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: Get a new purpose in life educating and caring for children

Social Work: Help the local community.

What you get

3 days off per week

Private Room: Have a private room to chill and relax just by yourself.

Shared Dorm: Be ready to meet people while staying in a shared dorm.

Team Dorm: You're part of a team! Get to know them in your dormitory.

Tent: A billion stars over your head and a comfy tent to sleep in.

Cook your own meal: Feel free to prepare your own meal here

Discounts on Tours: Don’t miss a thing! Get discounts and enjoy your free time.

Discounts on Accommodation: Feel free to explore! Get discounts on partner locations.

Free Laundry: There's a special place where all the clothes get cleaned for free.

Free Tours: Don’t miss a thing! Get free tours and explore.

Free Hiking Tours: Keep your feet moving! Get free hiking tours and exercise yourself.

Free Parties: Party on! Get free parties and party all night long.

Free Events: Be part of something! Get free events.

Dance classes: Rock your body! Join our dance classes.

Language lessons: Learn or improve your language skills.

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


Intermediate Spanish

Over 18 years old

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.