Location: Quebec, Canada
accepts applications from students with various academic backgrounds
(e.g. Anthropology, Biology, Psychology, Linguistics, Philosophy, etc.)
and all nationalities are encouraged to apply. This rigorous 8-week
program (June to August) combines training in compassionate care for
nonhuman primates with experience in non-invasive behavioral studies.
Foundation is a sanctuary for 12 chimpanzees, monkeys, and other
nonhuman animals and a wildlife preserve located in Carignan, Quebec.
Some of the chimpanzees are retired from biomedical research. Others
were participants in cross-fostering research or were former zoo
residents. Two use American Sign Language to communicate. The
philosophy of Fauna Foundation is that the needs of the residents come
Visiting interns are at the sanctuary daily and will
receive training and experience in safe procedures to work around adult
non-human primates, particularly chimpanzees. They will assist in
preparation of meals and enrichment, cleaning enclosures, housekeeping,
and participating in a non-invasive behavioral study The first weeks
are intensive training in protocols and procedures and understanding
chimpanzee behaviors. After several weeks each intern becomes more
autonomous and has responsibilities in care and behavioral study.
Applicants must be fluent in English, have completed at least one year of university level education or two years of CÉGEP,
and must be 18 years of age or older. American Sign Language and French
are helpful. The application fee is $25.00 and must be included with
the application. Visiting interns are required to provide proof of a
negative TB skin test and tetanus vaccination prior to arrival. For
questions about the program and the application process, please go to
the Visiting Intern Program web page.
For information about the application deadline, program costs, and housing, see their website. Questions can go to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Carignan, QC J3L 3P9
United States residents can send items to:
c/o Freeport Forwarding
1320 State Route 9 #782
Champlain, NY 12919-5007
Internship information: http://www.faunafoundation.org/volunteer/visiting-intern-program/
This internship is also listed under the following
Animal Education, Welfare & Behavior