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Join our team of educators, researchers, service providers, advocates, and administrative staff — a passionate community that has a far-reaching impact.

Erikson Institute is a world-class organization, renowned for our pioneering work, leadership, and expertise in the fields of child development, social work, and early childhood education. Whether on our graduate school campus in downtown Chicago, at community-based sites throughout Illinois, or in the spotlight at national and international conferences, our experts are all dedicated to a common goal: improving the lives of young children and their families.

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Experience Erikson Institute’s Graduate School Culture

Learn more about our unique culture in our graduate school where our small class sizes and easy access to faculty foster strong learning relationships.

We take the same approach to our internal culture where relationships, diversity, inclusion and self-reflection create a positive and rewarding experience.

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Erikson Notification of Rights and Options

Equal Opportunity Employer – Erikson Institute is an equal opportunity employer. We consider all applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, national or ethnic origin, gender, gender identity, gender expression, sexual orientation, marital status, age, disability, veteran status, or any other classes protected by federal, state, or local laws. In addition, Erikson Institute provides reasonable accommodations to qualified individuals with disabilities in accordance with the Americans With Disabilities Act and applicable state and local laws (including during the application or hiring process).

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Erikson has the right candidates for you.

Early Childhood Job Postings

Erikson is on Handshake, an online career services platform. To have your early education job accessible to our experienced alumni and students please connect with us on Handshake. For any questions, please email Career Services.


Resume Book

The Career Services department provides an electronic resume book to organizations seeking potential employees. The book consists of resumes of current students arranged by program.

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Early Child Internships

Sponsoring interns is a great way to bring early childhood expertise into your organization while supporting the professional growth of students in the field. Learn how your organization can become an internship site.

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Nondiscrimination Policy

It is the policy of Erikson Institute not to discriminate against any individual on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, marital status, age, disability, or veteran status in matters of admissions, employment, or services or in the educational programs or activities it operates, in accordance with civil rights legislation and institutional commitment. For Employment/Staff, any alleged violations of this policy should be directed to the Chief Human Resources & Facilities Officer, David Wilson. For Students, any alleged violations of this policy should be directed to the Dean of Students, Ashley Curry.