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LSE joins Tata International Social Entrepreneurship Scheme 2010

education Updated: Jun 16, 2010 09:27 IST

LSE joins Tata International Social Entrepreneurship Scheme 2010
The London School of economics, UK, has joined hands with Tata international social entrepreneurship scheme-2010 to enable its students to be part of this distinctive corporate sustainability internship programme, which runs for two months.

Started in 2008, Tata ISES also has successful affiliations with the University of California, Berkeley, USA, and the University of Cambridge, UK.

The primary objective of Tata ISES is to provide students from leading foreign universities an opportunity to work on the community initiative projects of

Tata companies in India, providing them grassroots exposure to India while bringing international perspectives and practices to these projects and promoting international understanding.

This year's programme will witness 13 scholars from these renowned universities undertaking summer internships with six Tata companies — Tata Steel, Tata Chemicals, Indian Hotels, Tata Power, Tata Motors and Tata Teleservices — to gain first-hand knowledge of social and community development issues. Six of the interns are from the University of Cambridge, four are from the University of California and three are from the London School of Economics.

The visiting interns, selected by their educational institutions along with Tata representatives, are standout scholars and they come from diverse academic backgrounds such as psychology, anthropology, public administration and management.

The first phase of the internship programme commenced June 1, 2010, and this was for the Berkeley students. The next one starts on July 5, 2010, and this will be for the visitors from Cambridge and the London School of Economics.

The programme will cover subjects such as agriculture, health, environment, women, self-help groups, livelihoods and community engagement initiatives for brand building.