20.2859, Internships: Summer 2010 Internship, Ape Language Acquisition: Project Bow

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Subject: 20.2859, Internships: Summer 2010 Internship, Ape Language Acquisition: Project Bow

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Date: 18-Aug-2009
From: Aya Katz < amnfn at well.com >
Subject: Summer 2010 Internship, Ape Language Acquisition: Project Bow

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Date: Mon, 24 Aug 2009 10:27:36
From: Aya Katz [amnfn at well.com]
Subject: Summer 2010 Internship, Ape Language Acquisition: Project Bow

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University or Organization: Inverted-A, Inc.
Department: Research
Web Address: <a href="http://hubpages.com/hub/What-Constitutes-Proof-in-Ape-Language-Studies">http://hubpages.com/hub/What-Constitutes-Proof-in-Ape-Language-Studies</a>

Type of Work: Teaching

Linguistic Field(s): Cognitive Science

Duration: 01-Jun-2010 to 31-Aug-2010
Internship Location: Licking (outside city limits), Missouri, USA
Minimum Education Level: BA
Special Qualifications: B.A. or B.S. in linguistics, cognitive science, 
psychology, anthropology or a related field.

Application requires a letter of application, CV, two
letters of reference on academic matters, two references from a landlord, 
and a medical report.

The medical report must include tests for communicable diseases such as TB, 
hepatitis (all forms)and HIV. It should also include a regular physical and 
a medical history. Email us to receive the new medical report form.

Interns must be assertive and willing to use their voice in order to command 
Bow's respect. If you are not able to lower the pitch of your voice or to 
increase the decibel level as necessary, you will not be able to perform adequately. 
Some experience working with children with behavioral problems would be a plus. 

Interns will work on language acquisition and literacy with Bow, an eight 
year old chimpanzee. Bow communicates using standard orthography in two 
languages: English and Hebrew. (Special consideration will be given to 
applicants who are fluent in Hebrew, as well as English.)

The teaching method involves intensive floortime interactions to draw Bow 
into as many circles of communication as possible. We use language in context, 
not rote training. In order to learn, Bow has to be interested in and enjoy 
the interactions with others.

Interns must respect Bow's considerable intellectual achievements and at the 
same time be willing to demand even more of him. Interns must maintain realistic 
expectations and avoid undue sentimentality.

The average workday in the internship will involve three hours playing with 
Bow, three hours filming others playing with Bow or taking shorthand notes 
on dialogues with Bow, and two hours editing video footage or transcribing 
data into the computer.

Interns will be involved in contributing to progress reports in both written 
and video formats.

Application Deadline: Open until filled.

Contact Information:
	Dr. Aya Katz 
	Email: amnfn at well.com
	Phone: 417-457-6652

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