Thursday, March 20, 2014

Asian Development Bank, Student Associate Program

The Asian Development Bank’s (ADB) North American Representative Office (NARO) in Washington, D.C. is seeking applicants who are nationals of the United States or Canada to participate in a student associate program at ADB’s office in Washington, D.C. ADB seeks to engage a student interested in international development, on a voluntary parttime or full-time basis. The associate will gain close insight into the work of a major international development organization, work collaboratively with experienced professionals, gain a deeper understanding of development finance; and contribute to ADB's work through research and support of public relations activities.

ADB welcomes motivated, open-minded and self-directed students to apply. The student associate program is a research-oriented learning opportunity for graduate students to research thematic and development issues and to network with representatives from other international organizations in the Washington, D.C. area.

• Must be enrolled in a Master's- or PhD-level program at a school in the United States or Canada, both prior to and after the internship assignment;
• Must be engaged in academic study in a field directly related to ADB's work;
• Must be a United States or Canadian national. ADB is unfortunately unable to sponsor this work;
• Must be familiar with using social media tools;
• Must possess an excellent command of English, both orally and written; and
• Should have relevant professional experience.
Preference will be given to students in graduate school MBA, MS Finance, MS Economics, or majoring in international relations, development studies, development economics, political science, or other related fields. Students should demonstrate research and writing skills, and knowledge of Microsoft office applications.
Scope of Work
The associate will work closely and collaboratively with ADB NARO staff including the Representative and Deputy Representative. Duties include (and are not limited to):
• Gather information on new international development discussions, events and reports in North America to inform ADB staff based at headquarters and at resident missions.
• Attend events and briefings at think tank organizations, universities, congressional hearings and government agencies and produce written event summaries.
• Assist with media outreach including editing press releases and updating the media database.
• Assist is disseminating information through NARO’s various social media channels
• Works closely with NARO staff in planning and implementing special projects or programs.
• Assists with other tasks and projects, as needed.
Duration of Program and Transportation Reimbursement
The associate program will commence on or around June 1 for the Summer semester, September 1 for the Fall semester, and January 1 for the Spring semester. Start and end dates are flexible. Work hours can be part-time up to a full-time schedule and may be flexible to accommodate class schedules and work requirements. Associates will be reimbursed for work-related transportation costs to attend briefings and events in Washington, D.C. However, the program will not pay for relocation or living expenses.
The program will be located at ADB’s North American Representative Office in downtown Washington, D.C. The office is accessible by Metro’s subway and buses lines.
To Apply
Please apply by submitting a cover letter, resume, and two writing samples to Michael Reyes at Indicate in your cover letter the university and program you are enrolled in including expected graduation date, and what days and times you would be available to work.
Please submit documentation before the deadlines below:
2014 Spring Semester = Deadline: January 31, 2014
2014 Summer Semester = Deadline: March 31, 2014
2014 Fall Semester = Deadline: June 30, 2014
2015 Spring Semester = Deadline: October 31, 2014
No calls please. Because of the large volume of applications, only those being considered will be contacted for an interview.Please note that ADB does not accept applications from close relatives of ADB personnel.







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