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providertemplate Image of a chimpanzeeChimp Haven

Location:  Keithville, Louisiana

Chimp Haven serves as The National Chimpanzee Sanctuary. They are an independent, nonprofit organization whose mission is to provide lifetime care for chimpanzees who have been retired from medical research, the entertainment industry or no longer wanted as pets. The organization was founded in 1995 by professionals from the primatological, pharmaceutical, animal protection, zoo and business communities.

Chimp Haven offers volunteer internships. Volunteer internships are competitive and are open to all individuals interested in chimpanzee behavior and care. Internships offer training in enrichment, behavior, and care of chimpanzees. Interns work directly with Chimp Haven staff and assist in the completion of specific projects. On-site housing accommodations and semester long internships may be available.

General Internship requirements include:
  • Time commitment of 40 hours per week for a period of 6 weeks
  • Letter of intent
  • 2 references
  • Phone Interview
  • Course work in primatology, biology, or animal behavior is preferred but not required
  • Proof of negative TB test and Tetanus Vaccination
  • Be able to work outdoors in a variety of weather conditions
If you are interested in an internship at Chimp Haven please email or visit our
job seekers page for current internship openings and detailed information on how to apply.

Chimp Haven
13600 Chimpanzee Place
Keithville, LA  71047

Phone:  318-925-9575
Fax:  318-925-9576

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