As an EWB member, you’ll benefit from a world-class learning and leadership development program—we invest in exceptional people, helping them build the knowledge, skills and attitude required to create impact at the systemic level. You’ll also have unlimited opportunities to play a critical role in systemic innovations— your only limits within EWB are the ones you create for yourself.
Whether they’re speaking on complex policy issues or dropping giant pumpkins from 100 feet in the air to raise funds, EWB chapters and city networks are vibrant engines for change. We have 36 chapters and professional networks in universities and cities across Canada. They’re independent, entrepreneurial and certainly energetic, driving their own initiatives, but also joining national activities and campaigns as part of the EWB movement. As a member, you’ll have opportunities available nowhere else—play a direct role in our development ventures, benefit from one of Canada’s most advanced leadership development programs and work with a high capacity team to implement campaigns and create meaningful change.
EWB creates opportunities for members to grow, learn and have impact.
As a member of one of EWB’s teams in Africa, you’ll find yourself working with African partners to fix, enhance or create the systems required for people to find prosperity. This isn’t your typical overseas placement. Our teams embrace the complexity of human development. They “live local” to understand the realities of life in rural Africa, for rural Africans. It’s bikes and buses instead of private cars. Hot water is an often sought (but rarely found) luxury.
So no, you won’t be living in luxury. And no, the work you’ll be doing won’t be as simple as building a school or even distributing mosquito nets (though you will use them). But it’s all worth it, because you’re creating change that leads to impact for the masses. You’ll be working to create an environment where people have the opportunities and support they need to achieve prosperity. It can take time, and there will undoubtedly be setbacks. But there’s no more rewarding work on earth.
Explore our available positions. We look forward to hearing from you.
Put bluntly, you’re likely to work harder here than anywhere else. You’ll find yourself riding the streetcar home at midnight on a Monday, but you’ll be smiling—working for EWB is an incredible, rewarding experience. You’ll also work with a team of high capacity leaders who coordinate EWB’s global efforts from our international office. All available positions will be posted here.
We offer programs for both students and teachers to bring EWB to the classroom. We do it because the world needs knowledgeable leaders, today and tomorrow, who understand that poverty is a complex problem, but we can beat it.