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Howler Monkey Rehabilitation Internship - Panama

Hiring Organization:
Conservation Institute of Panama, Inc

Date Posted:
2017-08-01

Position Description:
A primary threat to mantled howler monkeys (Alouatta palliata) is the illegal wildlife trade throughout Panama. At Conservation Institute of Panama, Inc, confiscated howlers are given a second chance through rehabilitation, reintroduction, and release. CIP is nestled outside of David, Panama and provides the mantled howler monkeys with access to their native habitat. Interns will aid in daily animal care, rehabilitation walks, research on wild howler monkey troops, and surveys regarding the biodiversity of the area.

Qualifications/Experience:
Due to the nature of this line of work, adequate physical fitness is required. Interns must be driven with a good work ethic and willingness to learn. This is a group environment with independent work, so interns need to be able to work as a team as well as individually. Interns with coursework or a BA/BSc in the biological or environmental sciences are preferred.

Support provided for internship/volunteer positions (travel, meals, lodging):
Meals and lodging provided for $150/week fee with a minimum of 4 weeks.

Term of Appointment:
1-6 months

Application Deadline:
Rolling admission

Comments:
This is an on-going call for interns. Please inquire about current
vacancies. Applicants should send a letter of interest, curriculum
vitae, and contact information for two references to
contact@conservation-pa.org

Contact Information:
Jim Killoran
USA

Telephone Number:
608 780-8471

E-mail Address:
jimkilloran@conservation-pa.org

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