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How Do I Apply?

Become an Associate

The application period for PHAP associate candidates has closed.

PHAP candidates must apply for the two-year paid training program through the USAJobs website. Applicants must first register on to submit an application.

After all submissions have been reviewed, a select number of candidates will be contacted by email and asked to provide additional information through the Fellowship Management System (FMS). Please refer to the timeline below for a detailed description of the application process.

PHAP recommends that prospective candidates return to the PHAP website periodically for updates, including new information about the program and any changes in the application process.

2015 Timeline
(Please note: the dates below are subject to change from year to year.)

JanuaryPhase I: PHAP 2015 associate application period is open January 12–16, 2015, at Prospective candidates will have five days to complete and submit an initial application.
MarchPhase II: Applicants who are considered qualified will be asked to provide a personal statement and additional information to PHAP for further consideration.
AprilApplicants will be able to view their application status by visiting the Fellowship Management System (FMS) and logging into their account. Due to the large volume of applications, CDC cannot respond to status inquiries by phone or email.
April/MayPhase III: CDC will notify PHAP finalists and schedule interviews to be held either in person or by teleconference. Candidates are responsible for all travel costs associated with attending in-person interviews.
AugustOffers will be made to selected candidates and include notification of assigned geographic placement and program area. (Contrary to the USAjobs announcement, location is NOT negotiable because associates must be placed in geographic and program areas CDC determines to have the greatest need.)
OctoberAssociates begin their host site assignments and attend the 2015 PHAP Orientation at CDC headquarters in Atlanta, Georgia.