Tata Social Internship: Awardees

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FellowMajor/MinorTata Social Internship Project DescriptionLocation
Summer 2019
Celene BolanosDevelopment Studies and Latin American LiteraturesImpact study of “Lakhpati Kisan-Smart Villages.”Tata Communications Limited (Nandurbar)
Amandeep DosanjhPeace and Conflict Studies, Human RightsDeveloping & Implementing Communication Strategies and Branding of CSR InterventionsTata Power (Mumbai)
Ramanjot KaurMaster of Public Health, Global HealthAssociation of nutritional factors in the incidence and outcome of patients with sepsis.Tata Medical Center (Kolkata)
Ana SinghPublic Health, Political ScienceReform of Regional Mental Hospital Nagpur, Implementation of District Mental Health Program in NagpurSir Dorabji Tata Trust and Allied Trust (Nagpur)
Tanya TandonPolitical Science, Public Policy AnalysisCreating an internal dialogue platform & campaign to strengthen IHCL culture for inclusion & CSR.Indian Hotels Company Limited (Mumbai)
Summer 2018
Lorraine Pereira
Molecular Environmental Biology; Global Poverty and Practice Minor
Use of antifungal agents, and antifungal resistance in a cancer hospital
Tata Medical Center (Kolkata)
Ariel Gans UndeclaredAn assessment of the technological, regulatory and commercial challenges in the development of indigenous molecular biology technology in IndiaTata Medical Center (Kolkata)
Prachi Patel Economics; City PlanningRevisit and revision of KPIs of CSR programmes for roll out across locations.Tata Power (Mumbai)
Caroline Brown Peace and Conflict StudiesTo develop an exclusive immersive platform for showcasing and marketing Heritage Crafts of IndiaTitan (Bengaluru)
Sabrina Lu Psychology; Legal StudiesEducation: To develop a long term education plan for the students of Mithapur regionTata Chemicals (Mithapur)
Sailakshmi Senthil AnthropologyArts & Culture: 1) Help set up Tata Trusts Arts Archive 2) Help set up Kalapana platform."Sir Dorabji Tata Trust and Allied Trust (Mumbai/Nagpur)
Summer 2017
Katie JocelynMolecular and Cell Biology; Public Health; Art PracticeIncidence and clinical outcome of Chickenpox and Zoster in cancer center in eastern India.Tata Medical Center (Kolkata)
Marylin LongleyPolitical Science; Political EconomicsOutcome of patients with Gram Negative bacterial infections in a cancer center in eastern IndiaTata Medical Center (Kolkata)
Angelica Zocchi Peace and Conflict Studies, Environmental Economics and PolicyProcess documentation of Kuran village Activities (transforming a tribal village to a ‘model village’)
Sir Dorabji Tata Trust (Rajasthan)
Margaux Payton
Political Economy;  Global Poverty & PracticeResearch on Handloom Weaves in India.Taj Hotels Resorts and Palaces (Mumbai) 
Mei Lin Jackson Community and Regional Development; Public Policy and Global Studies; EducationTo create an efficient and effective communication cum learning system based on smart phones / tablets for the 500 strong staff of the Thousand Schools Project on the ground Tata Steel (Kalinganagar)
Gopika MavalankarInternational Relations; Spanish; EconomicsDocumentation of the Learning Enrichment Program and measuring its impact on the community members (students, teachers, parents) Tata Steel (Kalinganagar) 
Summer 2016
Damanjot ChathaCommunity and Regional DevelopmentTo study the nature of women empowerment that is realized through women literacy initiatives of the Tata Trusts in diverse social contexts and the possibilities of strengthening the outcomes furtherSir Dorabji Tata Trust (New Delhi)
Shounak ChattopadhyayPolitical Science and South Asian StudiesDocumenting best practices to advocate NGO Parag’s vision of making children’s literature a part of every childhood and libraries a part of every school in India.Sir Dorabji Tata Trust (New Delhi)
Chelsea MuennichowMolecular and Cell Biology, NeurobiologyA study of antibiotics and other anti-infective consumption in an oncology center in eastern India.

Chelsea Muennichow's work as a Tata intern at the Tata Medical Center in Kolkata was accepted for publication in the journal Infection Control Hospital Epidemiology, a UK based scientific journal, where she is listed as a corresponding author in the article.
