Internship Program at the Asian Development Bank

Application periods for the 2013 Internship Program:

  • 1st Batch – Closed
  •  2nd Batch – 18 January to 13 February 2013
  • 3rd Batch – 15 March to 10 April 2013
 ADB’s vision is an Asia and Pacific region free of poverty. ADB welcomes motivated, open-minded and self-directed individuals to apply for internship assignments requiring further research and assistance, identified by the Regional and Knowledge Departments, as well as the Private Sector Operations Department in ADB. The Internship Program is a project-oriented learning opportunity for graduate candidates which offer widely-varied assignments year to year depending on business needs.

The program offers eligible candidates of members 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 members, 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 relevant professional experience.


*** ADB does not accept applications from close relatives of ADB personnel.

The internship application process is online through the ADB Recruitment Center. School registration and nomination is no longer required.

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