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How Do I Apply?

The 2016 application period for PHAP candidates has closed. Applications for next year will open in January 2017.

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.

2016 Timeline
(Please note: the dates below are subject to change from year to year.)

January Phase I: PHAP 2016 associate application period is open January 4–8, 2016, at Prospective candidates will have five days to complete and submit an initial application.
March Phase II: Applicants who are considered qualified will be asked to provide a personal statement and additional information to PHAP for further consideration.
April Phase III: CDC will notify PHAP finalists and schedule interviews to be held via either videoconference or by teleconference. Due to the large volume of applications, CDC cannot respond to status inquiries by phone or email.
Mid-June to early August Offers will be made to selected candidates by CDC’s Human Resource Office and include notification of assigned geographic placement and agency name. (Location is NOT negotiable because associates must be placed in geographic and program areas CDC determines to have the greatest need.)
October Associates begin their host site assignment in early October and attend the 2016 PHAP Orientation in late October at CDC headquarters in Atlanta, Georgia.