Mayor Potencial

Empowering Children and Communities to reach their full Potential

Health Clinic Fellowship

Nancy BellComment

*Fellowship opportunities are open to students from any college or university.*

Mayor Potencial is looking for a student interested in conducting global malnutrition and agricultural research in rural Latin America. Fields surveys on nutritional intake and physical examinations have been done for children in the rural village El Rodeito, Hondura in previous service trips. Mayor Potencial is now taking the next steps to educate and teach families how to produce crops that can address their nutritional needs. We want to work with a highly motivated student to analyze our past data and develop a detailed plan to create a local community garden within El Rodeito and develop other solutions. This student would also have the opportunity to go on a service trip to El Rodeito to start this initiative and conduct further research about the community's nutritional needs.

Who we are looking for:

  • Students invested in community health and learning who are culturally flexible and collaborative in teaching

  • Majoring/minoring in early childhood education, human development, linguistics, community advancement

  • Intermediate-spoken Spanish preferred

What you will experience:

  • Work as a Health Clinic fellow by conducting field research and developing new programs to help the whole community on preventative cares in order to maintain basic hygiene—tasks including brushing teeth, first aid care, etc.

Why is this a chance of a lifetime?

  • Many funding opportunities available through Off-Campus Opportunity Fund (OCOF)

  • Visit nearby villages like Soledad, Nueva Armenia, and Platanal

  • You will have a great balance of support and independence in creating your experience and using your own techniques to make the most of the program!

Please send cover letter and resume to mayorpotencial@cornell.edu 

Applications accepted on rolling basis

Fellowships last 1 week up to 6 weeks in length in El Rodeito, Honduras

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