Employment Opportunities

Upjohn Institute President

The W.E. Upjohn Institute seeks an inspiring and influential president for the critical role of providing strategic direction and leadership for our Institute. We require an executive with both the ability and desire to shape and disseminate the Institute’s work for maximum impact. For further information, please see our full listing.


Planning Intern

The Upjohn Institute is seeking a Planning Intern to work with our Southcentral Michigan Planning Council (SMPC) Team on urban planning projects.

Since 1932, the W.E. Upjohn Institute for Employment Research has functioned as one of the world’s leading independent labor economic research organizations, researching the causes and effects of unemployment and methods of alleviating it.

Our SMPC Team is one of 14 regions in Michigan, which includes Branch, Calhoun, Kalamazoo, and St. Joseph Counties. SMPC serves local units of governments, the Michigan Department of Transportation, and Road Commissions and Departments.

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About the W.E. Upjohn Institute for Employment Research

Since 1932, the Upjohn Institute has functioned as one of the world’s leading independent labor economics research organizations, seeking to research the causes and effects of unemployment and to devise ways and means of alleviating unemployment. The Institute has an outstanding research staff, and it houses the administrative arm of the local workforce development programs. The combination offers a rich source of data and opportunities for operational experimentation.  

Application Instructions

Submit CV/resume and letter of interest to hr@upjohn.org.

Equal Opportunity Employment

The Upjohn Institute is an Equal Opportunity Employer and as such, is committed to affirmative action steps to help achieve a goal of equality in the treatment of employees and applicants without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, marital status, age height, weight, national origin, veteran or disability status in hiring, promotion training and development, compensation, transfer, termination, disciplinary action, and all other personnel actions and Institute related functions and activities.