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

Cure Violence does not have an internship program and is not currently able to offer paid internships. Cure Violence does occasionally take on unpaid interns depending on the current need and the qualifications of the candidate. Interns are expected to work a minimum of 15 hours a week and can work remotely or in our office located on UIC’s campus.

We welcome resumes from anyone wanting to be considered for an unpaid internship.  Resumes as well as any questions can be sent to Charlie Ransford at

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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