The ‘Building Africa through infrastructure’ competition is designed for undergraduate and postgraduate students interested in careers in infrastructure, engineering and construction.
“African nations face considerable challenges as they tap natural resources to meet the demands of a growing population whilst minimising the impact on the environment,” said Peter Dawson, president of Bechtel's global civil infrastructure business. “Our internship competition gives students the chance to apply their thinking to solve some of the real problems faced in emerging countries. Careers in infrastructure offer the opportunity to make a positive, lasting impact and provide incredible job satisfaction.”
For their competition entry, students have to identify one country, anywhere in the world, with a specific infrastructure strength and explain how its critical infrastructure, such as water, energy, or transport could be implemented in an African nation. This includes considering what best practice a government of a developing African country might consider as it plans sustainable infrastructure.
Both engineers and non-engineers are encouraged to take part. More details about the ‘Building Africa through infrastructure’ internship competition can be found at http://bechtel.com/ewb-home.html(link opens in new tab).
Bechtel’s work with Engineers Without Borders is part of the company’s global effort to engage students in engineering, science, technology, and math and to improve the quality of life for people through the company’s engineering and construction skills.