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For Volunteers

Previous experience handling primates or mammals is welcome, but not required. The successful candidate must have medical insurance, a valid IACUC certificate (i.e. working with the IACUC, ii. non-human primate lecture; and must comply with the corresponding CPRC facility medical entrance protocol.


At Sabana Seca:

We welcome students and individuals interested in volunteer work related to biology, anthropology, parasitology, veterinary and animal care, behavioral management and environmental enrichment. According to their academic interests, students will work under the direct supervision of the corresponding CPRC Division staff and may be involved in shadowing, veterinary treatment, behavioral assessment, social group monitoring, necropsy, skeletal maceration, tissue sampling, and fecal sampling processing.     

Volunteer prospects should contact


At Cayo Santiago:

Behavioral data collection intern at CSFS. Interns observe and collect agonistic interactions to help establish social ranks.  Responsibilities also include data entry. The successful applicant will be expected to work at CSFS from Monday thru Friday, between 6:30 am and 3:00 pm. Interns are welcome to come to CSFS from January through October, but must commit a minimum of two months. No salary is offered, but free housing may be available.

Trapping assistant at CSFS. Trapping season is held from mid October – mid December. The successful applicant will be expected to work on CSFS from Monday thru Thursday, between 6:30 am and 2:00 pm. Responsibilities include the handling and sampling of trapped animals (e.g. DNA samples, body measurements), as well as the preparation and storage of samples taken. No salary is offered, but free housing may be available.

Volunteer prospects should contact the Associate Director at Cayo Santiago:

Angelina V. Ruiz Lambides: