SPRING 2022 ADB North American Strategy, Policy and Partnerships Intern

The North American Representative Office at the Asian Development Bank seeks a graduate student intern to examine issues relating to the mobilization of private finance for development and how international financial institutions approach this issue. This opportunity will begin in  January of 2022 for a duration of 8 weeks with the possibility of an extension. The intern will either be wrong from the NOAR office in Washington, DC, or remotely based on Covid-19 Policies and Restrictions

The deadline to apply for this opportunity is September 15, 2021.


The graduate student will examine:

  • Contributions, and sector and geographical priorities of major institutional investors involved;
  • ESG standards followed and their potential for meeting Corporate Social Responsibility requirements of institutional investors and other private financiers;
  • Key financial instruments for de-risking projects and which financial instruments are more appropriate for various types of projects;
  • What the main information gaps or obstacles that hinder private resource mobilization are, especially in partnership with ADB


  • Currently enrolled in a Master’s or Ph.D. Program in a field of study directly related to ADBs work
  • Familiarity with a variety of financing structures and de-risking tools is a plus

Application Process

Upload the following documents in the “Attachments” section of your application:

  • Curriculum vitae (CV)
  • Proof of enrollment to a Masters’s or PhD program. Inclusive dates should confirm that you will be enrolled during the intended period of assignment.
  • Essay in MS WORD or PDF document, maximum of 1500 words per question. (Please see essay questions below)

Essay Questions

  • Describe one example of your experience that demonstrated your interest in working in ADB.
  • Highlight your qualifications that will help accomplish this internship assignment (e.g., coursework, research, work experience, etc.).

For more information and to apply, click here.

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