Asian Development Bank (ADB) Internship Program 2021 for Graduate Students (Batch 2)

Asian Development Bank (ADB) Internship Program 2021 for Graduate Students (Batch 2)

Deadline: January 31, 2021

Applications are open for the Asian Development Bank (ADB) Internship Program 2021. 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.

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.


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.

Evaluation Criteria

ADB evaluates applications based on:

  • eligibility requirements
  • relevance of academic study and work experience
  • the level of interest and motivation to contribute to development work.
  • ADB also considers institutional representation, gender, and nationality balance in the over-all intern selection process.


Candidates apply through ACES, prepare their CVs and answer the essay questions.

  • All documents (CV and essay) are uploaded to ACES to complete application.
  • Applications submitted after the deadline will not be considered.
  • To avoid errors in submission, applicants are advised not to wait until the last day of the application period in submitting their internship applications.

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For more information, visit Asian Development Bank.