Child Development and Child Nutrition

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The Exchange

Placed as an assistant nutritionist, with an child nutrition NGO, a local leader in the execution of federal grants for support of early childhood development. recreational, self-management and general health within the municipalities of Chinchiná serving 1178 children at 6 children educational centers. development centers that orient pedagogical strategies focused on the integral development with quality of each child.

What you offer

24 hours of help per week

Child Care: Help look after, educate and instruct children.

Social Work: Help with volunteer work in local projects and communities.

What you get

3 days off per week

Private Room: You will have a bed in a private room. In other words, a room just for you.

Shared Dorm: You will have a bed in a shared room, which means you will share the same room with other travelers.

Team Dorm: You will have a bed in a shared room, which means you will share the same room with other people.

Tent: You will sleep in a tent at a camping site.

Discounts on Tours: Get discounts for tours and excursions around town.

Discounts on Accommodation: Get discounts for your stay in other hostels.

Free Laundry: You can use our laundry room freely.

Free Tours: We’ll take you on tours and rides around town. For free!

Free Hiking Tours: We’ll take you on excursions and hikes around town. For free!

Free Parties: Get free entrance for the best parties in town.

Free Events: Get free entrance for the best events in town.

Dance classes: Take free dance classes at our place.

Language lessons: Take free language classes at our place.

Use our equipped kitchen: Feel free to use our kitchen and make your own delicious food.

Certificate: Get a certificate of completion after you finish your experience.


Intermediate Spanish

Over 18 years old

Accepts solo applications and also couples and pairs

What's not included

Flights, Travel Insurance, Internal Transportation and Visa

Program Details

Interns will receive guidance and supervision from the Head Nutritionist as they join the nursing assistant teams in handling common responsibilities of accessing & monitoring children’s health, developing nutritional plans, and conducting health education campaign. Interns will have the opportunity to spend time in classrooms working with educators as well as in the field conducting family visits.

Worksites include rural villages, urban neighborhood daycare centers, and a daycare center for sex workers.

Activities & Shift

• Assist staff in educating and supporting children and their Mothers
• Tasked to compare/contrast Colombian practices vs. U.S. practices then make presentation
• Support in the review of current internal operations processes & procedures for improvement
• Support in the daily tasks and other duties assigned by supervisor

Sample Research Project:
Compare average child’s diet intake during ages 0-5 between U.S. & Colombian children. Determine its long-term physical development impact. Intern will write a paper and make a presentation at project


• Interest in child development, health & nutritional education
• Strong communication skills
• Great attitude
• Proactive
• Safety Conscious
• Responsible & Mature

We are NOT a free lodging program. It costs fifteen dollars per day to participate in our program. The fee covers your lodging in our guest house facility and the program.