Asian Institute of Poverty Alleviation

Career Development


The Asian Institute of Poverty Alleviation ( AIPA) offers internships in New Delhi to individuals pursuing a course of studies or practical experience in international development, international relations and policy advocacy. Our internships expose students to a wide range of development issues, such as smallholder agriculture and rural development, food and nutrition security, sustainability, climate change, gender issues, and development finance, among many others.


Applicants should be able to work full-time (40 hours per week) for a period of three months . Interns must have excellent analytical and writing abilities, good interpersonal and communications skills, and a strong interest in international development, particularly agricultural and rural development. We accept applications from both graduate and undergraduate students. This is a paid internship, with an honorarium of Rs. 8000/- per month. Letters of reference are provided for those who successfully complete the internship.

Outcomes for the Intern

AIPA internship will afford students and young professionals the opportunity to gain knowledge of policymaking processes and deepen their understanding of policy issues related to rural development and international development finance. Interns will gain familiarity with the workings of government, civil society and international financial institution and acquire an understanding of key issues associated with poverty alleviation and system of governance. In addition, interns will learn about development policy and develop their skills and abilities in a highly specialized policy environment.

How to apply:

Applicants must submit a completed Personal History Form with three references, a brief writing sample (3-5 pages) on a related topic, as well as a cover letter explaining their interest in the internship. Please e-mail applications to


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