2023 Trail Apprentice @ Partnership for the National Trails System

2023 Trail Apprentice


The Partnership for the National Trails System (PNTS) is pleased to announce that the 2023 Trail Apprentice Program is currently accepting applications through February 28, 2023. Young adults aged 18-28 who are interested in a career in a trails-related field (recreation, natural resource management, conservation, environmental studies, history, etc.) are invited to apply. Through the program, Trail Apprentices will gain leadership, networking, and training opportunities. Learn more & apply now!

Selected Trail Apprentices will:

  • Actively participate in virtual leadership development, career exploration, and educational activities between April 2023 and January 2024

  • Receive a scholarship to attend the 2023 National Trails Workshop in Orlando, FL (November 7–9, 2023)

  • Network with a cohort of peers and established trails professionals

This year, a small, diverse group of Apprentices will build leadership skills by working with a PNTS committee on a project to advance the work of PNTS. Committee projects may involve developing skills in social media, fundraising, advocacy and policy, event planning, programs, membership, and more. Apprentices will work with PNTS to develop a project that aligns with their interests. Apprentices will provide valuable perspectives to PNTS committee work and leave the program with hands-on experience and a greater knowledge of priority issues in the trails community.

In addition to working on a project with a PNTS committee, the program will include orientation to the National Trails System, career exploration and team-building virtual sessions and attendance at the 2023 National Trails Workshop November 7th–November 9th in Orlando, Florida. PNTS will provide workshop registration, lodging, and a per diem for meals to those selected for the program. The workshop offers trainings and skill-building opportunities covering an array of topics important to trails such as management and stewardship, land protection, engagement, policy and advocacy and more.

To Apply & For more information about the Trail Apprentice Program, selection criteria, participation in the 2023 National Trails Workshop, and more, please visit the Trail Apprentice Program webpage.

Please reach out to Cara@pnts.org with any questions.


Nonprofit- NGO

No financial compensation is provided for participation in the program but PNTS will provide workshop registration, lodging, and a per diem for meals to those selected for the program






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