We are no longer accepting applications for these paid positions. We have selected a promising cohort of new lab members and will post updates on their achievements in the coming months.
Students interested in unpaid research experience are still welcome to contact Prof. Brown via email or the Contact page on this site.
Thanks to new funding from the US National Science Foundation's Build and Broaden initiative and matching funds from the UCSB Division of Social Sciences, we are pleased to announce that we have up to 4 paid internship positions available for UCSB undergrads!
These positions focus on the training and mentoring of students in animal behavior research, with a focus on individuals from groups under-represented in STEM fields. Students will learn through participation in (1) data collection in the UCSB Biobehavioral Lab, (2) the organization and analysis of this data using visualizations and statistics, and (3) dissemination of the results in conference posters and peer-reviewed journal articles. This is an excellent opportunity for students who want to explore the possibility of a career in research.
Interns earn $15-20/hr. Students with work-study status are welcome, but for most positions this status is not a requirement for participation. Work-study status does not affect how much the student is paid, it only affects how much of the wage is paid by Prof. Brown versus the federal government.
All of the work in which interns will participate is based on the UCSB campus. There are no forest-based positions to observe wild monkeys at this time.
We are looking for undergraduate students who meet the following criteria:
Research focus: metabolic and reproductive hormones of blue monkeys, working with dried monkey feces (it's not as gross as it sounds, I promise!)
Misc: no limitations to specific majors. Work-study is accepted but not required.
Research focus: metabolic and reproductive hormones of blue monkeys, working with dried monkey feces
Misc: no limitations to specific majors.
Research focus: metabolic hormones of red-tailed monkeys (working with dried feces) OR parasite microscopy (working with formalin-preserved feces) OR other projects
Misc: number of work hrs/wk is flexible. Student does not have to be work-study (but work-study students are always welcome).
Application form: https://bit.ly/monkey-interns