Apply/ Asian Development Bank (ADB) Internship Program 2021

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 2021 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 – Macroeconomics Research Division – 2123 / 200525Economic Research and Regional Cooperation DepartmentAsian Development Bank Headquarters8 Dec 202031 Jan 2021
Intern – European Representative Office (ERO) – 2128 / 200531Strategy, Policy and Partnerships DepartmentEuropean Representative Office8 Dec 202031 Jan 2021
Intern – Prevention and Compliance Division – 2129 / 200532Office of Anticorruption and IntegrityAsian Development Bank Headquarters8 Dec 202031 Jan 2021
Intern – Infrastructure and Technology Division – 2132 / 200535Information Technology DepartmentAsian Development Bank Headquarters8 Dec 202031 Jan 2021
Intern – Energy Division, PARD – 2133 / 200537Pacific DepartmentAsian Development Bank Headquarters8 Dec 202031 Jan 2021
Intern – Infrastructure Finance Division 2 – 2125 / 200528Private Sector Operations DepartmentThailand Resident Mission8 Dec 202031 Jan 2021
Intern – Finance SG, SDSC – 2126 / 200529Sustainable Development and Climate Change DepartmentAsian Development Bank Headquarters8 Dec 202031 Jan 2021
Intern – Office of the Principal Director, OAS – 2131 / 200534Office of Administrative ServicesAsian Development Bank Headquarters8 Dec 202031 Jan 2021
Intern – Advisory Division 2, OPPP – 2124 / 200527Office of Public-Private PartnershipAsian Development Bank Headquarters8 Dec 202031 Jan 2021
Intern – Environment, Natural Resources & Agriculture Division, CWRD – 2121 / 200523Central and West Asia DepartmentAsian Development Bank Headquarters8 Dec 202031 Jan 2021
Intern – Treasury Quantitative Analysis Unit – 2130 / 200533Treasury DepartmentAsian Development Bank Headquarters8 Dec 202031 Jan 2021
Intern – Statistics and Data Innovation Unit – 2122 / 200524Economic Research and Regional Cooperation DepartmentAsian Development Bank Headquarters8 Dec 202031 Jan 2021
Intern – Public Management, Financial Sector, & Trade Division, SERD – 2127 / 200530Southeast Asia DepartmentAsian Development Bank Headquarters8 Dec 202031 Jan 2021
Intern – People’s Republic of China Resident Mission – 2134 / 200562East Asia DepartmentPeople’s Republic of China Resident Mission10 Dec 202031 Jan 2021

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#accordion-0-6