International Placements Programme








Welcome to EWB-UK Placements

EWB-UK offers placements with international partners across AfricaAsia and Latin America.

Each year we pick engineering undergraduatesgraduates and early career engineers, as well as for those with a background in educational development, to be our placement volunteers on placements lasting from 3 to 12 months.

** For more information and to be the first to know, sign up for our Placements Newsletter here**

Each year we meet with returning volunteers to get their feedback on our programmes with a view to improving our processes. Read about our 2014 Volunteer Debrief here

Engineers Without Borders UK’s student members also undertake international work by developing partnerships and projects separate to our main placements, education and research activities. Last year's students have gone to Mexico, Ghana and Brazil amongst others.

Read more about our Member-Led Partnerships here.

None of this would be possible without the generous help of our donors. To help us offer more placements we need your help with fundraising. Donate here

NEW! Photos, blogs and videos from our placements

Read our placement volunteers' blogs here. 

Or view a collection of photos by our placement volunteers

And videos are available on our YouTube channel!

Help support the EWB-UK Placements Programme

Fundraising is a vital part of ensuring the success of our placements. We aim to raise £20,000 for our placements programme in 2014, but we'll need your help to make sure we hit this target! The link below will take you to our fundraising guide for volunteers.

Read more here

The programme is run by a team of diverse and motivated students and graduates supported by a network of experienced development professionals, and we are always looking for new members to join our team.  For our next cycle we are looking for people who can offer technical support to our volunteers in the field to be Placement Managers.

Read more here

Looking for volunteers?

Our placement volunteers are fully funded student and graduate engineers, who can provide support to your organisations. We can also provide other types of support.

Read more here

Ebola virus outbreak in West Africa

EWB-UK is currently monitoring the Ebola virus outbreak in West Africa and the potential impact that this may have on our international volunteering programmes. Please read EWB-UK's position statement as of 26th August 2014 here.

Contact the EWB-UK Placements Team


EWB-UK Placements send volunteers from the UK to work with development organisations. (Photo: Jo Ashbridge)