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Chimpanzee Care Giver Internship

Hiring Organization:
Chimp Haven

Date Posted:
2018-06-13

Position Description:
Internship Description: Chimp Haven, Inc. will provide a unique opportunity for individuals interested in the behavioral or biological sciences to learn and participate in the care of captive chimpanzees in a sanctuary environment. This internship is designed for those individuals wishing to gain experience with chimpanzees and will focus on their basic needs such as diet, sanitation, socialization, enrichment, and security. Through the experience, interns will gain knowledge of chimpanzee behavior and animal care.

Internship Term: Full time, 40 hours per week, available time frames throughout the year. Please request time frame in cover letter. Minimum eight week commitment

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. A general understanding and concern for the wellbeing of animals is required. 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 over 18 to apply.

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. 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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