The ADB Internship Program is a competitive initiative specially designed for ambitious students and graduates who are enthusiastic about making a difference in the region. The program aims to offer interns a comprehensive understanding of ADB’s operations, policies, and projects while supporting their professional growth through mentorship and training.
To be eligible for the ADB Internship Program, candidates must meet specific criteria. They should be enrolled in a Master’s or PhD program or have completed their Bachelor’s degree within the past two years. Additionally, candidates must possess exceptional academic records, strong analytical and research skills, and demonstrate a keen interest in fields relevant to ADB’s work, such as economics, finance, public administration, engineering, or environmental studies.
Duration and Location
The ADB Internship Program spans a period of 10 weeks, commencing from June to August 2024. Interns will be based either at ADB headquarters in Manila, Philippines or at any of its field offices located across Asia and the Pacific. This provides interns with an immersive experience in diverse cultures, economies, and development challenges within the region.
Benefits of the Internship Program
Selected interns will receive a stipend, airfare, and a housing allowance to ensure a comfortable and enriching experience throughout the program. The ADB also provides comprehensive medical and accident insurance coverage. Moreover, interns will have access to various learning opportunities, including seminars, workshops, and networking events, where they can interact with professionals and experts in the field.
Throughout the internship, participants will be assigned to different departments and divisions within the ADB, aligning with their academic backgrounds and interests. They will collaborate closely with experienced professionals on ongoing projects, conducting research, analyzing data, and contributing to policy development. This hands-on experience allows interns to apply their knowledge in real-world scenarios and contribute to the ADB’s mission of reducing poverty and promoting sustainable development.
Mentorship and Support
Recognizing the significance of mentorship, the ADB provides interns with guidance and support throughout their journey. Each intern will be paired with a mentor who will offer advice, feedback, and career guidance. This mentorship program aims to foster personal and professional growth, ensuring that interns gain a comprehensive understanding of the development sector.
Application Process and Timeline
Candidates can apply for the ADB Internship Program through the official ADB website or the designated application portal. The application period typically opens in September and closes in November. Shortlisted candidates will undergo interviews and assessments before the final selection is made. Successful applicants will be notified by April 2024.
The ADB Internship Program presents a unique opportunity for young professionals to contribute to the development agenda of the Asia-Pacific region. By participating in this fully funded program, interns acquire valuable skills, expand their networks, and gain experiences that pave the way for a successful career in international development. The ADB’s dedication to investing in the next generation of leaders makes the Internship Program a stepping stone toward a brighter future for aspiring change-makers.