Tata Medical Center (Kolkata)
Adora SvitakDevelopment StudiesFor all major CSR projects focused towards education and employability. Develop communications tools, conducting background research for projects to strengthen context and rationale, develop certain case studies.Tata Communications Limited (New Delhi)
Summer 2015
Saptati (Priya) Bhattacharjee   
BioengineeringA comparative study of the technology of two real time PCR systems: ABI 7500 and Rotorgene 5 plex, and an assessment of the knowledge and perception of biomedical scientists and molecular biology technologists about variables affecting their functions

Saptati (Priya) Bhattacharjee's work at the TMC led to a chapter titled, Effects of Intellectual Property Rights on Innovation and Development, Chapter 4. in: Roy K and Dutta SS (editors). Ethical Practice in Medicine: Contemporary Commentaries. Kolkata Network for Promotion of Ethics in Medicine. 1st edition 2016, Kolkata, India. Pp 34-52
Tata Medical Center (Kolkata, West Bengal)
Gurchit Singh Chatha Political ScienceTo assess Performance Trends on few parameters & to design, develop & deliver Stakeholder Satisfaction Survey for schools participating in Tata Education Excellence Programme (TEEP)Tata Quality Management Services (Jamshedpur, Jharkhand)
Shalini Chatterjee Economics; Global Poverty & Practice; EducationRatings of ECOG performance status: Inter-personal variability amongst health care professionalsTata Medical Center (Kolkata, West Bengal)
Sagaree Jain English and South Asian HistoryEducation and Employability Initiative with children and women from marginalized communities in Pune, Maharashtra, India.
Tata Communications (Pune, Maharashtra)
Kyle JoynerBioengineeringTo conduct a feasibility study on renewable energy for rural schoolsTata Capital (Thane, Maharashtra)
Yoehei KatoCommunity DevelopmentTo document (video and data based) best practices, challenges and activities related to objectives of the program.Sir Dorabji Tata Trust (Birbhum, Kolkata, WB; Varanasi, UP; Assam)
Henna KaushalPolitical Science; Human RightsTo undertake Study on Farm Based Livelihood Potential (Dairy Project) with cost benefit analysis at Pune DistrictTata Power (Pune, Maharashtra)
Summer 2014
Dafna Bearson major undeclaredIntegrated CSR strategy for the girl child and womenTitan (Bangalore, Karnataka)
Kaela ConnorPolitical Science; Environmental Economics and PolicyIntegrated Water Management and Community Rural Safe drinking waterTata Projects (Hyderabad, Andhra Pradesh)
Crysta Highfield
Development Practice
‘Socio-Economic Impact Assessment of Water Harvesting Project"
Tata Power: Jojobera Division (Jamshedpur, Jharkhand)
Kavikant LalAnthropology; Sociology
Developing appropriate intervention plan for improving status of education among SC/ ST students and develop linkages with Employability in HaldiaTata Chemicals (Haldia, West Bengal)
Ryan PuglisiSociety and Environment; Sociology
To conduct an analysis on the value and scope of Information Technology in Education (ITE) in the Trusts’ supported projectsSir Dorabji Tata Trust and Allied Trust (Kolkata, West Bengal)
Joseph Daniel SparksPolitical Economy & Society and EnvironmentStudying the socioeconomic background of children being treated at Tata Medical CenterTata Medical Center (Kolkata, West Bengal)
Christopher SternDevelopment PracticeIntegrated Water Management and Community Rural Safe drinking water
Tata Projects (Hyderabad, Andhra Pradesh)
Ailen Vega
Political Economy, Geography"Exploring & Underlining the scope of ICT interventions in the residential camp schools for the never enrolled / drop-out students.” OR "Studying the impact of Mid Day Meal Kitchen and future prospect."Tata Steel (Jamshedpur, Jharkhand)
Summer 2013
Marissa A HarrisonLinguistics, South Asian StudiesWomen’s EmpowermentTata Steel Limited - Global Wires (Tarapur, Maharashtra)
Tanay KothariPolitical EconomyDevelop different matrices related with various impact indicators for overall CSR projects of Tata MotorsTata Motors (Mumbai, Maharashtra)
Souma KunduSociology, Practice of ArtTruth Telling: A qualitative study on patients, family members and health care workersTata Medical Center (Kolkata, West Bengal)
Sybil LewisPolitical Economy, Public Policy, and Global Poverty and PracticeTo study the supplier diversity programme of leading US companies and compare it with the efforts being made by Tata companies in this regardTata Quality Management Services (Pune, Maharashtra)
Peter C MyersDevelopment PracticeImpact of ‘Integrated Approach to Technology’ projectSir Dorabji Tata Trust with NGO Street Survivors (Murshidabad, West Bengal)
Evan J ShumExercise Science and Biology; Management EconomicsTo help create and develop an employee volunteering portal which will be linked to the Company’s intranet, generate ideas and evaluate vendors for the sameTata Capital (Mumbai, Maharashtra)
Reshma E VarghesePublic Health, Public PolicyTruth Telling: A qualitative study on patients, family members and health care workers

