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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 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 member countries the

  1. work in a major international development organization;
  2. work collaboratively with experienced professionals from over 50 different countries;
  3. gain a deeper understanding of development finance and the impact of the work ADB does; and
  4. 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 member countries, 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 member countries;
  • possess an excellent command of English; and
  • have relevant professional experience.

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

The ADB internship application process goes ONLINE for the 2011 Internship intake. We will now receive candidate applications directly. School registration and nomination is no longer required.

You have three opportunities to apply for the ADB Internship Program in 2011:

  • November 2010
  • January-February 2011
  • March-April 2011

Register in ADB Recruitment Center (ARC) and read instructions thoroughly for successful submission of applications. Please note that non-submission of CV and essays will deem application INCOMPLETE and WILL NOT BE PROCESSED FURTHER.

Do I get paid for ADB’s internships?

Yes, all interns receive stipend up to 56 calendar days based on internship location per diem policy. Interns may choose to continue to work beyond 56 calendar days, in agreement with host department, but without stipend.  The total stipend in Manila is US$3080.00 for 56 calendar days (as of Nov, 2010).