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CDC Public Health Associate Program


Be sure to consult the Fellowship Website for complete eligibility and competition requirements.


CDC PHAP Application Deadline
Thursday, January 25, 2024

About this Fellowship

The Public Health Associate Program (PHAP) is a two-year, paid, competency-based training and service program that provides associates hands-on experience in public health. It offers on-the-job training, unique field assignments and mentoring from CDC employees. Applicants must have graduated college within the past two years or plan to graduate by July 1 of the application year, have official transcripts showing a 3.0 GPA on an eligible degree. Applicants must also be willing to commit to full-time work for two years, relocate anywhere in the US (including US territories) at their own expense, and work in a state, tribal, local, or territorial public health department, nongovernmental organization, or CDC quarantine station.

PHAP is a training program for early-career public health professionals who have a recent college degree and an interest in public service and public health. Applicants must have completed their most recent degree within the past two years to be eligible. The application portal typically opens in January and is available for a limited period of time.

Award Value

Two-year salaried position, paid vacation & sick leave, and health insurance

Eligibility Requirements

Requirements Details
Year(s) of Application Senior, Alumni/Non-enrolled, Masters

Minimum Grade Point Average



US Citizen, Permanent Resident
Campus Nomination Required No

Last updated: November 2, 2023

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