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Tata Social Internship

The Tata Social Internship (TSI) (formerly Tata International Social Entrepreneurship Scheme - ISES) is a collaboration between Tata and world leading universities including LSE, the University of Cambridge and Berkeley.

The programme provides students with an exposure to real life in India and its culture through live projects with a focus on development, social enterprise, environment, sustainability or CSR. This internship is for a period of two months and projects are based with a range of Tata companies in India.

LSE students have been participating in the programme since 2010. Dr Ruth Kattumuri is the Academic Supervisor. The India Observatory and LSE Careers co-ordinate this programme.

Further details about the programme and instructions on how to apply can be found on the LSE Careers' Tata Social Internship webpages.

The project reports of past interns can be found on the Tata Social Internship website.

CNBC TV18, an Indian television channel, produced a two-episode documentary giving an insight into the experiences of the 2015 interns (Episode 1 & Episode 2). Tata has also produced videos detailing the experiences of the 2016 and 2017 interns. All the videos available on YouTube.



  • Oliver Creed
  • Claire Hooi
  • Laura Mangiavacchi
  • An Nguyen
  • Maria Schmidt
  • Molly Tinker


  • Naeem Amarsy
  • Michael Broad
  • Ya Gan
  • Alexander Gray
  • Jana Hock
  • Zoe Tavares


  • Danielle Adourian
  • James Ayre
  • Zoe Bennett
  • Pauline Bogey
  • Christelle Favre
  • Megumi Hara
  • Yukie Hosoda
  • Elias Mead
  • David Odhiambo


  • Hana Chambers (Master of Public Administration, Institute of Public Affairs) worked on a project of primary education for children belonging to slums of Mumbai and going to BMC government schools. Hana also worked on a project related to employability, developing a video of a skill development centre in Mumbai.
  • Alyssa Fournier (Master of Public Administration in International Development, Institute of Public Affairs) helped develop a platform where talent is recognised, encouraged and developed further for larger benefit creating models of excellence and exemplary projects of work.
  • Genevieve Joy (Master of Public Administration, Institute of Public Affairs) identified opportunities for promotion of livelihood of the rural population through agriculture and allied activities.
  • Deeptanshu Kotru (BSc Environment and Development, Department of Geography & Environment) explored the role of 'Environment' initiatives by TCSRD on business and local community sustainability from the socio-economic perspective.
  • Jam Kraprayoon (BSc Government, Department of Government) worked on a project which involved creating a corporate sustainability road map.
  • Chau Nguyen (BSc Geography with Economics, Department of Geography & Environment) investigated the influence of intra community dynamics on socio-development initiatives by TCSRD from a politico-economic perspective.
  • Billie Elmqvist Thurén (BSc International Relations, Department of International Relations) worked on a project titled 'Changing livelihood dynamics in local ecosystems - Skill based vocational training vs Agro-based livelihood from a socio-cultural perspective'. Billie's experience is expressed in this blog article.


  • Joel Dominic Feroze
  • Latoya Francis
  • Janani Ketheswaran
  • Ai Namiki
  • Dayanna Velarde Rubalcava
  • Connor Vasey
  • Maud Wendling


  • Darcey Ball
  • Daphne Giachero
  • María Lasa Aresti
  • Berengere Lavisse
  • Neil O’Neil
  • Herbert Santo de Lima
  • Jennifer Steeves


  • Eric Coles
  • Tobias Kruse
  • Cheryl Moh
  • Morgan Pecora-Saipe
  • Karen Rodriguez
  • Elina Vaananen
  • Andriena Varady
  • Francesca Washtell


  • Anna Cabrera
  • Pamela Runnacles
  • Rajkumar Mayank Singh
  • Emilia Smeds
  • Sarah Wilson


  • Florence de Sola
  • Amanda Feldman
  • Yannick Skop