Putting the Intern in International

Want to know how you can make the most of your university experience and travel to Asia at the same time?

At TCS, your degree is your passport to global opportunities. In partnership with DFAT, the New Colombo Plan, provides curious and excited university students a 4-week business and cultural immersion experience in India. This means you get credit towards your degree and the opportunity to work in a global IT firm whilst experiencing India.

Since 2017, TCS has provided over 50 university students with the opportunity to experience what working in a global organisation within areas of corporate affairs, marketing and on projects for TCS Australian clients is like. We caught up with our most recent interns on their return to Australia where they shared their experiences through a series of beautiful photographs showcasing friendship, networking, culture, and diving into the unfamiliar.

Reflecting on their recent experience, we caught up with Taylor, Jessie and Jason, 3 of the NCP students from UNSW where they share their experiences.

What were your thoughts of the program?

“Being an NCP intern was one of the most rewarding experiences that I’ve ever had. I loved working on real, impactful project with TCS. I was able to immerse myself into business life in Mumbai and networking and building relationships with people I will have, for a long time!”

Jesse Huynh, Commerce student at UNSW Business School, Marketing Intern at TCS.

“By spending three weeks with TCS, I was able to gain new and interesting perspectives on business consulting and life in India. My time in Mumbai was certainly enriching and will not be forgotten”

Jason Wu, Commerce student at UNSW Business School, Business Consultant at TCS.

“During this intensive three-week experience, I led the corporate marketing NCP team alongside my peers, Jesse and Vinh in developing the end-to-end lifecycle of an employee-centric campaign. From conducting focus groups at some of TCS’ largest campuses in India to storyboarding exciting campaign ideas, we were able to learn a huge amount about doing business in India.”

- Taylor Lam, Commerce student at UNSW Business School, Marketing Intern at TCS.

Follow our interns as they walk us through their colourful and enriching time in India


Touchdown! A warm official welcome to India at their hotel in Mumbai

“The warmest welcome from the TCS Mumbai team. Thank you for looking after us!”


Morning yoga overlooking the Arabian Sea

“I love how TCS considered our health and wellness by providing us morning yoga sessions, plus there was a stunning view!"

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 The students took a trip to SVKM’s NMIMS University where they had the opportunity to meet local students and use their interdisciplinary backgrounds to solve real client problems

“We got to experience University life in India, so it felt like a study exchange as well!”


The students visited Dehne Village, enjoying local dishes prepared by the villagers at one of their homes


Learning how to produce flour from the villagers by manually grinding the grains to a white flour

“I never expected the process behind creating flour to be so detailed and time-intensive!”


Our wonderful interns in front of the Gateway of India!

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Another highlight for the students is the fantastic opportunities of networking. The students were able to share their experiences with the Australian consulate.

“Rarely do you ever get to say you met members of the Australian Consulate in India! It was only because of the NCP program that I got to experience this.”


Living out their princess dreams in traditionally Indian evening gowns

“It was so exciting to dress up in evening gowns and further experience the Indian culture”


The interns had the unforgettable experience of being chased by monkeys and cows and getting their 12,000 steps in on their hike to the Elephanta Cave

“What a day this was, it was a workout but the history we saw made it worth it.”


A group shot of the interns in front of the Flora Fountain

“The ornate fountain in Martyr’s Square is a definite photo spot, and looks better at night with the lights!”


One of the teams consulting for our clients’

“It was the best opportunity to be consultants for one of Australia’s largest companies!”

Through our partnership with the Department of Foreign Affairs, TCS is committed to providing life changing experiences to students delivering a positive impact in the Australian community. TCS is a global company with over 436,000 employees across 46 countries.