Monday, October 19, 2015

Spring 2016 Internship: The Asian Development Bank's North American Representative Office

The Asian Development Bank's (ADB) North American Representative Office (NARO)
Deadline: October 30, 2015

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 part-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 external relations activities.

ADB welcomes motivated, open-minded and self-directed students to apply. The student associate program is an 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 possess an excellent command of English, both orally and written; and 
  • Should have relevant professional experience.
Preference will be given to students majoring in development studies, development economics, international relations, 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):
  • Gathers information on new international development discussions, events and news in North America to inform ADB staff based at headquarters and at resident missions.
  • Attends events and briefings at think tank organizations, universities, congressional hearings and government agencies and produce written event summaries.
  • Assists with media outreach including editing press releases and in 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 including administration needs, such as staffing the front desk, if needed, and supporting administrative staff during special functions.
Duration of Program and Transportation Reimbursement
The associate program will commence on or around June 1 for the Summer semester,
September 8 for the Fall semester, and January 5 for the Spring semester. Start and end dates
are flexible. Work hours are on a part-time schedule and may be flexible to accommodate class
schedules and work requirements.
Associates will be reimbursed for transportation costs to attend work-related events and
meetings on behalf of ADB in Washington, D.C. The program will not pay for any other
expenses including 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 bus 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 deadline below:

2016 Spring Semester = Deadline: October 30, 2015.

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.

About ADB
ADB's vision is an Asia and Pacific region free of poverty. Its mission is to help its developing member
countries reduce poverty and improve the quality of life of their people. Despite the region’s many
successes, it remains home to approximately two-thirds of the world's poor: 1.6 billion people who live on
less than $2 a day, with 733 million struggling on less than $1.25 a day. ADB is committed to reducing
poverty through inclusive economic growth, environmentally sustainable growth, and regional integration.
Based in Manila, ADB is owned by 67 members, including 48 from the region. Its main instruments for
helping its developing member countries are policy dialogue, loans, equity investments, guarantees,
grants, and technical assistance.
ADB’s North American Representative Office (NARO) was established in 1995 in Washington, D.C., to
enhance ADB's presence in Canada and the United States. The office acts as a liaison between ADB's
Manila headquarters and American policymakers and major stakeholders. It serves to strengthen
collaboration with other multilateral institutions based in North America, and conducts public and media

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