Asian Development Bank

Intern (Human and Social Development Division)

Asian Development Bank

Job Description

1. Internship TOPIC: "South Asia's Experience and Innovations to Combat Coronavirus Disease 2019 (Covid-19)." 2. SUMMARY OF JOB DESCRIPTION:
  • Research and provide detailed Analysis on successful models of COVID-19 response in Asia, particularly South Asia, with a focus on large underserved populations;

  • Summarize latest literature on the topic, list the methodologies adopted for analysis, and describe the benefits and disadvantages of different approaches;

  • Analyze information from management perspectives such as implementation and governance arrangements and cost structures as well as from the perspective of health outcomes;

  • Develop a well-structured research report;

  • Develop and deliver a presentation to ADB staff on findings.

  • Duration: 8 weeks (with a possibility of extension)

  • Timing: January 2021

4. LOCATION: ADB Headquarters, Manila, Philippines 5. EXPECTED OUTCOMES: An internship report to meet the job description and a summary presentation to be made to ADB audience.


  • be enrolled in a Master's or a PhD program in Public Health, with a focus on Global Health systems in developing countries at a school in one of the ADB member countries, both prior to and after the internship assignment; and

  • be engaged in academic study in a field directly related to ADB's work.

7. RELEVANT EXPERIENCE AND OTHER REQUIREMENTS: Good analytical skills. Good oral and written communication skills in English. Experience in developing countries, especially in Asia, is desirable. ADDITIONAL REQUIREMENTS: Upload the following documents in the “Attachments” section of your application: 1. Curriculum vitae (CV) 2. Proof of enrollment to a Masters or PhD program. Inclusive dates should confirm that you will be enrolled during the intended period of assignment. 3. Essay in MS WORD or PDF document, maximum of 1500 words per question. (Please see essay questions below) ESSAY QUESTIONS: (1) Describe one example of your experience that demonstrated your interest in working in ADB. (2) Highlight your qualifications that will help accomplish this internship assignment (e.g., coursework, research, work experience, etc.).
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