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Howler Monkey Research Mexico



We're a multidisciplinary lab aiming to advance proximate and ultimate explanations for the behaviour of non-human primates. Our team consists of two researchers, two field assistants, two to six students, and one to three volunteers. We greatly value the support of volunteers and in the last 15 years, we have received over 50 volunteers from 12 different countries. To apply, please email: (i) a recent copy of your CV, (ii) a description of your interests and experience, (iii) your availability for this position (dates).


Primate Behavioral Ecology LAB, Universidad Veracruzana

Los Tuxtlas, state of Veracruz

The qualifications we are looking for in a volunteer are: be emotionally and physically fit and capable of undertaking fieldwork in hot/humid conditions; be able of teamwork and not have issues with authority figures; have a background in biology/anthropology/zoology/ psychology or a related field (not mandatory); be interested in primate behaviour, ecology, conservation; be hardworking, disciplined in following field procedures, and be reliable; some knowledge of animal behaviour and data collection preferred but not required; enjoy being outdoors and experiencing the tropical rainforest; enjoy being in the culture of southeast Mexico; some knowledge of Spanish.

Dates of program:
From July 2023 onwards

Duration of program:
3 months to 1 year

Age requirement:
Adults of both sexes 20+

Free lodging is provided for volunteers. Volunteers will be responsible for food and transportation costs. There are supermarkets are other services in close proximity to the volunteer house.

Other information:
Working schedule/calendar: 10 hours per day in the field from Monday to Friday; resting on weekends.


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