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.
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 2017 Internship Program:
- 1st batch: 15 August to 15 October 2016
- On board: January 2017 onwards
- 2nd batch: 15 January to 15 March 2017
- On board: June 2017 onwards
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.
|Title||Reference Number||Department||Location||Posting Date||Closing Date|
|Intern - Urban, Social Development & Public Management Division, PARD - 1703||160706||Pacific Department||Asian Development Bank Headquarters||16 Aug 2016||15 Oct 2016|
|Intern - Office of the Director General, Independent Evaluation Department - 1701||160703||Independent Evaluation Department||Asian Development Bank Headquarters||16 Aug 2016||15 Oct 2016|
|Intern - Office of Public-Private Partnership - 1702||160705||Office of Public-Private Partnership||Asian Development Bank Headquarters||16 Aug 2016||15 Oct 2016|
|Intern - Pacific Liaison and Coordination Office in Sydney, Australia - 1704||160707||Pacific Department||Pacific Liaison and Coordination Office in Sydney||16 Aug 2016||15 Oct 2016|
|Intern - North American Representative Office - 1705||160708||Strategy and Policy Department||North American Representative Office||17 Aug 2016||15 Oct 2016|
For questions related to internship, please email the ADB Internship Program.