The Taj Hotels Internship Program is available to students majoring in the School of Hospitality Administration every summer. The program is an 8-week internship in the Mumbai, India at the properties of The Taj Hotels, including The Taj Mahal Palace Hotel, Santacruz, and Lands End. Students primarily rotate through multiple departments, including front of hour, banquets, housekeeping, and food and beverages. Throughout the internship, students are provided with guidance and mentorship from their supervisor.

The Internship, made possible by the Kothari India Experience Fund, started in 2015. Since then, students have been able to live, work, and play at the Taj Mahal Palace Hotel, the crown jewel of the brand’s properties. The iconic hotel opened in 1903 and faces the Arabian Sea and sits next to the Gateway of India. It is the largest of the brand’s three Mumbai properties with 10 restaurants and 11 event venues.

In addition, students get the opportunity to travel to Jaipur, India’s “Pink City.” The color pink, used for many of Jaipur’s buildings, is said to represent hospitality, so in the late 1800’s the ruler of Jaipur had the city painted pink to make all guests from near and far feel welcomed. Above is the iconic Hawa Mahal. During their Jaipur excursion, students are immersed in Indian culture and unique experiences.

If you are interested in applying for the Taj India Internship, please contact Maureen Ricciuti.

About The Kothari India Experience Fund 

The program is supported by the Kothari India Experience Fund. The Kothari family’s generous donation gives SHA students the chance to grow into global citizens, dive deeply into a culture different than their own, and create long-lasting experiences and friendships around the world – all while enhancing their hospitality talent.

During the Taj Internship, the Kothari Fund, provides students the chance to visit the Bhagwan Mahaveer Cancer Hospital & Research Center. This incredible facility is managed and funded by the K.G. Kothari Memorial Trust. Furthermore, students obtain the opportunity to dine at the Meraaki Kitchen Restaurant, which is owned by Shivika Kothari.

In addition to the Taj Internship, the Kothari family has also provided funding for improving the School’s infrastructure, such as the establishment of the Kothari Classroom. To learn more about it, click here.