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 2018 Internship Program:

  • 1st batch: 15 August to 15 October 2017
    • On board: January 2018 onwards
  • 2nd batch: 1 December 2017 to 31 January 2018
    • On board: June 2018 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 - Knowledge Sharing and Services Center - 1806 170677 Sustainable Development and Climate Change Department Asian Development Bank Headquarters 15 Aug 2017 15 Oct 2017
Intern - Results Management and Aid Effectiveness Division - 1810 170683 Strategy, Policy and Review Department Asian Development Bank Headquarters 15 Aug 2017 15 Oct 2017
Intern - Office of Cofinancing Operations - 1808 170680 Office of Cofinancing Operations Asian Development Bank Headquarters 15 Aug 2017 15 Oct 2017
Intern - Development Economics and Indicators Division - 1801 170672 Economic Research and Regional Cooperation Department Asian Development Bank Headquarters 15 Aug 2017 15 Oct 2017
Intern - Private Sector Investment Funds & Special Initiatives Div - 1804 170675 Private Sector Operations Department Asian Development Bank Headquarters 15 Aug 2017 15 Oct 2017
Intern - Office of the Auditor General - 1809 170681 Office of the Auditor General Asian Development Bank Headquarters 15 Aug 2017 15 Oct 2017
Intern - Sector and Project Division - 1802 170673 Independent Evaluation Department Asian Development Bank Headquarters 15 Aug 2017 15 Oct 2017
Intern - Health Sector Group - SDSC - 1805 170676 Sustainable Development and Climate Change Department Asian Development Bank Headquarters 15 Aug 2017 15 Oct 2017
Intern - Office of Public-Private Partnership - 1803 170674 Office of Public-Private Partnership Asian Development Bank Headquarters 15 Aug 2017 15 Oct 2017
Intern - Human and Social Development Division, SARD - 1807 170678 South Asia Department Asian Development Bank Headquarters 15 Aug 2017 15 Oct 2017
Intern - Investigations Division - 1811 170684 Office of Anticorruption and Integrity Asian Development Bank Headquarters 17 Aug 2017 15 Oct 2017

Contact

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