IIP Placements in Rwanda
Bridges to Prosperity
Location: Kigali, Rwanda
About: Bridges to Prosperity provides isolated communities with access to essential healthcare, education, and economic opportunities by building footbridges over impassible rivers. By working within the local context and training local technicians, their programs aim to develop locally appropriate designs which can be economically and safely replicated. Two placements have been established for IIP interns.
Intern responsibilities: The interns will be expected to train and work on a cable-suspended bridge project.The project will be under the guidance and, when necessary, supervision of the Bridges to Prosperity Program Manager.
Qualifications: The ideal candidates for this internship would have experience working in rural areas of the developing world and experience in basic construction and masonry skills. Candidates with an academic background in civil engineering are encouraged to apply. Interns should be prepared to live and work in a rural area, lacking electricity and running potable water.
Previous work responsibilities (in the words of the previous IIP intern): Assisted in supervising onsite construction of a bridge, including quality and safety control as well as directing workers for excavations, concrete-mixing, masonry, cable-setting, decking, etc.
View a PowerPoint presentation (.pdf) by a past intern (#1).
View a PowerPoint presentation (.pdf) by a past intern (#2).