The purpose of the Youth Initiative Program is to engage and employ Native youth (ages up to and including 25 years of age), and to introduce them to unique internships and job opportunities which encourage protecting and improving the trust assets of Native Americans, Tribes, and Alaska Natives, preserving and maintaining natural and cultural resources, and the conservation stewardship of the land, water, and earth. This program promotes the education of its participants through hands-on experiences while developing the necessary skills of our future scientists. Eligibility is limited to Federally Recognized Indian Tribal Governments and Native American Organizations authorized by Indian tribal governments (Tribes and inter-tribal organizations authorized under Public Law 93-638). For funding application information, click here!