Deadline: February 4, 2018 00:00 GMT+0800
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Eligibility: Bachelor’s degree. Masters’ or Ph.D. degree candidate in the area of international relations, development economics, or public administration.
Location: Manila, Philippines

Asian Development Bank Internship 2018

The Asian Development Bank (ADB) is a regional development bank established on 19 December 1966, which is headquartered in the Ortigas Center located in Mandaluyong, Metro Manila, Philippines.

The company also runs 31 field offices around the world to promote social and economic development in Asia.

The bank admits the members of the United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific (UNESCAP, formerly the Economic Commission for Asia and the Far East or ECAFE) and non-regional developed countries.

Internship overview

The Internship Program helps ADB enhance a platform to exchange and generate knowledge with external partners.

It also enables ADB to identify potential future staff. The topic of this internship is Comparative Analysis of (multilateral development bank) MDBs’ Best Practices on the Management of (board of directors) BOD Official Travel.

The Board of Directors is responsible for the direction of the general operations of the Bank. It exercises all powers delegated to it by the Board of Governors. Part of its job is to conduct official travel as representatives of ADB’s member countries. The assignment will involve looking at best practices and studying occurrence or frequency of exceptions to the Bank’s implementing travel guidelines.

Why apply?

  • ADB provides a stipend of 69 USD per day for a maximum of 56 calendar days only. Interns may choose to continue work beyond 56 calendar days in agreement with the designated supervisors but without stipend.
  • They offer competitive remuneration and a comprehensive benefits package that includes worldwide medical insurance cover for staff and dependents, life and disability insurance, lea, benefits for contingent events, and retirement benefits.
  • Additional benefits may be provided to international staff if they meet the eligibility criteria for the particular benefit.


  • Bachelor’s degree. Masters’ or Ph.D. degree candidate in the area of international relations, development economics, or public administration.
  • Strong research and analytical skills. Good knowledge of planning and budget analysis.
  • Excellent command of written and spoken English. Proficient in MS applications.
  • Works pleasantly with others. Thinks out of the box.
  • Are committed to contributing to the development, cooperation, and integration of countries in Asia and the Pacific
  • Are a citizen of an ADB member
  • Have a strong academic background, preferably with a postgraduate degree such as an MBA, Masters, or Ph.D.
    Have considerable expertise and experience in your profession
    Have experience in projects and programs for developing countries
  • Are proficient in both written and spoken English
  • Can work with individuals of different nationalities and cultures

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