Asian Development Bank

Intern (Public Management, Financial Sector, & Trade Division)

Asian Development Bank

Job Description

1. Internship TOPIC: "Regional Trade and Private Sector Development in Central West Asia Region." 2. SUMMARY OF JOB DESCRIPTION: Under the guidance of the supervisors and with engagement of the Project Team Leaders, the Intern will assist in background research and prepare a report on at least one topic and address the following for the chosen topic:
  • Policy recommendations for improved Trade & Competitiveness in the region.

  • Policy recommendations and roadmap for Improved Private Sector Development and/or Investment Climate Reforms.

  • What examples are there in more developed member countries and could this be translated with modifications in the region?

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

  • Timing: January 2021

4. LOCATION: ADB Headquarters, Manila, Philippines 5. EXPECTED OUTCOMES:
  • A written report and oral presentation with case studies and explanations on the topic.


6. EDUCATION REQUIREMENTS: Written and verbal fluency in English is essential, currently enrolled in a Masters or PhD program on the chosen topic and sector, including public management, finance, trade and economics 7. RELEVANT EXPERIENCE AND OTHER REQUIREMENTS: Familiarity with the region and sectors, including work experience and languages would be preferred, but not essential requirements. Women are strongly encouraged to apply. 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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