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Seventeen International Students from different countries completed their two months experimental 2015 edition of Tata Social Internship.
Tata Social Internship (formerly known as Tata International Social Entrepreneurship Scheme) is a unique two-month experiential internship for students from the world's leading universities in the sustainability projects of Tata companies in India.
The batch of 2015, worked hands-on on the community initiatives of the Tata companies and entities like Tata Chemicals, Tata Power, Titan Company, Tata Communications, Tata Capital, Voltas, Tata Business Excellence Group, Tata Medical Center and the Tata Trusts for a period of two months.
The Tata Social Internship provides students with a grass-root level exposure to India and its culture while bringing international perspectives to the company projects, thus helping promote international understanding. Tata Social Internship was launched in the summer of 2008. Since its launch, batches of students from these universities from a rich variety of academic disciplines have participated in the ongoing developmental projects of Tata companies in India.
Edward Boyd, an MSc student in the Natural Sciences (Physics) at the University of Cambridge, said “Tata Social Internship has introduced me to a system of corporate responsibility I never knew existed. Being part of a company led drive to foster and enact an ethos based around sustainability, the environment and fighting both poverty and discrimination has radically altered my opinion of the potential of the private sector and what a business should be.”
Andrew Baker, “Tata Social Internship has been an exciting, educational and enlightening experience, meeting people from all walks of life. But the best part is the knowledge that my work will actually be used to benefit the people I've met.”