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The Urban Learning Internship Program [TULIP] by Government of India: Apply Now!

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The HRD Ministry and MoHUA of the Government of India have inaugurated The Urban Learning Internship Program (TULIP) for fresh graduates and engineers, under the ‘Smart City’ projects.


About the Program

Inaugurated by HRD minister Dr. Ramesh Pokhriyal Nishank and Ministry of Housing and Urban Affairs (MoHUA) minister Hardeep Singh Puri, TULIP or The Urban Learning Internship Program aims to create a Lab-to-land transfer of innovative solutions. This is mutually beneficial to students in gaining exposure to the functioning of cities and also to local governments as new solutions evolve for the city and a pool of talent gets created for absorption in the market.

It has been envisioned to equip the youth with problem-solving and critical thinking skills through hands-on, experiential learning in India’s fast-growing urban ecosystem. Experiential learning opportunities in the urban sector will help transform them into future leaders.

Program Structure

TULIP is being implemented through MoHUA and AICTE partnership. It will be supported by the Urban Development departments at the state level in providing a clear roadmap for the ULBs/smart cities to adopt TULIP in their respective organizations.

At the smart city level, they have been provided flexibility in defining the roles, numbers, and other parameters of how TULIP can best serve their contextual needs.


  • Open only to Indian citizens.
  • Not more than 18 months should have passed from the date of declaration of final year results to the date from which the internship is sought.


Minimum of 8 weeks up to 1 year

How to Apply?

  • Details of internship positions will be made available on the TULIP Portal. Applications for internships will be accepted through the portal only.
  • The application must contain a recommendation from the competent authority of the concerned academic institution where the candidate has pursued her/his studies. Applications received without such recommendations will not be entertained.
  • The applicant is required to submit a synopsis on urban issues in (not more than 1,000 words) along with his/her application. The synopsis should broadly cover a brief about the applicant’s areas of interest, proposed area of work, and objectives for undertaking the internship.


Amount of stipend/subsistence allowance/expenses would be payable at the discretion of the ULB/ smart city and there shall be no liability of providing any employment on the ULB or smart city, whatsoever


A digitally signed and shareable certificate regarding successful completion of internship shall be issued jointly by MoHUA, State Government, AICTE, and the ULB/smart city.

Important Links

Click here to apply for the TULIP Internship.

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