Careers at Cure Violence

Cure Violence is located in the School of Public Health at the University of Illinois at Chicago. Cure Violence was founded in 1995 by Dr. Gary Slutkin, an epidemiologist who maintains that violence should be treated like an epidemic and can be prevented by stopping behavior at its source. The Cure Violence model uses the same science-based strategies used globally to fight other infectious diseases. The model has been statistically validated to reduce shootings, killings or both by 30 to 70 percent in independent evaluations.

Cure Violence was ranked in the top 20 NGOs in the world in 2014 by Global Geneva, and 1st among NGOs focused on violence prevention. Cure Violence is building a global initiative focused around violence as a health issue.

Grads/Undergrads Seeking to Change the World (or at least one life) during a Spring Internship

Cure Violence, ranked 14th in the Top 500 NGOs in the world by NGO Advisor in 2016, is looking for smart, socially-conscious, globally-focused millennials with excellent research and writing skills for full-time, unpaid internships in our program*, communications, development, research or policy departments. Opportunities in communications require writing, social media, website development/management, videography, graphic design and/or event planning skills. Positions available in Chicago, Washington, D.C. and New York City.

Cure Violence is at the forefront and building a network of globally and socially conscious partners who are redefining the field of violence prevention through a health perspective that includes identifying and interrupting violence, working to change individual behavior and affecting community norm changes. Currently, the Cure Violence model is deployed in 50+ communities in 25 U.S. cities and eight countries.

For consideration for a full-time, unpaid internship opportunity during Spring 2017 with Cure Violence, please send your resume and cover letter to by October 31, 2016. Please be specific as to how you see yourself contributing to Cure Violence’s mission.

*Spanish and Arabic speaking interns are particularly helpful for work within the program department.


The University of Illinois at Chicago is an Equal Opportunity, Affirmative Action employer.  Minorities, women, veterans and individuals with disabilities are encouraged to apply. 

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