The Tata Second Career Internship Programme (SCIP) for women is an intermediary programme aimed at developing alternative talent pools. SCIP focuses on women professionals who have taken a career break and offers an extended opportunity in terms of professional categories. Tata companies provide live six-month business projects on a flexi-time basis. There is no placement guarantee at the end of the project. However, the participants have the option of exploring full-time employment, on mutually acceptable terms, with a Tata company.