PHAP: Candidate application period opens January 18!

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Francisco A Tomei Torres

Jan 19, 2022, 3:04:19 PMJan 19

CDC’s Public Health Associate Program (PHAP) is accepting applications from prospective associates January 18–25. 


PHAP is a two-year, competitive, paid training program for early-career public health professionals. Associates are employed and paid by CDC and work at state, tribal, local, and territorial public health departments; nongovernmental organizations; public health institutes and associations; academic institutions; and CDC quarantine stations. 

Let Potential Candidates Know 

CDC’s Public Health Associate Program (PHAP) is seeking exceptional recent college graduates interested in public health careers. The 2022 associate application period is January 18–25. 


There are numerous benefits to serving as an associate, including: 

  • Recognition as employees of the nation’s leading public health agency, with the salary and benefits of a term-limited, Title 5 employee 
  • Formal training in key public health competency areas, including seminars, workshops, web-based courses, and conferences to enhance basic public health program skills 
  • Unique experience in the day-to-day operations of public health programs, qualifying associates to convert to career positions at CDC or equivalent positions in other public health organizations 


Prospective candidates can learn more about the PHAP application process, explore PHAP’s BEST FIT model to find out if the program is a good fit for them, find answers to frequently asked questions, and learn about associate experiences by visiting the Become an Associate section of the PHAP website. Applicants must apply through the federal hiring website: USA JobsThose with further questions about PHAP or the application process can email or call 404-498-0030. 


PHAP is a valuable part of CDC and makes a vital contribution to the field and the future of public health. Thank you for your ongoing support of this program. 



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