Reshma Varghese's work as a Tata Medical center Intern was published in the European Journal of Cancer Care, as a paper titled, "Pivotal role of families in doctor–patient communication in oncology: a qualitative study of patients, their relatives and cancer clinicians." Please click the link to read the paper
Tata Medical Center (Kolkata, West Bengal)
Zhen ZhaoDevelopment PracticeImpact of ‘Integrated Approach to Technology’ projectSir Dorabji Tata Trust with NGO Street Survivors (Murshidabad, West Bengal)
Summer 2012
Vedika AhujaEconomicsWater saving technologies in agriculture with Tata Kisan SansarTata Chemicals (Babrala, Uttar Pradesh)
Jessica BrayMiddle East and South Asia Studies, Global and International Studies, Sexualities, Religious StudiesImpact Assessment of the SHGs in the Social and Economical life of the Women MembersTata Steel (Jamshedpur, Jharkhand)
Garance DenizotCivil EngineeringWater Management: Rainwater Harvesting and Management of water bodies along Western GhatTata Coffee (Bangalore, Karnataka)
Philip Walker DoveBusiness AdministrationStudy the impact in the region on funds from donor organizations providing subsidies for treatment to underprivileged patientsTata Medical Center (Kolkata, West Bengal)
Lillygol SedaghatPolitical EconomyAffirmative Action: Study the Affirmative Action (AA) requirements in the context of Titan, understand the AA needs in the environment we
operate in and recommend suitable direction
Titan (Bangalore, Karnataka)
Rebekah ShirleyEnergy and Resources GroupMapping water use in Mumbai, Chennai, and BangaloreTaj Hotels (Mumbai, Maharashtra)
Clarissa Ton-NuBusiness AdministrationCreate population based Awareness Campaigns for both rural and urban, to encourage early detection of cancer for better outcome and improve quality of lifeTata Medical Center (Kolkata, West Bengal)
Summer 2011
Emma CarrollSocial Welfare, Global Poverty & PracticeAssessment of Knowledge, Attitude and Practice of mothers of children less than 2 year old on Maternal & Child Health issues in Saraikella Block (174 villages of Saraikella Kharsawan District ).Tata Steel (Jamshedpur, Jharkhand)
Michael LinPsychology, Chinese & RhetoricPlan and develop an International Volunteer Program for the new cancer hospital.Tata Medical Center (Kolkata, West Bengal)
David HerschornDevelopment Studies, Environmental Economics and PolicyEstablish a Marketing and Communication Program at the new cancer hospital through promotional material, newsletter, website, etc.Tata Medical Center (Kolkata, West Bengal)
Emily TungBusiness Administration, Spanish Language & LiteratureDiffusion of Climate Change Abatement Practices in Tata Companies.Tata Quality Management Services (Pune, Maharashtra)
Stephanie UllrichPeace and Conflict StudiesPond management and Livelihood promotion.Tata Chemicals (Haldia, West Bengal)
Elisa YoshiaraPeace and Conflict StudiesFarmers cooperative with backward and forward linkages (Under Okhamandal Livelihood Project)Tata Chemicals (Mithapur, Gujarat)
Summer 2010
Ryan BallardAnthropologyReach of various Health Services of Corporate Sustainability Services Division in the area of operation of Tata Steel, Jamshedpur.Tata Steel (Jamshedpur, Jharkhand)
Robin Marie CollinsPolitical EconomyLivelihood Creation - Diagnostic study of Livelihood programmes. Project will lead to creation of strategic, operational and financial plans for livelihood initiatives of Tata Chemicals, MithapurTata Chemicals (Mithapur, Gujarat)
Kate LyonsLinguisticsBenchmark carbon footprint reduction programs at Tata Teleservices, DelhiTata Teleservices (Delhi)
Neda SaghafiBusiness, PsychologyAgriculture Growth – To make a road map for growth of tomorrow's agriculture for Okhamandal keeping in mind environment & economic impacts at Tata Chemicals, MithapurTata Chemicals (Mithapur, Gujarat)
Summer 2009
Omead BarariChemical BiologyInformational Empowerment through Relevant Health Education for Rural Women & ChildrenTata Consultancy Services (Mumbai)
Jacqueline BarinPublic HealthReproductive & Child HealthTata Chemicals (Barbrala, Uttar Pradesh)
Emmi BeckPhilosophyTata-Loyola Tsunami Relief Program - Community Skill Training CollegeTaj Hotels (Chennai, Tamil Nadu)
Julie GambleCity and Regional PlanningSelf Help Groups & Women EmpowermentTata Chemicals (Mithapur, Gujarat)
Saad KaramatPublic HealthEnhancing the Availability & Accessibility to Water in the Rural CommunityTata Consultancy Services (Mumbai, Maharashtra)
Elizabeth ScheniderBioengineeringIntegrated Watershed DevelopmentTata Power (Mulshi, Maharashtra)
Summer 2008
Liza CiroliaDevelopmental Studies, Social WelfareReproductive Health Education with a Focus on Prevention of HIV/AIDSTata Steel (Jamshedpur, Jharkhand)
Jamal KhanEconomics, Political ScienceDevelopment of Community Consensus around a Rural Water CodeTata Chemicals (Mithapur, Gujarat)
Pedro RosadoPolitical Science, SociologySustainable Livelihoods for FarmersTata Chemicals (Barbrala, Uttar Pradesh)
Shu ShangMolecular and Cell BiologyReproductive Health Education with a Focus on Prevention of HIV/AIDSTata Steel (Jamshedpur, Jharkhand)
Annemieke WilcoxPeace and Conflict StudiesSustainable Livelihoods for FarmersTata Chemicals (Barbrala, Uttar Pradesh)