Intern Grants

Overview:

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 offer National Trails System Intern Grants of up to $10,000 to Federal agency partners and PNTS nonprofit trail organization and affiliate members in 2021. These grants are intended to help organizations offset the costs of paid internships to provide a pathway for young adult involvement with national trails and to enable them to explore potential careers options with government and nonprofit groups supporting the National Trails System.

National Trails System Intern Grants are intended to:

  • strengthen the capacity of the organizations and agencies that administer and manage the national scenic and historic trails;
  • provide a pathway for young adults to become involved with national historic and scenic trails;
  • enable young adults to explore potential careers options with government and nonprofit groups supporting the National Trails System; and, 
  • provide young adults experience working with trail administrators and managers.

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 2021 intern grants document in entirety before submitting an application. Note the deadline to apply has been extended to November 30, 2020 rather than November 26, 2020 as listed in the 2021 intern grants document.

Application Period:

October 30 – November 30, 2020

Grants Awarded:

December 31, 2020

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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.

      

2020 Grants:

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