Intern Grants


Many young adults exhibit the skills and passion necessary to make a greater contribution to the National Trails System. For the third year in a row, in an effort to provide greater opportunities, the Partnership for the National Trails System (PNTS)—in partnership with the Bureau of Land Management, National Park Service, and U.S. Forest Service—will be providing mini project grants that will allow for young adults to become involved, or further their involvement, with our national trails.

Specifically, these grants will help to support internships. They will be available to both Federal agency partners and PNTS nonprofit member group organizations and affiliates. Nonprofit and Federal agency partnerships are strongly encouraged, such that the two entities work together to create internship opportunities.

Application Items:

Please click here to review the 2020 intern grants document in entirety before submitting an application.

Application Period:

October 21st – November 15th, 2019

Grants Awarded:

December 16th*, 2019

* The intent is to award grants Monday, December 16th, however the announcement may be delayed by a few days for final deliberation with our federal partners. Thanks for your patience!

Grants Announced:

Thirteen grants totaling $129,899 were awarded in 2020. View the full press release here.


Special Thanks:

We would like to extend a special thanks to our partners at the Bureau of Land Management, National Park Service, and U.S. Forest Service for making these grants possible.