Interns are an essential part of operations at Chincoteague National Wildlife Refuge. Available internships include the visitor services division and the wildlife biology division. Apply now to have field experiences like no other!
Learn more on our internships page.
If you have an interest in wildlife conservation, enjoy working outdoors or with people, or simply want to give back, consider joining the refuge's volunteer staff.
Volunteers are an essential part of operations at Chincoteague National Wildlife Refuge, staffing the Visitor Center and Lighthouse, conducting wildlife surveys and assisting with biological studies, presenting interpretive walks and talks, constructing and maintaining refuge facilities and trails, improving habitat, and more!
Bring your skills, talents, and energy; we’ll supply the rest, including training and uniforms.
For more information, contact:
Chincoteague National Wildlife RefugeAttn: Volunteer CoordinatorP.O. Box 62Chincoteague, VA 23336(757) 336-6122
Interested in volunteering at a refuge near you? Please visit http://www.fws.gov/vol
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Over the past 200-300 years, these modern-day descendants of domestic horses have adapted to the hardships of living near the ocean. Prior to the refuge's establishment in 1943, the Chincoteague Volunteer Fire Company purchased the ponies and continues ownership to this day. The Firemen are allowed to graze up to 150 ponies on refuge land through a Special Use Permit from the United States Fish and Wildlife Service.