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 #10 NGO in the world in 2018 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.

Internship at Cure Violence

Our interns work closely with the Cure Violence team to further our mission of interrupting the cycle of violence through a public health approach. Interning with Cure Violence is an ideal opportunity for candidates looking to develop their skills through hands-on work alongside a highly experienced and dedicated staff. Furthermore, it provides a chance to meaningfully contribute to a non-profit with deep local roots and international impact. This internship is unpaid, and interns will be expected to work approximately 10-15 hours a week remotely or in our office located on UIC’s campus. We are also looking for summer interns available to work a minimum of 20 hours a week. View the specifications for currently available positions here:

Contact volunteer coordinator Megan Kang at with questions.

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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