Become an intern at Primarily Primates

Are you ready to incorporate your love for animals with a unique opportunity to gain professional experience alongside our sanctuary care staff? Primarily Primates, located in San Antonio, TX, is offering 2 unpaid internships at our facility. The sanctuary consists of a variety of species including chimpanzees, gibbons, baboons, lemurs, tamarins, macaques, capuchins, patas and squirrel monkeys, kinkajous and various birds. Interns will have the opportunity to gain hands-on experience. Throughout the internship, interns will shadow staff in daily husbandry techniques, training, and animal care for our residents. Candidates for internship should be self-motivated and dependable. An internship at Primarily Primates is designed to provide students the opportunity to learn the following: -Diet preparation & feeding -Proper nutrition and care for primates and birds -Observing and recording animal condition, social behaviors, and responses -Designing, constructing, and evaluating enrichment WORKING CONDITIONS Internship requires good physical condition and ability to work long periods outdoors in all weather conditions. Requires lifting up to 50 lbs. REQUIREMENTS -The internship program runs for 10 weeks. Interns are expected to work an 8 hour day/ 1hour lunch (8 AM-5 PM) four to five days per week. This is a commitment of at least 400 hours. -Must provide a current negative TB test result prior to starting date. -Valid driver’s license. -Comply with safety policies, practices, and procedures. Applicants must submit a resume, cover letter, and recommendation to For further information and inquiries, please contact our office at 830-755-4616 or by email at