How Do I Apply?

PHAP candidates must register and apply through the USAjobs websiteExternal.

Due to the large volume of applications, CDC cannot respond to status inquiries by telephone or email.

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

2019 Timeline
Please note: the dates below provide an example timeline and are subject to change.

Dates Information
February Associate application period is open February 4–8 at USAjobs.gov. Candidates have five days to complete and submit their initial application.
April Qualified candidates are asked to provide a personal statement and additional information for further consideration.
May CDC schedules interviews with qualified candidates either by videoconference or by teleconference.
Mid-June to Late-August

Offers are made to selected candidates by CDC’s Human Resources Office. Offers include notification of assigned geographic placement and agency name.

Note: Host site location is NOT negotiable because associates must be placed in geographic and program areas CDC determines to have the greatest need.

Early October Associates begin their host site assignments.
November Associates attend PHAP Orientation.
Page last reviewed: January 4, 2019