Internships & Field Study

With internships and field study opportunities, you’ll gain new skill sets while still in college. 

student photographs monkey Internships
The Behavioral Neuroscience department offers internships during January Term (J-term) and the summer. Students have interned at R-MC's satellite field lab, which was established in 2013 at the DuMond Primate Conservancy in Miami, Florida; at various hospital and therapy settings; and at area neuroimaging laboratories.

Travel and Field Study 
Travel and field-study opportunities currently include Miami and Japan

"I can't think of a better way to teach students about animal behavior than being up close with these primates in their environmental element," says Kelly Lambert, the Macon and Joan Brock Professor of Psychology and chair of the Psychology Department. "Although students do valuable laboratory work with animals at R-MC, the true complexity of the primate behavioral repertoires can only be observed in these natural settings."

"I have been lucky to not only conduct research on the R-MC campus, but also at two other locations: the R-MC Behavioral Neuroscience satellite lab at Monkey Jungle in Miami, Florida, and at UNC Chapel Hill. The different locations and types of research that I did allowed me to acquire skills that will set me apart from other job applicants."
Emily Kirk '16