Public Health Associate Program (PHAP)

9 February 2012

PHAP is opening the application period for the PHAP Class of 2012. The
application period will be from February 1 – February 29, 2012.
Instructions on applying and the application procedures are on the
PHAP website at

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.