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 twice a 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 Career and Employment System (ACES). School registration and nomination is no longer required.

Application period for the 2016 Internship Program:

  • 1st batch: 1 February - 15 March 2016
    • On board: June 2016 onwards
  • 2nd batch: 1 August - 30 September 2016
    • On board: December 2016 onwards

Selection Process

Eligible candidates apply through the ADB Career and Employment System (ACES).

  • ADB announces the assignments on the website and candidates choose assignments of interest.
  • Candidates apply through ACES, prepare for their CVs and answer the essay questions.
    • All documents (CV and essay) are uploaded to ACES 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 - Urban and Social Sectors - 1602 160061 East Asia Department Asian Development Bank Headquarters 1 Feb 2016 16 Mar 2016
Intern - Transport and Communications - 1605 160032 East Asia Department Asian Development Bank Headquarters 1 Feb 2016 16 Mar 2016
Intern - Urban and Social Sectors - 1603 160062 East Asia Department Asian Development Bank Headquarters 1 Feb 2016 16 Mar 2016
Intern - Development Economics and Indicators -1606 160064 Economic Research and Regional Cooperation Department Asian Development Bank Headquarters 1 Feb 2016 16 Mar 2016
Intern - Environment, Natural Resources & Agriculture - 1604 160063 East Asia Department Asian Development Bank Headquarters 1 Feb 2016 16 Mar 2016
Intern - Social Development, Governance and Gender - 1612 160073 Sustainable Development and Climate Change Department Asian Development Bank Headquarters 2 Feb 2016 16 Mar 2016
Intern - Portfolio Management - 1610 160071 Private Sector Operations Department Asian Development Bank Headquarters 2 Feb 2016 16 Mar 2016
Intern - Sector Advisory Service - 1611 160072 Sustainable Development and Climate Change Department Asian Development Bank Headquarters 2 Feb 2016 16 Mar 2016
Intern - Infrastructure Finance Division 2 - 1608 160068 Private Sector Operations Department Asian Development Bank Headquarters 2 Feb 2016 16 Mar 2016
Intern - Private Sector Investment Funds & Special Initiatives - 1609 160070 Private Sector Operations Department Asian Development Bank Headquarters 2 Feb 2016 16 Mar 2016
Intern - Public Management, Financial Sector, & Trade - 1601 160054 Central and West Asia Department Asian Development Bank Headquarters 2 Feb 2016 16 Mar 2016
Intern - Office of the Compliance Review Panel - 1624 160067 Office of the Compliance Review Panel Asian Development Bank Headquarters 2 Feb 2016 16 Mar 2016
Intern - Office of the Chief Economist and Director General - 1607 160065 Economic Research and Regional Cooperation Department Asian Development Bank Headquarters 2 Feb 2016 16 Mar 2016
Intern - Climate Change and Disaster Risk Management - 1613 160075 Sustainable Development and Climate Change Department Asian Development Bank Headquarters 2 Feb 2016 16 Mar 2016
Intern - Bangladesh Resident Mission - 1614 160076 South Asia Department Bangladesh Resident Mission 2 Feb 2016 16 Mar 2016
Intern - Energy Division - 1615 160077 South Asia Department Asian Development Bank Headquarters 3 Feb 2016 16 Mar 2016
Intern - Office of the General Counsel - 1621 160084 Office of the General Counsel Asian Development Bank Headquarters 3 Feb 2016 16 Mar 2016
Intern - Human and Social Development - 1616 160078 South Asia Department Asian Development Bank Headquarters 3 Feb 2016 16 Mar 2016
Intern - Public Management, Financial Sector, & Trade - 1619 160081 Southeast Asia Department Viet Nam Resident Mission 3 Feb 2016 16 Mar 2016
Intern - Office of Cofinancing Operations - 1620 160083 Office of Cofinancing Operations Asian Development Bank Headquarters 3 Feb 2016 16 Mar 2016
Intern - The Secretary's Office - 1622 160085 Office of the Secretary Asian Development Bank Headquarters 3 Feb 2016 16 Mar 2016
Intern - Regional Cooperation and Operations Coordination - 1617 160079 Southeast Asia Department Asian Development Bank Headquarters 3 Feb 2016 16 Mar 2016
Intern - Environment, Natural Resources & Agriculture - 1618 160080 Southeast Asia Department Asian Development Bank Headquarters 3 Feb 2016 16 Mar 2016
Intern - Office of the Auditor General - 1623 160086 Office of the Auditor General Asian Development Bank Headquarters 3 Feb 2016 16 Mar 2016

Contact

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