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IETA Applications Process

IETA Applications Now Being Accepted!

The application cycle for this year has officially opened and the IETA program is currently accepting applications for its 2017 – 2018 Cohort 19. You can download the Application Form by clicking on this link: “CDC 0.1418  [PDF – 407 KB]”.

Please fill out the application information electronically, being sure to include your signature as well as your first- and second-level supervisors’ signatures. If you cannot digitally sign the document, you may print it and then sign.

A complete application will include the following documents:

  • Complete application form with all required signatures and brief responses to 6 questions identified in the application
  • Current résumé
  • Most recent full-year performance appraisal rating or COER rating (cover sheet only with rating official’s signature)
  • SF-50 (non-CDC applicants only)

Scan all items together to create one PDF document and send this document to by Friday, July 7, 2017. Please use “IETA Application Submission” in the subject line when submitting your application. Incomplete application packages will not be reviewed.

Timeline: There are two steps to the application review process. All complete applications will undergo a review. Then, selected applicants will be invited to interview by telephone in early August. Invitations to participate in the 2017-2018 IETA program will be sent by late August. The program’s first workshop will be held October 11-13, 2017.

If there are any questions about the application process, please e-mail or contact the Program Manager at (404) 718-8874.

Medical clearance information: Please note that after being accepted into the program, you must be issued a Department of State Medical Clearance before departing overseas for assignment. The purpose of a medical clearance is to identify specific health needs and medical conditions that may require specialty management, follow-up, or monitoring. This is meant to reduce the need for medical travel during the 12-week assignment due to lack of local health resources.

Failure to receive a medical clearance is very rare, but post-specific medical clearances (Class II) are not uncommon. A Class II clearance will determine the location of a participant’s assignment. This topic will be discussed in detail during IETA’s first workshop and the medical clearance will be completed after this training session.

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  • Page last updated: February 16, 2017
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