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Chimpanzee Behavior Technician - Intern

Hiring Organization:
Chimp Haven

Date Posted:
2018-06-13

Position Description:
Internship Description: Chimp Haven, Inc. will provide a unique opportunity for students in the behavioral or biological sciences to study captive chimpanzees in a sanctuary environment. Interns will be introduced to chimpanzee behavior and behavioral data collection, as well as being introduced to environmental enrichment methods and practical application. Other opportunities may include data entry and summarization, learning how to conduct literature reviews and preliminary analysis.

Internship Term: Full time, 40 hours per week, please request dates in cover letter. Minimum 6 week commitment, 8 weeks preferred.

Qualifications/Experience:
Qualifications/Experience: Please send unofficial transcripts, two letters of recommendation, resume and a cover letter which details your interests, dates you are available and any other qualifications. All internships will be competitive. Both undergraduate and graduate students are encouraged to apply. Coursework in primatology, biology, or animal behavior is preferred but not required. Proof of a negative TB test and Tetanus vaccination are required, must be 18 years old to be considered.

Salary/funding:
Salary/funding: The internship is on a volunteer basis and provides no stipend. Housing may be available on site for the term of the internship at a rate of $25 per week, $200 deposit, $75 cleaning fee. Personal vehicle is required (non-negotiable).

Term of Appointment:
Minimum 6 weeks, 8 weeks preferred

Application Deadline:
Applications are accepted year round

Contact Information:
Jonathan Smith
13600 Chimpanzee Place
Keithville, LA 71047
USA

Telephone Number:
(318) 925-9575

Fax Number:
(318) 925-5600

Website:
http://www.chimphaven.org

E-mail Address:
jsmith@chimphaven.org

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