Tata social internship projects 2019

LSE have currently been awarded six projects for the summer of 2019. Projects run from Monday 24 June to Friday 23 August 2019.

Maddie Smith


Maddie Smith

Careers Consultant and Tata Internships Coordinator

Tata Organisation

Project overview

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2018 projects

Company Tata social internship project summary

Taj Hotels

Putting together an action-plan for driving Social Inclusion & Diversity in Taj workforce, supply chains and food & beverage offerings

Tata Trusts, Mumbai

Career opportunities in sports (India vs other countries)

Tata Trusts, Mumbai

Healthcare: Evaluate and suggest the best Model of addressing the Primary care needs for the population of India amongst the three models being implemented by Tata Trusts in different states.

Tata Power


CSR Programs Key Performance Indicators to be revisited and revised for roll out across locations

Tata Power


Developing Market Linkage for Social Programs related to livelihood and income generation

Tata Steel Kalinganagar (Odisha)

Best practices to be implemented in smooth closure of Mines whereby the community stakeholder affected/impacted by the mining operations continue to have a quality socio- economic life.

2017 projects

Company Tata social internship project summary
Tata Chemicals Mithapur

Healthcare: Attitude & Cultural awareness towards basic maternal healthcare in Okhamandal

Tata Medical Centre, Kolkat

Volume of use and Cost of personal protective equipment used for Infection prevention

Tata Communications Mumbai/Pune

Employability and Sustainable Livelihoods

Tata Steel, Jamshedpur

Water management

Tata Power, Maithon

Entrepreneurship development/ engagement opportunity for tribal communities in Maithon; Impact evaluation of CSR activities across villages & way forward.


Revisiting CSR Strategy: areas of impact in line with business strategy.

Tata Capital

Assessment of our CSR project on Financial Literacy


LSE  Design and Implementation of Water Security and Waste Management Strategies

2016 projects

CompanyTata social internship project summary

Tata Chemicals Mithapur

Cost-cost benefit analysis study to ascertain the feasibility of marketing organic manure (in villages or outside) produced through the Organic Waste Converter project

Tata Chemicals Mithapur

Livelihood (Non-Farm Based): Understanding women's collective and its impact on their interactions in public and private spaces

Tata Chemicals Babrala

Impact assessment of agri and agri related program, formulate a scalable plan and project proposal for implementing it in Sambhal District & discuss with funding agencies for implementing the program with CAM 

Tata Power

To study and make brief reports as a whole on CR activities carried out on Education Excellence program, Remedial Coaching center, Health & Sanitation

Tata Power

Business Sustainability projects:

Project 1- What it take to be a Dow Jones Sustainability Index (DJSI) member.  Analyzing company preparedness/ Gap analysis for Corporate Sustainability assessment

Project 2  - Benchmarking Sustainability practices with global leaders

Tata Trusts

Internal Migration - Documentation, Research and Mapping of the patterns of movement of Internal Migrants at Household level  based on their Economic status/Affordability, Livelihood Choice, Opportunities Available.  (We have CSO networks operating in three migration source states and related destinations who can help facilitate the study).

Internal Migration - Research and Mapping of  Housing/Habitat Choices, Decisions and Options available to internal migrants based on their Affordability, Duration of Stay, Livelihood Choice,  Nature of migration( single or family), the choice of destination (small medium and large cities, peripheries etc) through an sample study. This can help inform the affordable housing providers/policies to provide solutions or alternatives for the urban sector. (We have CSOs at various urban destinations to help facilitate the study)

Document issue based innovative practices adopted by the field implementers within the Migration Program into a handbook.

Tata Trusts

Grey and Wastewater Management - On-site micro solutions for urban slums. Action based research.


Supporting Taj Hotels Resorts and Palaces Community-based Tourism projects. A background or experience in entrepreneurship/communications/tourism/branding would help.

2015 projects

CompanyTata social internship project summary


Social entrepreneurship

Tata Chemicals Mithapur

Changing livelihood dynamics in local ecosystem  - Skill based vocational training vs Agro-based livelihood from socio-cultural perspective.

Tata Chemicals Babrala

Development of cost effective Rural Sanitation model for the core command Villages. 

