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)
|| May 2019
| Project Dates
|| Sunday 23 June - Friday 23 August 2019
| 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.
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.
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