Much work, no income
Ok — this could be many things other than an unpaid internship. It could be volunteering for the church, or any number of things. The problem is, many people want to do good, however suffer a system that does not give them the means of survival. Hospital Chaplaincy is an example — the training is laborious and expensive. Two summers of full time work without pay (while or after earning the M.Div). Most hospitals certified to offer this training require the Chaplains to pay for the privileged. After these two summers, and earning the M.Div — the person qualified for an internship with a modest stipend.
I’ve not started the unpaid internship — but I am aware that I cannot figure out how I will afford zero income summers where I am working 50 or more hours a week. God help me!