ADB Internship Program

The Internship Program is a project-oriented learning opportunity for graduate students to gain experience through research assignments based on ADB’s current operational needs.

ADB advertises internship assignments three times per year and welcomes motivated, open-minded, and self-directed individuals to apply.

The internship program offers the opportunity to:

  • work in a major international development organization;
  • work collaboratively with experienced professionals from over 50 different countries;
  • gain a deeper understanding of development finance and the impact of the work ADB does; and
  • contribute to ADB's business through research outputs.

Internship candidates must:

  • be enrolled in a Master's- or PhD-level program at a school in one of the ADB member nations, both prior to and after the internship assignment;
  • be engaged in academic study in a field directly related to ADB's work;
  • be a national of one of ADB's members;
  • possess an excellent command of English; and
  • have professional experience relevant to the assignment.
ADB does not accept applications from close relatives of ADB personnel.

The internship application process is online through the ADB Recruitment Center. School registration and nomination is no longer required.

Application period for the 2015 Internship Program:

  • 1st batch: 24 October - 19 November (closed)
  • 2nd batch: 16 January - 11 February
  • 3rd batch: 13 March - 8 April

Selection Process

Eligible candidates apply through the ADB Recruitment Center (ARC).

  • ADB announces the assignments on the website and candidates choose assignments of interest.
  • Candidates apply through ARC, prepare for their CVs and answer the essay questions.
    • All documents (CV and Essay) are uploaded to ARC to complete application.
    • Applications submitted after the deadline will not be considered.
  • ADB evaluates applications based on: eligibility requirements, relevance of academic study and work experience; and the level of interest and motivation to contribute to development work. ADB also considers institutional representation, gender, and nationality balance in the over-all intern selection process.

Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

Current Opportunities

Title Reference Number Department Location Posting Date Closing Date
Intern SARD/SAHS-1506 ADB-HR-14-0872 South Asia Department ADB HQ 16 Jan 2015 11 Feb 2015
Intern PSOD/PSIF1 - 1514 ADB-HR-15-0023 Private Sector Operations Department ADB HQ 16 Jan 2015 11 Feb 2015
Intern ERD/EREA - 1510 ADB-HR-15-0019 Economic Research and Regional Cooperation Department ADB HQ 16 Jan 2015 11 Feb 2015
Intern SERD/SETC - 1518 ADB-HR-15-0027 Southeast Asia Department ADB HQ 16 Jan 2015 11 Feb 2015
Intern PARD/PAUS - 1513 ADB-HR-15-0022 Pacific Department ADB HQ 16 Jan 2015 11 Feb 2015
Intern SARD/INRM - 1517 ADB-HR-15-0026 South Asia Department INRM 16 Jan 2015 11 Feb 2015
Intern RSDD/RSID & SARD - 1516 ADB-HR-15-0025 Regional and Sustainable Development Department ADB HQ 16 Jan 2015 11 Feb 2015
Intern OREI/OREF - 1512 ADB-HR-15-0021 Economic Research and Regional Cooperation Department ADB HQ 16 Jan 2015 11 Feb 2015
Intern EARD/MNRM - 1509 ADB-HR-15-0018 East Asia Department MNRM 16 Jan 2015 11 Feb 2015
Intern PSOD/PSFI & PSIF1 - 1515 ADB-HR-15-0024 Private Sector Operations Department ADB HQ 16 Jan 2015 11 Feb 2015
Intern ERD/EROD - 1511 ADB-HR-15-0020 Economic Research and Regional Cooperation Department ADB HQ 16 Jan 2015 11 Feb 2015

Contact

For questions related to internship, please email the ADB Internship Program.

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