[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 - Thematic and Country Division - 1917 / 180971 Independent Evaluation Department Asian Development Bank Headquarters 30 Nov 2018 31 Jan 2019
Intern - Infrastructure Finance Division 2 - 1921 / 180975 Private Sector Operations Department Thailand Resident Mission 30 Nov 2018 31 Jan 2019
Intern - Office of Public-Private Partnership - 1918 / 180972 Office of Public-Private Partnership Asian Development Bank Headquarters 30 Nov 2018 31 Jan 2019
Intern - Private Sector Investment Funds & Special Initiatives Division - 1922 / 180976 Private Sector Operations Department Asian Development Bank Headquarters 30 Nov 2018 31 Jan 2019
Intern - Environment and Safeguards Division - 1924 / 180978 Sustainable Development and Climate Change Department Asian Development Bank Headquarters 30 Nov 2018 31 Jan 2019
Intern - Risk Policy and Infrastructure Division - 1927 / 180981 Office of Risk Management Asian Development Bank Headquarters 30 Nov 2018 31 Jan 2019
Intern - Office of the Chief Economist and Director General, ERCD - 1915 / 180969 Economic Research and Regional Cooperation Department Asian Development Bank Headquarters 30 Nov 2018 31 Jan 2019
Intern - Infrastructure and Technology Operations Division - 1928 / 180982 Office of Information Systems and Technology Asian Development Bank Headquarters 30 Nov 2018 31 Jan 2019
Intern - The Secretary's Office - 1926 / 180980 Office of the Secretary Asian Development Bank Headquarters 30 Nov 2018 31 Jan 2019
Intern - Infrastructure Finance Division 2 - 1920 / 180974 Private Sector Operations Department Asian Development Bank Headquarters 30 Nov 2018 31 Jan 2019
Intern - Climate Change & Disaster Risk Management Division - 1923 / 180977 Sustainable Development and Climate Change Department Asian Development Bank Headquarters 30 Nov 2018 31 Jan 2019
Intern - Office of the Chief Economist and Director General, ERCD - 1916 / 180970 Economic Research and Regional Cooperation Department Asian Development Bank Headquarters 30 Nov 2018 31 Jan 2019
Intern - Portfolio Management Division, PSOD - 1919 / 180973 Private Sector Operations Department Asian Development Bank Headquarters 30 Nov 2018 31 Jan 2019
Intern - Development Economics and Indicators Division - 1914 / 180968 Economic Research and Regional Cooperation Department Asian Development Bank Headquarters 30 Nov 2018 31 Jan 2019
Intern - Macroeconomics Research Division - 1913 / 180967 Economic Research and Regional Cooperation Department Asian Development Bank Headquarters 30 Nov 2018 31 Jan 2019
Intern - Urban Development and Water Division, SARD - 1925 / 180979 South Asia Department Asian Development Bank Headquarters 30 Nov 2018 31 Jan 2019
Intern - Office of the Compliance Review Panel - 1929 / 180998 Office of the Compliance Review Panel Asian Development Bank Headquarters 6 Dec 2018 31 Jan 2019

Contact

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