To be effective in responding rapidly and comprehensively to requests for assistance, EWH depends upon a small but very committed staff supported by interns and volunteers. We welcome your involvement. Please contact us for more information about any positions.Ben showing the students how to disassemble an incubator


We are always interested in receiving resumes from highly qualified individuals with experience in global health and biomedical technology. We are currently looking to fill the following position:

Biomedical Equipment Technician (BMET) Trainer/Mentor

Engineering World Health is an extraordinary fusion of engineers, scientists and physicians who use their time and talents to positively impact the quality of healthcare in disadvantaged areas around the world. The BMET program builds the capacity of hospitals and governments to resolve their own medical equipment needs and builds support within the community to sustain the technical training program.

Engineering World Health retains staff members to manage biomedical equipment technician (BMET) training programs and to oversee creation of hospital-based Biomedical Engineering Centers of Excellence (COE). These programs provide practical technical and management training to developing world hospital technicians and managers in their home countries.

The goal of EWH's BMET program is to increase the technical and healthcare technology management capacity of the host country by developing a wide base of skilled technicians and managers within the country who can repair and maintain medical equipment to improve health care. In the COE projects, we train management skills and create a Biomed Shop set up to international standards. As an outcome, the country should have a sustainable program able to continue training at a local educational institution or COE after direct EWH involvement in the country ends.

EWH is presently funded to manage programs in: Rwanda, Cambodia, Ghana, Nigeria, and Honduras. We anticipate additional funding that will allow us to begin BMET programs in other countries. The current job opening is for one full-time Trainer/Mentor to work with BMET students in anticipated new programs in an East African country. The Trainer/Mentor can be remote to our headquarters in Durham, NC, with frequent travel and stays in East Africa to conduct training (one-two months per trip). Remote home locations are flexible, depending on experience, but proximity to a major airport is desirable.

The most important requirement for this position is hands-on, hospital BMET experience and the ability to teach and mentor others. The EWH Trainer/Mentor for the BMET program in East Africa will be responsible for dedicating full-time, professional expertise to the following duties:

  • providing supervision, direction and assistance to students and staff from the BMET Program while students are on placements at their home hospital (will include provincial travel), including planning, scheduling, logistics and regular reporting to the BMET Country Coordinator;
  • providing guidance on continuous improvements to the mentoring aspect of the BMET program;
  • providing in-class teaching for the BMET program including generation, preparation and delivery of teaching materials in both the classroom and teaching workshop;
  • providing guidance and direction to students and staff of the BMET program through the development of workshops at the designated hospital/s; and
  • other administrative tasks as necessary to fulfill the Trainer/Mentor role and support the work of EWH in East Africa.

The BMET Trainer/Mentor will work closely with the BMET Manager and other EWH and in-country hospital staff. The immediate supervisor for this position is the EWH Country Coordinator. The entire BMET training program is supervised by EWH's Chief Operating Officer.

EWH is seeking a BMET Trainer/Mentor who fulfills the following minimum requirements:

  • BME, BMET degree, or relevant military training (USAMEOS or METC).
  • Experience as a working BMET, CBET, or CCE in hospitals.
  • Experience in Healthcare Technology Management and/or as a Biomed Shop Manager.
  • Previous experience in the developing world.
  • Strong organizational skills, influencing/persuasive skills, and customer/people skills.
  • Speaking, coaching, mentoring, and instructional skills.
  • Experience documenting personal expenses for business.
  • Strong desire to make a difference and work to help people.

To apply for this position, please email us with a cover letter and an attached resume. Use a subject line of "BMET Trainer/Mentor." You may also call EWH at 919.682.7788 to inquire about the position. Start date: August/September 2015. References will be required.


From time to time we have opportunities for interns. In the past, interns have helped us with business planning, marketing strategies and legal issues. For information about what is currently available, please contact us.

EWH is currently looking for a Communications & Development Intern to work in EWH's Washington, DC office for summer 2016. Requirements include:

  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Attention to detail
  • Strong research skills
  • Ability to work independently
  • Familiarity with social media
  • Interest in global health & international development

Position Description:

Reports to: Communications & Development Manager

Overview: The Communications & Development Intern works as part of a team of professionals including both administrative and engineering staff, and the Board of Directors, in order to create a unified message for EWH across all public forums, and to aid EWH in reaching its development goals. In addition, this position aids in administration of the Engineering World Health's DC office.

List of responsibilities:

  • Development Duties:
    • Research of potential corporate, foundation and individual donors;
    • Keep online profiles such as GlobalGiving, GuideStar, and Network For Good up to date with program and financial information;
    • Assisting on management of Board meetings
  • Communications Duties:
    • Assist with social media including Twitter, Facebook, Tumblr, Flickr, and the website blog
    • Assist in creating messaging for EWH's Website, thank you letters, collateral materials, and other communications
    • Assist with updates of the donor database (SalesForce) & contact database (iContact)
    • Draft newsletter and other communications to donors, University Chapter students, and Summer Institute participants.
  • Administrative Duties:
    • As assigned

This is an part-time, unpaid internship. Schedule and start/end dates are flexible. We are happy to work with you to arrange course credit with your university.

To apply, please send your resume and cover letter to with the subject line "Intern Application."

Volunteer positions

We welcome volunteers, especially student engineers, recent graduates, and retired engineers and BMETs. A great way to get involved as a volunteer is to form or join and EWH Chapter. Past volunteers have helped with the EWH Kits program but some have also had the opportunity to travel to developing countries to assist local coordinators of the Summer Institute program. Additionally, we are always looking for volunteer instructors to help teach our BMET Training courses.

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