Call for Applications: 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 2020 Internship Program:

  • 1st batch: 1 August to 30 September 2020
    • On board: January 2021 onwards
  • 2nd batch: 1 December 2020 to 31 January 2021
    • On board: June 2021 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 NumberDepartmentLocationPosting DateClosing Date
Intern – Urban Development and Water Division, SARD – 2112 / 200368South Asia DepartmentAsian Development Bank Headquarters7 Aug 20207 Oct 2020
Intern – Water SG, SDSC – 2108 / 200363Sustainable Development and Climate Change DepartmentAsian Development Bank Headquarters7 Aug 20207 Oct 2020
Intern – Public Management, Financial Sector, & Trade Division, SERD – 2114 / 200370Southeast Asia DepartmentCambodia Resident Mission7 Aug 20207 Oct 2020
Intern – Digital Innovation and Architecture Division – 2119 / 200375Information Technology DepartmentAsian Development Bank Headquarters7 Aug 20207 Oct 2020
Intern – Office of the Chief Economist and Director General, ERCD – 2104 / 200358Economic Research and Regional Cooperation DepartmentAsian Development Bank Headquarters7 Aug 20207 Oct 2020
Intern – Sustainable Infrastructure Division, EARD – 2103 / 200357East Asia DepartmentAsian Development Bank Headquarters7 Aug 20207 Oct 2020
Intern – Thailand Resident Mission – 2115 / 200371Southeast Asia DepartmentThailand Resident Mission7 Aug 20207 Oct 2020
Intern – Viet Nam Resident Mission – 2113 / 200369Southeast Asia DepartmentViet Nam Resident Mission7 Aug 20207 Oct 2020
Intern – Human and Social Development Division, SARD – 2111 / 200367South Asia DepartmentAsian Development Bank Headquarters7 Aug 20207 Oct 2020
Intern – Education SG, SDSC – 2109 / 200364Sustainable Development and Climate Change DepartmentAsian Development Bank Headquarters7 Aug 20207 Oct 2020
Intern – Unit for Nonsovereign Operations – 2117 / 200373Strategy, Policy and Partnerships DepartmentAsian Development Bank Headquarters7 Aug 20207 Oct 2020
Intern – NGO and Civil Society Center – 2110 / 200365Sustainable Development and Climate Change DepartmentAsian Development Bank Headquarters7 Aug 20207 Oct 2020
Intern – Public Management, Financial Sector, & Trade Division, CWRD – 2101 / 200355Central and West Asia DepartmentAsian Development Bank Headquarters7 Aug 20207 Oct 2020
Intern – Urban and Social Sectors Division, EARD – 2102 / 200356East Asia DepartmentAsian Development Bank Headquarters7 Aug 20207 Oct 2020
Intern – Infrastructure Finance Division 1 – 2107 / 200362Private Sector Operations DepartmentAsian Development Bank Headquarters7 Aug 20207 Oct 2020
Intern – Thematic and Country Division – 2105 / 200359Independent Evaluation DepartmentAsian Development Bank Headquarters7 Aug 20207 Oct 2020
Intern – Portfolio, Results, and Quality Control Unit, PARD – 2106 / 200361Pacific DepartmentAsian Development Bank Headquarters7 Aug 20207 Oct 2020

Contact

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

For more information please open this link

https://www.adb.org/work-with-us/careers/internship-program