Intern Grants


Many young adults exhibit the skills and passion necessary to make a greater contribution to the National Trails System. 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 US 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 non-profit member group organizations and affiliates. Non-profit and Federal agency partnerships are strongly encouraged, such that the two entities work together to create internship opportunities.

Application Items:

Grant Overview (PDF)
Application Questions (PDF)
Budget Worksheet (Excel)

Application Period:

September 1st – October 15th, 2017

Grants Awarded:

By December 1st, 2017


August 29th at 3PM ET / September 21st at 2PM ET

Special Thanks:

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





Registration is now closed.