Information for Prospective Students
If you are interested in studying spotted hyenas as a MSc or PhD student:
Dr. Kay Holekamp is retiring and is no longer accepting MSc or PhD students at Michigan State University. However, there are occasionally student research opportunities with other Mara Hyena Project team members and collaborators. These opportunities are typically shared widely via Twitter @MaraHyenas, Animal Behavior Society News, and other outlets. We especially welcome inquiries from Kenyan students who are interested in pursuing PhD or MSc research on the Mara hyenas. For more Animal Behavior opportunities also visit this linktree. Please direct any further questions to email@example.com. This webpage will be updated with current opportunities.
If you are interested in studying spotted hyenas as a research assistant:
Non-Kenyan students: Dr. Kay Holekamp is retiring and the project is not currently hiring international research assistants. International RAs are usually hired through the NSF IRES program (American students only) for 1-year paid research positions. When IRES opportunities are available they are typically shared broadly via Twitter @MaraHyenas, Animal Behavior Society News, and other outlets. Please direct any further questions to firstname.lastname@example.org. This webpage will be updated with current opportunities.
Kenyan students: If you are a Kenyan student interested in learning more about spotted hyenas and wildlife research, we offer several opportunities to get involved.
Student Attachments: We accept student attachments (industrial attachments) at the Mara Hyena Project for students that require field experience as part of their training program (e.g. Wildlife Clubs of Kenya, Maasai Mara University, The Cooperative University of Kenya). These are usually 3-6 months in duration.
Research Assistants: We are not currently hiring research assistants for full-time permanent positions, but this webpage will be updated with current opportunities. We encourage anyone interested in being an RA to consider an attachment first.