager and a senior representative from the Global Health & Social Medicine department. Interviews are scheduled to take place w/c 11 March 2019. 

Application Advice

Tata looks for the following knowledge, attributes, skills and experiences in potential applicants:

  • Previous work or volunteer experience with NGOs/community groups
  • Demonstrated leadership capacity and team working skills
  • Excellent communication and organizational skills
  • A strong interest in India



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