Deadline: 1st batch – 1 August to 30 September 2020; 2nd batch – 1 December 2020 to 31 January 2021
Open to: students at a Master’s- or PhD-level program at a school in one of the ADB member nations
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. It helps ADB enhance a platform to exchange and generate knowledge with external partners. It also enables ADB to identify potential future staff.
ADB advertises internship assignments twice a year and welcomes motivated, open-minded, and self-directed individuals to apply.
Internship 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.
ADB does not accept applications from close relatives of ADB personnel.
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.
Moreover, the 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. Exception to receiving stipend would be interns who fall under the special arrangement category between select schools and ADB.