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Asian Development Bank Graduate Internship Program

Last updated: Sep 14, 2023

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Target: International Students,

Award Value: Paid Internship,

Host Institution: Asia Development Bank


September / February

Asia Development Bank for Master's and PhD StudentsApplications are hereby invited from suitably qualified graduate students (master’s and PhD) for the Asia Development Bank Internship Program. The interns will have the opportunity to work with experts in a major international development organization. Interested candidates are encouraged to forward their applications before the deadline.

Internship Details

The Asian Development Bank (ADB) envisions a prosperous, inclusive, resilient, and sustainable Asia and the Pacific, while sustaining its efforts to eradicate extreme poverty in the region.

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.

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Program Benefits

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.

Level and Areas of Study

The program is for Postgraduates across various disciplines.

Eligibility Criteria

To be considered eligible for Asia Development Bank Internship Program, 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.

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Application Procedure

Eligible candidates should apply online 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.
    • 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.

Submission Deadline: September 15 / February 15, yearly.

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