[ADB Internship Program] | Asian Development Bank

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 2019 Internship Program:

  • 1st batch: 15 August to 15 October 2018
    • On board: January 2019 onwards
  • 2nd batch: 1 December 2018 to 31 January 2019
    • On board: June 2019 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.
    • To avoid errors in submission, applicants are advised not to wait until the last day of the application period in submitting their internship applications.
  • 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 - Kazakhstan Resident Mission - 1903 / 180660 Central and West Asia Department Kazakhstan Resident Mission 15 Aug 2018 15 Oct 2018
Intern - Transport, Energy and Natural Resources Division - 1906 / 180663 Pacific Department Asian Development Bank Headquarters 15 Aug 2018 15 Oct 2018
Intern - Social Sector Division - 1902 / 180659 Central and West Asia Department Asian Development Bank Headquarters 15 Aug 2018 15 Oct 2018
Intern - Office of Cofinancing Operations - 1909 / 180667 Office of Cofinancing Operations Asian Development Bank Headquarters 15 Aug 2018 15 Oct 2018
Intern - Treasury Services Division - 1911 / 180671 Treasury Department Asian Development Bank Headquarters 15 Aug 2018 15 Oct 2018
Intern - North American Representative Office - 1910 / 180669 Strategy, Policy and Review Department North American Representative Office 15 Aug 2018 15 Oct 2018
Intern - Environment, Natural Resources & Agriculture Division (Flood and Environment Management) - 1904 / 180661 East Asia Department Asian Development Bank Headquarters 15 Aug 2018 15 Oct 2018
Intern - Office of the Principal Director, OAS - 1912 / 180672 Office of Administrative Services Asian Development Bank Headquarters 15 Aug 2018 15 Oct 2018
Intern - Papua New Guinea Resident Mission - 1907 / 180665 Pacific Department Papua New Guinea Resident Mission 15 Aug 2018 15 Oct 2018
Intern - Environment, Natural Resources & Agriculture Division (Water Resources Management) - 1905 / 180662 East Asia Department Asian Development Bank Headquarters 15 Aug 2018 15 Oct 2018
Intern - Public Management, Financial Sector, & Trade Division - 1901 / 180658 Central and West Asia Department Asian Development Bank Headquarters 15 Aug 2018 15 Oct 2018
Intern - Knowledge Sharing and Services Center - 1908 / 180666 Sustainable Development and Climate Change Department Asian Development Bank Headquarters 15 Aug 2018 15 Oct 2018

Contact

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