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Local Students

The CPRC offers the inter-campus collaboration with the UPR at Río Piedras through their undergraduate course BIOL 4990: Introduction to Research. This course offers undergraduate students the opportunity to conduct research in Biology under the mentorship of faculty and graduate students. For more info visit:

We currently offer research opportunities in the areas below; however, undergraduate, as well as graduate, students are encouraged to discuss new ideas and projects with our staff.

Behavior and stress management: Determining the effects of different strategies such as the use of a play cage versus a home cage on captive rhesus macaque behavior. Students will participate in behavioral data collection and statistical analysis.  Contact

Cayo Santiago Field Station: Internship opportunities present at the CSFS may be related to Population Management, Ecology and Behavior, Population Ecology, Plant ecology, Feeding Ecology.  Contact

Escuela Agricola Bucarabones: We offer a course on Animal Health through a special collaboration with a Regional public school, Escuela Agricola Bucarabones, at Toa Alta, PR. The school offers a diversity of occupational courses related to agricultural activities and the CPRC welcomes students interested in animal health and management. Enrolled students will participate of a 200-hour training involving hands-on experiences under the environmental enrichment, veterinary care, and animal health programs. Such collaboration is meant to enhance and improve the academic experiences of local students in order to create a favorable educative environment.

Interested students are also encouraged to contact