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Am I Eligible?

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

Associate in the FieldPHAP seeks prospective associates who demonstrate academic achievement, have an interest in public health, and have made significant contributions to their communities in public health and in other areas through volunteer, school experiences or work.

Applicants should have a keen interest in service careers in public health and in developing strong public health programmatic and operations skills. They also must have completed at minimum a bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university within the previous two years or complete a four-year course of study leading to a bachelor’s degree by July 1, 2016. (Candidates still completing their studies must provide school enrollment verification that confirms their degree completion date. Veterans who are precluded by military service during their two-year window will have up to six years to apply.) 

Applicants must also—

  • Be US citizens or permanent residents
  • Submit official academic transcripts by the deadline
  • Be willing to commit to full-time work for two years
  • Be willing to relocate anywhere in the United States and U.S. territories at their own expense
  • Be willing to work in a state, tribal, local, or territorial public health organization, nongovernmental organization (community-based organization, public health institute or association, or academic institution), or CDC quarantine station

Prior to joining PHAP, associates have often held positions in research, clinical, nonprofit, and international settings, such as―

  • Summer research fellow, National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences, University of California Davis Center for Health and the Environment
  • HIV team activities leader, Boston Healthcare for the Homeless
  • Research assistant, Johns Hopkins University
  • President, Future Public Health Professionals
  • Pharmacy technician, Rite Aid
  • Latino resource coordinator, Health Leads/Baltimore Health Care Access
  • Volunteer translator, Global Medical Brigades