Interns are an essential part of operations at Chincoteague National Wildlife Refuge. Interns with the Visitor Services division work hard to ensure the future of conservation by connecting people with nature through customer service, Interpretation and environmental education. Training, housing, and uniforms will be provided - you supply the time and interest!
Internship Duration: 12 - 14 weeks; May – August; possibility of extension.
Complete the application process at the Student Conservation Association website. Incomplete applications will not be considered for the positions offered.
If you have questions about visitor services internships please contact Michael Dixon, Supervisory Visitor Services Manager at 757-336-6122 x2308 or Michael_Dixon@fws.gov
Internship Duration: Start April 18th - end August 26
Primary responsibilities (90% of duties)
Complete the application process at the Student Conservation Association website (see links below). Incomplete applications will not be considered for the positions offered.
Vegetation Management Internship
If you have questions about biology internships please contact Kevin Holcomb, Supervisory Wildlife Biologist at 757-336-6122 x2328 or Kevin_Holcomb@fws.gov
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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.