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At PIRC, we seek highly motivated undergraduate and graduate students with an interest in preventing sexual violence and promoting social change.  PIRC Interns work in the Susan Schechter Laboratory. Interns must demonstrate a strong academic record and preferably have a background in social science research or a related field. Internships are currently available at our Durham, NH office on the University of New Hampshire campus. 

To view a list of current internship openings, visit our Internship Opportunities

Are you interested in working at Prevention Innovations Research Center? We are looking for hardworking, motivated undergraduate and graduate students who have a passion for social change and ending sexual violence. Below you will find bios of past interns in our office.

For more information about current internship opportunities, visit our Internship Opportunities page.

Past Interns

Emily DuChene is a senior at the University of Michigan working toward earning her Bachelor’s Degrees in Psychology and Political Science with a minor in Judaic studies. On campus, she is involved with WeRead, a volunteer organization that works to improve reading and writing skills in sixth grade students at Noble Elementary School in Detroit, Kappa Alpha Pi, a pre-law fraternity, and Delta Gamma where she works with the Sexual Violence Empowerment and Education Division of the Panhellenic Peer Education Program. Emily is interested in law and politics and hopes to eventually study law and policy to advocate for women’s rights and give a voice to people in need.

Céline Guedj received her Bachelor's degree in Sociology and Justice Studies with a minor in Women's Studies in Spring 2018. She joined PIRC as a sophomore and contributed to many different projects, including research for her Honors Senior Thesis, Expanding a Mobile Application to Fight Sexual Violence on Campus. Click here to watch Celine's Story.

Jordyn Kafka is a senior at the University of New Hampshire pursuing a bachelors degree in communications with a minor in nutrition. She is interested in social media, marketing and advertising.  In her free time, Jordyn enjoys playing tennis, going to the beach, running, and spending time with family. ​

Meghan Stewart graduated with a Bachelor's Degree in Sociology in Spring 2018. During her time as Communication Intern, Meghan helped manage PIRC's social media accounts and shared our research in a variety of creative ways. Previously, she was an intern at Independence House, Cape Cod's leading resource center for survivors of domestic violence and sexual assault. 

Gabby Wilkinson received her Bachelor's degree in Psychology in Spring 2018. She began working at PIRC in June 2017 doing behind the scenes work for PIRC's Bringing in the Bystander Program.  Gabby's enthusiasm for PIRC's mission and practice stems from her love for psychology. She is fortunate for the opportunity to be a part of the process that develops programs that venture to prevent sexual violence, which has been a rewarding and humbling experience for her.

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Americorps Victim Assistance Program (AVAP) Member

AmeriCorps Victim Assistance Program (AVAP) members provide crisis intervention, direct support services, and advocacy to individuals and families who have been impacted by domestic and sexual violence and stalking, addressing critical needs of communities throughout New Hampshire. Members receive training from experts in the field on crucial topics such as; creating access to housing, financial literacy, advocacy, and many other skill sets that transfer into numerous career fields. As financial abuse is present in almost all instances of domestic violence, members integrate economic empowerment into their advocacy by providing financial literacy and housing services.