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Youth Missions International is dedicated to improving your mission trip experience. We train groups and individuals to do mission differently while empowering young Christian leaders who love to share Jesus.

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Native American Internship

Ministry Focus: Ministry with Native Americans

About the Ministry Site:

Mission Differently has an amazing opportunity for Native American young people ages 18-26. If you have graduated high school and have a passion for children and youth ministry in a Native American context, this mission experience is for you!

We have internships available working with Awana, a global ministry that partners with local churches for the evangelism and discipleship of children and youth. We are working with Native American leaders to build leadership opportunities for Native American College students, that will help prepare them for a lifetime of ministry. During your experience, you will have the opportunity to learn about Awana as an organization from top to bottom. This is the perfect opportunity for those who want to gain valuable ministry experience. 


Come See: In the beginning of the internship you will accompany an Awana Missionary, and will observe the Missionary's ministry to the churches. The internship will be focused primarily on Native American Churches and Community Outreach. Observation will include:

  • Church and pastor meetings
  • Presentations of the ministry
  • Various trainings
  • Community interactions
  • Office work
  • Communication

Come Follow: As you progress, the Awana Missionary will begin to give you more responsibility, having you actively participate in the ministry with close support and mentorship.

Come Serve: As you progress in your ability, you may be allowed by the Awana Missionary to do some ministry responsibilities on your own. 


  • Be demonstrating a walk with the Lord, and a passion for evangelism and discipleship.
  • Have strong communication skills, writing skills, a current driver’s license, and a teachable spirit.
  • Have computer skills and be fairly proficient on Microsoft Office applications.
  • Be Native American

Trip Length: 2-12 weeks, year-round

Locations: Northern California/Nevada, North and South Dakota, Arizona/New Mexico.

Required training: May 2016 for Summer 2016 at Awana HQ. Internships in other seasons have training prior to internship start date.

Click here for 2018 Training/Debrief Dates

*Select the approximate length of your trip below to see sample price at the top of the page.  Prices may vary based on your customized experience.

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