Primate Behavior & Ecology students are allowed several opportunities for internships and research with non-human primates in both captive and free-range settings. Opportunities include:
The Chimpanzee and Human Communication Institute CHCI): Dr. Mary Lee Jensvold (Director). CHCI is an associated facility providing internships, coursework and research opportunities for Primate Behavior undergraduate and graduate students.
Students can conduct primatological fieldwork through the CWU-Anhui University Primate Field Research Program in Huangshan, China. The program is run by Dr. Lori Sheeran
and Dr. Steve Wagner
in association with Anhui University Professor Dr. Jin-Hua Li. The field school includes 6, 400-level credits and 3 weeks in China. The program is run through CWU's Study Abroad
office. Field program information sessions are scheduled for 1/31/13 (10 AM in Dean Hall 359), 2/12/13 (3 PM in Dean Hall 359), and 2/27/13 (5 PM in Dean Hall 208).
We welcome field school participants from other campuses. Click here to see a short video about the field school, made by participant Rie Usui, who attended the field school in 2012. Please contact Lori Sheeran for more information (SheeranL@cwu.edu
Students are also encouraged to design their own research projects or internships. Past students have interned in captive settings and field sites across the United States and abroad.
Students interested in conducting research should familiarize themselves with the CWU policy and procedures of CWU's Institutional Animal Care and Use Committee.