Cause Areas

When

It's flexible! We'll work with your schedule.

Where

Caseros 2477Salta, Salta AR

FSD interns in the field in Latin America

About

Community Partner:

FundaciĆ³n Nutrir Salta is an integrated social center ensuring the care of at-risk children and their families in all aspects of their lives. Specifically, the foundation combats infant malnutrition by supplying food and educating families on proper preparation; building positive home environments, creating dignity and self-esteem in mothers; providing workshops to mothers and a community garden to children; emphasizing knowledge transfer between generations; and providing spiritual guidance.

Internship Description:

Through its programs, Fundacion Nutrir supports at-risk children and their families by combating infant malnutrition and building positive home environments. Currently, Foundation Nutrir is seeking an intern who has experience in or is willing to learn general medicine. Interns will have the opportunity to gain field experience in nutritional disorders in infants and the introduction of therapeutic measures. Additionally, the intern will help support Fundacion Nutrir in monitoring their current programs and support in data analysis, customer care, and administration at the headquarters in Salta, Argentina.

Duties:

The intern’s responsibilities would include performing child care visits for the first consultation, analyzing the criteria for inpatient admission, and determining the child’s income for the program.

Qualifications:

  • Student studying public health, nutrition, global health, or similar field
  • Motivated to work in rural areas and among underserved populations
  • Self-motivated, able to work independently and with little material resources
  • Culturally respectful, wants to learn more than teach
  • Curious, innovative, and quick learners
  • Resilient, open-minded, and hard-working
  • Creative and positive problem-solver, adaptable to challenging environments
  • Genuinely interested in community development and integrating into the community
  • Conversational Spanish for placements in Latin America

Schedule:

Interns will receive in-country orientation upon arrival facilitated by the FSD site team, which includes training in sustainable development principles, health and safety, cultural integration, and project management. After orientation, interns live with host-families and work full-time at the organization Monday-Friday. In the first week at the organization, the intern will gain an understanding of ongoing initiatives and conduct field visits to learn about the communities they serve. The supervisor and intern will collaborate to develop a workplan and budget that focuses on a specific youth/environmental project that addresses the long-term needs of the community. FSD will facilitate reflections and a midterm retreat, as well as provide project planning support and collect deliverables.

Internship program includes airport pick up, accommodation and meals, supervision, pre-departure training, on-site orientation and in-country support, medical/evacuation insurance, and project seed fund.

Skills

  • Child Welfare
  • Nutrition
  • Case Work / Management
  • Healthcare
  • Nursing
  • Children Medical Services

Good Match For

N/A

Requirements & Commitment

  • Minimum of 9 weeks

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