Asian Development Bank Internship Program 515 views

Type of Funding

Partially funded




The Asian Development Bank’s Internship Program provides a project-oriented learning opportunity for graduate students to: work in a major international development organization; work collaboratively with 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.

There are 2 internship periods a year, and ADB is inviting applications for the 2020 Internship Program. The first batch of the 2020 interns will work from January 2020 onwards and the second batch for 2020 will work from June 2020 onwards. There are currently 13 internship positions available for the January 2020 program, tenable at the Asian Development Bank’s headquarters in Philippines:

  • Intern – Treasury Services Division, Treasury Department
  • Intern – Energy Division, Central and West Asia Department
  • Intern – Office of the Director General, East Asia Department
  • Intern – Business Relationships and IT Strategy Division, Office of Information Systems and Technology
  • Intern – Social Sectors and Public Sector Management Division, Pacific Department
  • Intern – Advisory Division 1, Office of Public-Private Partnership
  • Intern – Climate Change & Disaster Risk Management Division, Sustainable Development and Climate Change Department
  • Intern – Office of the Head, OAI, Office of Anticorruption and Integrity
  • Intern – Safeguards Division, Sustainable Development and Climate Change Department
  • Intern – Education SG, SDSC, Sustainable Development and Climate Change Department
  • Intern – Solutions Delivery Division, OIST, Office of Information Systems and Technology
  • Intern – Risk Policy and Infrastructure Division, Office of Risk Management
  • Intern – Urban Development and Water Division, SERD, Southeast Asia Department.

Assignments range from 8 to 26 weeks.


Interns will receive a stipend, according to the location of internships, up to 56 calendar days. Interns may choose to work beyond 56 calendar days in agreement with the designated supervisors, but without stipend. The exception to receiving a stipend is interns who fall under the special arrangement category between select schools and ADB. ADB provides a limited amount to cover part of the airfare travel cost should air travel be necessary between the internship location and the authorized point of origin (i.e. school location). Interns are to bear their own accommodation, food and transportation expenses as well as part of the airfare. Interns also have to get comprehensive insurance coverage for the entire period of the internship.


Applicants must be enrolled in a Masters or PhD program at a school in 1 of the ADB member countries (see the Official Website for member countries), both prior to and after the internship assignment. They have to be nationals of ADB member countries and must be engaged in academic study in a field directly related to ADB’s work. Proficiency in English as well as professional experience relevant to the assignment are required.

Applicants should be motivated, open-minded, and self-directed individuals.


Internship applications are to be done online for the 13 internships currently available, through the ADB Career and Employment System (ACES), by 15 September 2019.

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