How Do I Apply?

The 2024 associate application cycle will open in early 2024.

If you have questions about the application process, please contact the PHAP helpdesk at

PHAP candidates must register and apply through

Note: to submit your application, we recommend creating a USA Jobs profile early, and have the following documents available:

  • Resume
  • Proof of US citizenship or legal permanent residency (i.e., birth certificate, US passport, permanent resident card or naturalization document)
  • Academic transcript showing at least a 2.95 grade point average (on a 4.0 scale) from the most recent degree completed within the last two years (6 years for veterans). Official college transcripts are required during the application period, January 18-25, 2023.
  • Veterans’ preference document, if applicable

Due to the large volume of applications, CDC is unable to respond to status inquiries.

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

2023 Timeline
Please note: the dates below are subject to change.

2022 PHAP Application Timeline
Dates Information
January The PHAP Associate application cycle opens Monday, January 23, 2023, and closes at 11:59 pm (EST), Sunday, February 5, 2023,  on Candidates have eight days to complete and submit their initial applications (have a current resume and transcript ready for submission).
April Qualified candidates must provide a personal statement and additional documentation as requested. Instructions are forwarded from If a notification is not received, please check your spam or junk email.
May CDC interviews are scheduled with qualified candidates by video conference or teleconference.
Mid-June to Late-August CDC makes job offers to selected candidates. Offers include the host agency and the assigned geographic area. Associates are placed in program areas with the greatest need. Host site assignments are non-negotiable.
Mid-October Associates begin work at host sites.
November Associates attend PHAP orientation virtually or at CDC Headquarters in Atlanta, Georgia.