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AIIB Internships

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AIIB Internships

Paid Internships

The goal of the AIIB Internship Program is to provide interested postgraduate students an opportunity to acquire quality work experience and a greater understanding of the AIIB’s work while contributing to the organization’s growth and success. Those selected will have the opportunity to work and be supervised by more experienced professionals, where they will be able to network and receive continuous feedback.


In pursuit of its mission, the OpenIGO network has prepared an AIIB essential package and support and guidance services, with the aim of highly increasing your chances of success in these competitive processes. These services include revising your internships or YPP application documents (curriculum vitae/resume and cover letter) and a mock interview, as per the AIIB model.


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AIIB Overview

The Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank (AIIB) is a multilateral development bank that aims to support the building of sustainable infrastructure in Asia. The Bank’s investments in infrastructure and other productive sectors seek to further sustainable economic development, produce wealth and improve infrastructure connectivity. Headquartered in Beijing (China), the bank has 103 members as well as 21 prospective members from around the world.

AIIB’s main focus: Promoting prosperity and economic development for Asia by supporting the building of sustainable infrastructure.

Themes addressed by the AIIB:

  • Infrastructure
  • Sustainability
  • Economic Development
  • Investments

Description of the AIIB Internship

What are the fields of study required for the Internship Program?

This internship program includes students and recent graduates from the most diverse fields of knowledge. The areas of study with the highest demand in this program are:

  • Economics
  • Finance
  • Private Sector
  • Sustainability
  • Development
  • Sustainable urban planning
  • Engineering
  • International Relations
  • Risk Management

What are the tasks performed by the selected for the Internship?

The activities performed by the intern depend on the function and office they are assigned to. However, the main tasks are:

  • Conduct desk research on key topics associated with the internship’s activities;
  • Prepare materials for internal and external communication;
  • Review and provide inputs to project documents;
  • Assist in monitoring and reporting on project-level indicators;
  • Publish reports on relevant emerging technologies and their impact on infrastructure sectors;
  • Help implement digital and technology initiatives for infrastructure sectors in Asia.

What is the duration of the Internship Program?

Each internship vacancy has its duration period. However, internships last, generally, 3 months.

What is the weekly workload of the AIIB Internship?

The internship programs are full-time. Interns shall therefore work between 35 and 40 hours per week.

Where are the locations of the AIIB Internship?

Opportunities are for the AIIB Headquarters in Beijing(China). During the COVID-19 pandemic, virtual internship opportunities are also being opened.

When does the AIIB internship start?

The initial date of the internship shall be coordinated between the intern and the organization.

Is there any feedback following the completion of the AIIB Internship Program?

At the end of the internship, the supervisor is in charge of preparing an assessment report of the intern’s performance.

Subsequent employment:

The internship program does not presuppose the candidate’s future employment and interns cannot apply for a job at AIIB for the duration of one year after the internship, but the experience of working at AIIB will be a differential in the intern’s curriculum that will facilitate their entry not only in the AIIB but in other IGOs.

AIIB Internship Salary

AIIB offers interns USD80 per workday for a maximum of 66 workdays.

AIIB Internship Requirements

What is the education requirement of the AIIB Internship Program?

  • Be enrolled in a full-time graduate program (Master’s or Doctorate) from an internationally recognized institution with plans to return to school.

Degrees in fields that aligned with AIIB’s goals and activities are an advantage in the selection process.

What is the language requirement of the AIIB Internship Program?

Fluency in English is mandatory (written and spoken).

What is the age requirement of the AIIB Internship Program?

Applicants must be at least 18 years old at the time of enrollment.

What is the nationality requirement of the Internship Program?

There is no nationality restriction in the internship program.

What are the competencies required for the Internship Program?

Strong communication, analytical, organizational and interpersonal skills.

What are the restrictions of the Internship Program?

An applicant may not be a close relative to an AIIB staff member.

AIIB Internship - Application process

When to apply for the AIIB Internship Program?

Internship opportunities are announced according to the needs of the AIIB. Those interested should always check the AIIB’s Internship Opportunities page.

How to apply for the AIIB Internship Program?

The internship application process comprises the following steps:

  • Search for vacancies on the AIIB’s Internship Opportunities page;
  • Click in “Apply Now” on the page of the vacancy of your interest;
  • Register in AIIB’s Career Opportunities System;
  • Submit your application.

What are the phases of the selection process for the AIIB Internship Program?

The selection process may vary depending on the department or office to which the intern is applying, but generally comprises the following steps:

  • Submitting the application;
  • Evaluation of the application;
  • Competency-based interview;
  • Selection notifications.

How is the AIIB Internship Program interview?

Short-listed candidates will be contacted via phone or Skype for the interview. The purpose of the interview is to check relevant information in the curriculum and to assess the candidate’s interest and knowledge to fill the position, as well as questions that address subjective or behavioral aspects, such as your expectations about the job, your interests in the area of expertise you are applying for and your previous experiences.

What are the documents to submit for the Internship Program?

  • Cover Note/Letter;
  • CV/résumé.

What is the evaluation criteria of the Internship Program?

You will be evaluated regarding your previous experience, skills and competencies, and educational background.

AIIB Internship - Costs


You or your sponsoring institution will be responsible for the costs and arrangements of obtaining the visa (if needed to do the internship).


You or your sponsoring institution will be responsible for the costs of enrolling in a valid global medical insurance plan.


You or your sponsoring institution will be responsible for accommodation expenses during the internship period.


You or your sponsoring institution will be responsible for the costs and arrangements of the trip to the workplace to which you have been assigned.

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