Pineapple Support and 7 Cups of Tea Internship Program

Are you a student in a Social and Human Services program looking to gain field placement or practicum hours?

Are you LGBTQ friendly, sex positive and kink aware?

If the answer to both of these questions is yes, then why not sign up to be an active listener for Pineapple Support, the adult industry support network?

The Pineapple Support online emotional support service is provided through 7 Cups of Tea. It allows members and guests to anonymously connect with trained listeners in order to gain support for everyday issues, including mental health.

7 Cups of Tea 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 Pineapple Support through 7 Cups of Tea?
Any open minded 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.

What are the benefits of interning at 7 Cups of Tea through Pineapple Support?
• 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.
• You will be providing a much needed service to an often forgotten demographic.
• Learn from other veteran listeners in the community.
• Gain solid experience before working “in the field.”
• Add meaningful volunteer experience to your resume.

How do I become an intern with 7 Cups of Tea?
1. Visit www.pinepplesupport.org and click VOLUNTEER in the top menu bar.
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.

#ProtectYourPineapples

Whatever size fruit you have in your basket – Remember to perform a self-exam once a month.

October is breast cancer awareness month, that doesn’t just mean turning half your wardrobe pink, changing your company logo (oh the irony) and proudly pinning a pink ribbon to every outfit.

Breast cancer awareness is about remembering to give yourself a self-exam once a month, it means supporting women affected by it and it means being grateful for your own health.

Each year 1.4 million women are diagnosed with breast cancer, that includes 1 in every 8 women in the USA. But early detection can make a huge difference to beating breast cancer and we think that’s something worth raising awareness about!

So whether your mammaries are like melons or your chesticles are more like cherries we would like to help you get to know your breasts and detect if there is a possible problem.

 

 

To show your support and raise awareness we would like to ask you to join our campaign. After your self-exam, take a photograph of yourself , covering your credentials with your choice of fruit and post in on social media. Remembering to tag @PineappleYSW #ProtectYourPineapples and link back to this blog to ensure as many women as possible join us and protect their pineapples.

Breast cancer is not always detectable by a lump or hard mass, sometimes the symptoms are visual.

Some changes in your breasts are perfectly normal, but if you are worried, it is always best to visit your doctor.

What is it that you are feeling for?

When feeling for a lump, check from your armpit, to your collarbone, down to the bottom of your rib cage. A cancerous lump feels different from a normal breast lump, it often feels hard and immovable and can be any shape or size.

Getting to know your breasts is really important and the best time to give yourself a self-exam is just after your period when things are most normal.

Remember, when breast cancer is found early, survival rates are incredibly high.

Be proactive in caring for our health, self-exam once a month, eat well, exercise regularly and help raise awareness #ProtectYourPineapples