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Environmental Enrichment Internship

Hiring Organization:
Chimp Haven

Date Posted:

Position Description:
Internship Description: Chimp Haven, Inc. will provide a unique opportunity for interns to participate in an environmental enrichment program for captive chimpanzees in a sanctuary environment. Interns will be introduced to chimpanzee behavior, as well as environmental enrichment methods and practical application. Opportunities will be provided to learn to prepare enrichment items and clean enrichment devices. Additional opportunities may involve researching, suggesting, constructing, and assisting in implementing new enrichment ideas as well. Opportunities may become available for data collection on the efficacy of enrichment.

Internship Term: 40 hours per week, year-round. Please request dates in cover letter. Minimum 6 week commitment is required.

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 you may have. Proof of a negative TB test and Tetanus vaccination are required and applicants must be over 18 years old.

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 and $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

Telephone Number:
(318) 925-9575

Fax Number:
(318) 925-5600


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