• Paid

The Asian Development Bank (ADB) is seeking interns. 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 envisions a prosperous, inclusive, resilient, and sustainable Asia and the Pacific while sustaining its efforts to eradicate extreme poverty in the region. Despite the region’s many successes, it remains home to a large share of the world’s poor: 263 million living on less than $1.90 a day and 1.1 billion on less than $3.20 a day.

ADB supports projects in developing member countries that create economic and development impact, delivered through both public and private sector operations, advisory services, and knowledge support.

The global development challenges facing the world, such as climate change, water security, inequality, and poverty, can only be resolved at an international level. ADB provides its member countries in Asia and the Pacific with the knowledge and expertise to tackle these problems.

From 31 members at its establishment in 1966, ADB has grown to encompass 68 members—of which 49 are from within Asia and the Pacific and 19 outside. ADB assists its members, and partners, by providing loans, technical assistance, grants, and equity investments to promote social and economic development.

ADB maximizes the development impact of its assistance by facilitating policy dialogues, providing advisory services, and mobilizing financial resources through cofinancing operations that tap official, commercial, and export credit sources.

ADB was conceived in the early 1960s as a financial institution that would be Asian in character and foster economic growth and cooperation in one of the poorest regions in the world.

A resolution passed at the first Ministerial Conference on Asian Economic Cooperation held by the United Nations Economic Commission for Asia and the Far East in 1963 set that vision on the way to becoming reality.

The Philippines capital of Manila was chosen to host the new institution, which opened on 19 December 1966, with 31 members that came together to serve a predominantly agricultural region. Takeshi Watanabe was ADB’s first President.

During the 1960s, ADB focused much of its assistance on food production and rural development.




  • Stipend for the duration of the internship
  • Opportunity to work in a major international development organization
  • Opportunity to work collaboratively with experienced professionals from over 50 different countries
  • Gaining a deeper understanding of development finance and the impact of the work ADB does
  • Contributing to ADB’s business through research outputs



  • 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
  • Engaged in academic study in a field directly related to ADB’s work
  • A national of one of ADB’s members
  • Excellent command of English; and
  • Professional experience relevant to the assignment

Note: ADB does not accept applications from close relatives of ADB personnel.


Eligible Regions: ADB members countries

Application Process

  • Search for jobs at ADB Career and Employment System (ACES) available at https://adb.taleo.net/careersection/2/jobsearch.ftl?lang=en
  • Use apply button to start the application
  • Create an account at the portal and complete the application


Application Deadline: February 15, 2023

Application ClosedOfficial link

For Further Queries

For further queries send a message to ADB Internship available at https://www.adb.org/contact?target=+axQx/+PAHlYLNsKRSfFU+ls7e3lKW4nA3ETM25sDHk=&name=ADB%20Internship&referrer=node/569181
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