Call2Talk is a mental health, emotional support, and suicide prevention program. Call2Talk offers a free, confidential helpline 24/7 that assists people through difficult times in their lives, helping the despondent and those who may be suicidal to move from a place of crisis to calm.
For the first few weeks, Call2Talk interns complete a classroom training course to prepare to answer incoming helpline calls. Following completion of the classroom training, interns receive practical support as they begin to answer incoming helpline calls. Interns will develop skills to be able to answer incoming helpline calls and assist callers. Interns may assist the program in other ways on a case-by-case basis.
Answer incoming calls to the Call2Talk mental health, emotional support, and suicide prevention line.
Exposure to providing support and non-biased listening to those in emotional crisis
Learn if exploring psychology related fields is right for you
Undergraduate or graduate students are welcome to apply. There is no requirement for major or field of study.
Ability to commit 10 hours per week to answering phones. Shifts take place 24 hours a day including nights and weekends.
You may also complete the form on our website as a first step to express your interest in an internship: https://www.uwotc.org/call2talk.
Interns may complete an internship for credit. Some educational institutions require prior approval before the start of an internship. It is the responsibility of the student to check with their institution to be sure they meet any requirements before they accept a position.
Successful interns may request a reference from their supervisor.