How to Choose an Orphanage Internship Program
One of the things I advice people to do when trying to start an orphanage or get into another area of orphan care is to do an internship in an orphanage. But BE CAREFUL with your choice of an orphanage. To get the maximum benefit, it has to be an orphanage run very very well. Why? Imagine that you are interested in being a medical doctor. You randomly choose a hospital to do an internship. You go to a hospital that is horrible; everything is a mess, the doctors are not well trained, there are no competency standards and nurses and doctors don’t care at all. What kind of experience will you get? You will get a different experience from someone who went to a well-run hospital with very loving and knowledgeable physicians.
You want to learn in the process from people who do it WELL, not merely be in an orphanage. Where you go is more important than going at all.