Join the Movement
Have you done your DTS and are ready for more?
For many, DTS is the beginning of the adventure with Jesus—joining staff is the extension of it. It's your chance to join a dynamic, fun-loving community that is passionate about reaching the nations for Jesus.
Joining staff at YWAM Mazatlan is easy. The first step is to complete our Artios Internship, a specialized program tailored to give you that “more” you are looking for. Then, once completed, you'll be able to apply to join us as a full-time staff member!
Our staffing experience is unique. You’ll be living and working alongside passionate YWAMers from different nations, cultures, and backgrounds, all focused on one thing: “To know God and make him known."
What better way to continue your missionary journey than becoming a full-time staff member with YWAM?
Steps to Join Staff
Apply for the Artios Internship
You must complete our 12-week Artios Internship before you can officially join us on staff.
Complete the internship and apply to be on staff
During the internship you'll have the chance to apply to be a full-time staff member.
Begin the adventure in full-time missions
Now that you're better equipped to pursue your missionary calling, you'll officially join our staff team and together we'll work to mobilize this generation for the Great Commission!
Why an internship?
"ARTIOS" (ar-tay-ohs) is a Greek word that means to be complete and ready, because you’ve been prepared. That's exactly what our 12-week Artios Internship is designed to do—prepare you to join us on staff.
The Artios Internship was created to give you a firsthand, on-the-job experience of what it's like to be staff at YWAM Mazatlan. Our goal is to help further develop godly character in you while focusing on your leadership skills. By the end of it, you'll be prepared and ready to apply to join us on staff.
Do First, Then Teach
Artios is designed to be focused and intentional, allowing you time to understand our YWAM campus and culture before applying to be on Staff.
A Space to Grow
Daily classes to help develop godly character while focusing on your leadership skills.
You’ll fully integrate with our YWAM community and experience firsthand what it’s like to be a missionary on the field.
Our YWAM campus is a dynamic "live/learn" environment, meaning we live together and learn together at the same time. It's what will make your internship more impactful.
Prepared to Thrive
We want to prepare you to thrive wherever God calls you. The internship will offer key leadership teachings as well as practical tips and advice for all aspects of your life.
Combining Work and Class
The work training, along with the rich teaching times, will help you become fully prepared to be staff at YWAM Mazatlan if you choose to do so after the internship.
Internship service role
As an Artios intern you'll not only be focusing on developing your leadership skills in the classroom, but also get the chance to apply what you’re learning in real, practical ways during your service placement.
There are two main departments where Artios interns serve: Community Life (CL) and Facilities.
Within CL, intern roles include working in Hospitality and the Kitchen. In Facilities, roles include working in Maintenance, Transport, and Base Cleaning. Roles within other departments do become available from time to time, so it's possible you could be placed in a department outside of CL and Facilities.
The HR department will assign your service role. You’ll be expected to work in that role for the duration of the 12 weeks.
The Artios schedule is designed to allow you to get the most out of the 12-week internship. Your day will be divided between attending campus-wide events like worship, intercession and Staff Connect, working in a service role, and going to class. Apart from one evening a week, the rest of your evenings and most weekends will be free.
You'll be given two opportunities to apply for staff during the 12-week internship period.
January 8th - March 29th
Arrival Days: January 6th - 7th
April 8th - June 28th
Arrival Days: April 6th - 7th
July 8th - September 27th
Arrival Days: July 6th - 7th
September 30th - December 20th
Arrival Days: September 28 - 29th
Cost of the Internship
A Nation: $1,850 USD
B Nation: $1,500 USD
C Nation: $1,200 USD
Internship fees must be paid in full by the end of Week 3.
*Failure to pay may result in dismissal from the internship program.
Areas of Service
Kitchen & Hospitality
Homes of Hope
Schools & Student Mobilization
Bibles for Mexico, Do Justice, & Local Ministries
Maintenance, Transport, & Security
Accounting & Legal