Asian Development Bank Internship Program 373 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.

ADB is inviting applications for the 2018 Internship Program, the first batch of which will work from January 2018 onwards, whilst its second batch for 2018 will work from June 2018 onwards. Assignments range from 8 to 26 weeks.


Stipend is provided to all interns 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. 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 shoulder accommodation and transportation; part of the airfare and food expense. Interns also have to get comprehensive insurance coverage for the entire period of the internship.


The internships are open to eligible postgraduate students from ADB member countries (see the Official Website for member countries). Internship candidates must be enrolled in a Masters or PhD level program at a school in 1 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; possess an excellent command of English; and have professional experience relevant to the assignment.

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


Internship applications will be done online through the ADB Career and Employment System (ACES).  The application periods for the 2018 Internship Program are as follows:

  • 1st batch: 15 August 2017 to 15 October 2017
  • 2nd batch: 1 December 2017 to 31 January 2018

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