Asian Development Bank’s Internship Program is Now Accepting Applicants

The Asian Development Bank (ADB) encourages motivated, open-minded, and self-directed individuals to apply for the Internship Program. ADB offers an experiential and project-oriented learning opportunities for graduate students. The assignments vary broadly and depend on the business needs every year.

We are preparing for the 2021 Internship Program – First Batch (Application period: 07 August to 07 October 2020, On-boarding: January 2021 onwards)

The internship program offers students opportunities 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.

Intern Qualifications:

• 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;
• engaged in academic study in a field directly related to ADB’s work;
• a national of one of ADB’s members;
• possess an excellent command of English; and
• have professional experience relevant to the assignment.

ADB provides interns with a stipend of $70USD daily for the duration of the assignment and an allowance for round trip airfare. Interns are responsible for other expenses including own living accommodations. ADB supports interns to obtain visa for the assigned locations if needed. For more information, please visit our Internship Program site.

Internship opportunities are now posted for application. Interested applicants may register and apply at ADB Career and Employment System (ACES).

Please click on the position titles below for detailed information, instructions, and application procedures.


Position Title Department Internship Topic Requisition No. Closing Date
Intern – Viet Nam Resident Mission – 2113 Southeast Asia Department “Integrated Multisector Provincial Development Study.” 200369 07 Oct 2020
Intern – Education SG, SDSC – 2109 Sustainable Development and Climate Change Department “Digital Platforms for Education and Training.” 200364 07 Oct 2020
Intern – Water SG, SDSC – 2108 Sustainable Development and Climate Change Department “Enhancing Investment and Sustainability of Wastewater Treatment Facilities.” 200363 07 Oct 2020
Intern – Public Management, Financial Sector, & Trade Division, SERD – 2114 Southeast Asia Department “Assist and gather inputs to explore ADB further support through Programs and/or Projects under SEPF to implement the Government’s guarantee on public private partnerships (PPPs) investments in Cambodia.” 200370 07 Oct 2020
Intern – Thailand Resident Mission – 2115 Southeast Asia Department “Informal workers in Thailand – pathways to a new beginning.” 200371 07 Oct 2020
Intern – Digital Innovation and Architecture Division – 2119 Information Technology Department “Catalyzing emerging digital technologies.” 200375 07 Oct 2020
Intern – Unit for Nonsovereign Operations – 2117 Strategy, Policy and Partnerships Department “Implementation and operationalization of the pilot Private Sector Window (PSW) and facilitating Blended Concessional Finance Solutions for Private Sector Operations.” 200373 07 Oct 2020
Intern – Human and Social Development Division, SARD – 2111 South Asia Department “South Asia’s Experience and Innovations to Combat Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19).” 200367 07 Oct 2020
Intern – Urban Development and Water Division, SARD – 2112 South Asia Department “Research on Technical & Vocational Education and Training (TVET) and other relevant informal/non-institutionalized skill training programs for Buddhist Circuit Tourism Development in India.” 200368 07 Oct 2020
Intern – Office of the Chief Economist and Director General, ERCD – 2104 Economic Research and Regional Cooperation Department “Impact of digitization on micro, small and medium sized enterprises and consumer welfare.” 200358 07 Oct 2020
Intern – Sustainable Infrastructure Division, EARD – 2103 East Asia Department “Rural and remote road safety in Mongolia.” 200357 07 Oct 2020
Intern – Urban and Social Sectors Division, EARD – 2102 East Asia Department “Healthy and Age-Friendly Cities: New Opportunities for City- and Community Development.” 200356 07 Oct 2020
Intern – Thematic and Country Division – 2105 Independent Evaluation Department “Data scientist to data mine social media to garner public perceptions of ADB COVID-19 support to developing member countries.” 200359 07 Oct 2020
Intern – Portfolio, Results, and Quality Control Unit, PARD – 2106 Pacific Department “Data analysis and management information systems for Portfolio, Procurement and Financial Management.” 200361 07 Oct 2020
Intern – NGO and Civil Society Center – 2110 Sustainable Development and Climate Change Department “Strengthening Civil Society Engagement at Project Concept Stage.” 200365 07 Oct 2020
Intern – Infrastructure Finance Division 1 – 2107 Private Sector Operations Department “Research of risk mitigation and concessional financing products available for Fragile and Conflict Affected Situations (FCAS).” 200362 07 Oct 2020
Intern – Public Management, Financial Sector, & Trade Division, CWRD – 2101 Central and West Asia Department “Regional Trade and Private Sector Development in Central West Asia Region.” 200355 07 Oct 2020

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