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The Public Health Associate Program (PHAP) is accepting applications

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The Public Health Associate Program (PHAP) is a competitive, two-year, paid Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) fellowship. A PHAP associate is assigned to a state, tribal, local or territorial public health agency and works alongside local public health professionals. After completing the program, PHAP graduates will be qualified for future jobs with federal, state, tribal, local and territorial public health agencies, and will be uniquely prepared to pursue an advanced degree in public health.


Applicants should have a keen interest in frontline service careers in public health and in developing strong public health programmatic and operations skills.

Applicants must:

  • Be a U.S. citizen;
  • Hold a bachelor's degree from an accredited academic institution by July 1 of the year of application;
         Note: Applicants with a master's degree will be considered but do not receive preference in hiring, nor a higher pay. Individuals holding a master's degree may be eligible for other CDC fellowship programs. 
  • Be willing to commit to full-time work for two years;
  • Be willing to work in a state, tribal, local or territorial health agency setting, or CDC quarantine station; and, 
  • Be willing to relocate at the associate's own expense.


Last Updated on Wednesday, 01 February 2012 17:32

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