7 Cups Internship Program

7 Cups of Tea is a great place for students to serve as non-paid interns and in turn receive credit for their academic programs.

What type of student would benefit from working with 7 Cups of Tea?

Any student enrolled in a Social and Human Services program where a certain number of field placement or practicum hours are required to complete a certificate/degree can participate:

  • Undergraduate programs in Health & Human Services, Psychology
  • Graduate programs in Counseling, Clinical Psychology, Master of Social Work
  • Ph.D. & Psy.D. programs

Students who bring their life experience, academic skills, genuine passion for helping those in need and who also have aspirations of working in the behavioral health field, will likely find this work very rewarding.

Will 7 Cups of Tea provide supervisors?

7 Cups of Tea is unable to provide supervisors at this time. Many of our interns request a local social worker or a faculty member to act as their supervisors. We provide you with the perfect platform to interact with clients and to learn from other peer listeners in the community.

Are only students eligible to intern with 7 Cups of Tea?

While this program is geared towards students, anyone with an enthusiasm to help others while learning about mental health is welcome to register. The internship certificate will add great value to any resume for a job or college application.

Are teens eligible for this internship?

Yes, we welcome teens to register for this internship. Teens can gain volunteer hours for school projects and other assignments by listening and providing support on 7 Cups. The internship certificate will mention the hours spent listening on one on one chats.

What are the benefits of interning at 7 Cups of Tea?

  • Further develop active listening communication skills.
  • Build therapeutic relationships with users/members of the site.
  • Create a personal profile page that highlights your interests and future career goals.
  • Learn from other veteran listeners in the community.
  • Gain solid experience while still in school, before working “in the field.”
  • Add meaningful volunteer experience to your resume and graduate school applications.

How do I become an intern with 7 Cups of Tea?

  1. Click here to become a Listener.
  2. Complete at least two 1-1 support and five group support chats.
  3. Click here to complete our internship registration form.
  4. You will receive the internship starter kit within 3-5 business days of your application date.
  5. Upon successful completion of the internship, you will be awarded with a certificate.