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 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

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 - Government Relations Unit - 1731 170104 Office of Administrative Services Asian Development Bank Headquarters 15 Jan 2017 15 Mar 2017
Intern - Office of the General Counsel - 1723 170092 Office of the General Counsel Asian Development Bank Headquarters 15 Jan 2017 15 Mar 2017
Intern - Private Sector Transaction Support Division - 1714 170082 Private Sector Operations Department Asian Development Bank Headquarters 15 Jan 2017 15 Mar 2017
Intern - Urban Development and Water Division, SARD - 1721 170090 South Asia Department Nepal Resident Mission 15 Jan 2017 15 Mar 2017
Intern - Environment and Safeguards Division - 1716 170084 Sustainable Development and Climate Change Department Asian Development Bank Headquarters 15 Jan 2017 15 Mar 2017
Intern - Office of the Head, Office of Anticorruption and Integrity - 1727 170096 Office of Anticorruption and Integrity Asian Development Bank Headquarters 15 Jan 2017 15 Mar 2017
Intern - Regional Cooperation and Operations Coordination Division, CWRD - 1709 170101 Central and West Asia Department Asian Development Bank Headquarters 15 Jan 2017 15 Mar 2017
Intern - The Secretary's Office - 1724 170093 Office of the Secretary Asian Development Bank Headquarters 15 Jan 2017 15 Mar 2017
Intern - Infrastructure Finance Division 2 - 1715 170083 Private Sector Operations Department Thailand Resident Mission 15 Jan 2017 15 Mar 2017
Intern - Office of Cofinancing Operations - 1722 170091 Office of Cofinancing Operations Asian Development Bank Headquarters 15 Jan 2017 15 Mar 2017
Intern - Health Sector Group - SDSC - 1718 170086 Sustainable Development and Climate Change Department Asian Development Bank Headquarters 15 Jan 2017 15 Mar 2017
Intern - Trust Fund and Administrative Expenses Section - 1728 170097 Controller's Department Asian Development Bank Headquarters 15 Jan 2017 15 Mar 2017
Intern - Energy Division, CWRD - 1710 170103 Central and West Asia Department Asian Development Bank Headquarters 15 Jan 2017 15 Mar 2017
Intern - Procurement Division 1 - 1730 170099 Operations Services and Financial Management Department Asian Development Bank Headquarters 15 Jan 2017 15 Mar 2017
Intern - Agriculture, Rural Development & Food Security Unit - 1717 170085 Sustainable Development and Climate Change Department Asian Development Bank Headquarters 15 Jan 2017 15 Mar 2017
Intern - Office of the Compliance Review Panel - 1726 170095 Office of the Compliance Review Panel Asian Development Bank Headquarters 15 Jan 2017 15 Mar 2017
Intern - Public Management, Financial Sector, and Trade Division, SARD - 1720 170089 South Asia Department Asian Development Bank Headquarters 15 Jan 2017 15 Mar 2017
Intern - Policy and Systems Division - 1729 170098 Office of Risk Management Asian Development Bank Headquarters 15 Jan 2017 15 Mar 2017
Intern - Transport and Communications Division, EARD - 1711 170077 East Asia Department Asian Development Bank Headquarters 15 Jan 2017 15 Mar 2017
Intern - Regional Cooperation and Integration Division - 1712 170078 Economic Research and Regional Cooperation Department Asian Development Bank Headquarters 15 Jan 2017 15 Mar 2017
Intern - Health Sector Group - SDSC - 1719 170088 Sustainable Development and Climate Change Department Asian Development Bank Headquarters 15 Jan 2017 15 Mar 2017
Intern - Macroeconomics Research Division - 1713 170079 Economic Research and Regional Cooperation Department Asian Development Bank Headquarters 15 Jan 2017 15 Mar 2017
Intern - Department of External Relations - 1725 170094 Department of External Relations Asian Development Bank Headquarters 15 Jan 2017 15 Mar 2017
Intern - Office of Information Systems and Technology (Change Management and Communications) - 1732 170100 Office of Information Systems and Technology Asian Development Bank Headquarters 15 Jan 2017 15 Mar 2017

Contact

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