Research Opportunity in Epidemiology Studying Intimate Partner Violence

Dr. Mary Kernic (Department of Epidemiology) has partnered with the King County Prosecuting Attorney’s Office (KCPAO) to examine factors associated with victim recantation and non-cooperation during the prosecution of domestic violence cases. She is currently looking for an undergraduate intern to work on this project.

Student intern activities may include:

  • Extracting data from KCPAO databases,
  • Data cleaning and database management,
  • Conducting literature reviews, and
  • Preparing tables and figures for progress reports

Preferred skills and experience include:

  • Interest in social science and public health research methods, 
  • Research interests in: intimate partner violence, family violence, and violence against women,
  • Strong communication skills,
  • Strong time management skills, and
  • Ability to work independently and responsibly

Please Note: Research interns will likely handle sensitive court material relating to cases involving intimate partner violence. For some people, viewing this material may be challenging or discomforting. Prospective applicants should be prepared to regularly engage with such material during the course of their internship.

For additional information or to apply for this position, please contact Esteban Valencia at  

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