Tata Capital

To conduct a feasibility study on renewable energy for rural schools

Tata Communications Pune

Either Education or Employability

Education: (Primary) for children belonging to lower socio-economic strata of society. Our focus is to enrich their understanding on math and science as well as encouraging reading habits. The school is a government PCMC school.

Employability:  Vocational training programme for women belonging to AA community primarily focusing on arts and crafts as well as providing them with linkage to market. We also plan to include a digital literacy programme for them.

Sir Dorabji Tata Trust

Housing projects under urban livelihood. Low cost housing for urban poor.

2014 projects

CompanyTata social internship project summary

Tata Teleservices

Integrating corporate sustainability into business; studying Tata Teleservices' sustainability programme; studying global practices of integrating and embedding sustainability programme in core business and strategy; suggest revision/approaches based in global practices; review and suggest circle-level programme structure and governance

Tata Communications

Entrepreneurship development

Tata Medical Center

Improving turnaround time in the operating theatres of Tata Medical Center. The intern will study and evaluate current practices, review other hospitals in the region and make recommendations

Tata Steel

Analysing the strategies and modes operandi, academic support and monitoring mechanisms of a new educational project being implemented by Tata Steel ltd. CSR in 1,000 government primary schools in the state of Odisha in partnership with Govt of Odisha and American India Foundation, New Delhi 

Tata Chemicals Mithapur

Project area to be confirmed 

Tata Chemicals Babrala

Process documentation of Tata Chemicals Society for Rural Development (TCSRD) project Babrala 

Tata International

Affirmative Action (AA) initiatives at Dewas. Tata International has a women empowerment initiative under Self Help Group umbrella with an emphasis on the Scheduled Caste community. TIntl have branded this as ‘NavChetna’. This initiative was short listed at the Tata group AA convention as a promising practice. TIntl wish to scale this and also look at their AA plans / processes in a more robust manner.

Sir Dorabji Tata Trust, Kolkata (+ 2 to 3 visits to other project areas)

Analysis on value and scope of ITE (Integrated approach to Technology in Education) in the Trust’s supported projects.

2013 projects

Company and locationTata social internship project summary

Tata Teleservices,
Office in Delhi & Guest House in Noida

Addressing and understanding climate change triggers in the Indian telecom environment,

Green Energy initiatives – Gaps & Opportunities

Tata Chemicals, Babrala

Mission Jal – water conservation and safe drinking water initiatives

Tata Chemicals, Mithapur

Okhai handicrafts by tribal women

Tata Coffee,
Bangalore and other Company locations across India

Impact of Corporate Sustainability initiatives of Tata Coffee across locations

Titan Industries Limited, Tamil Nadu or Uttarakhand

Assisting Titan in developing overall corporate social responsibility / affirmative action strategy deep dive

Tata Quality Management Services (TQMS), Mumbai

Sustainability project studying solid waste streams for maximising value recovery from these wastes for Tata Power, Tata Chemicals and Tata Motors.

2012 projects

Company and locationTata social internship project summary

Tata Steel Global Wires, Jamshedpur

HIV Impact Assessment Study: to study the impact of counselling and STI treatment among truckers

Tata Power, Mumbai

Develop a model for Natural Resource Management investment decision-making in communities for Corporate Investment to deliver Sustainable Development Return on Investment

Tata Motors, Jamshedpur

Impact Assessment of Malnutrition Treatment Centre(MTC) of Parivar Kalyan Sansthan(PKS) in serving the severely acute malnourished (SAM) children from socially and economically weaker sections of the society and scope of its replication

Tata Teleservices Limited, Delhi

Addressing and understanding Climate Change triggers in the Indian Telecom Environment – Green Energy initiatives – Gaps & Opportunities

Tata Capital, Mumbai & Bangalore

Carbon Map and Cap project at Tata Capital. Project to reduce both electricity consumption, operational costs and the carbon footprint of Tata Capital and selecting cost effective green service providers for Tata Capital in order to achieve this

Tata Quality Management Services (TQMS), Mumbai

Climate Change adaption and readiness among Tata companies

Tata Steel Global Wires, Jamshedpur

To understand the impact of water harvesting structures in the community in terms of increased irrigation coverage and also ground water recharge in the rural areas of Jamshedpur 

Tata Steel Global Wires, Jamshedpur

To identify areas in which Tata Steel Wires Division (TSWD) volunteers can support underprivileged children/women on health, education or any other area


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