How Do I Apply?

Thank you for your interest in PHAP. Applications for associate and host site candidates open in early 2019.

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.

2018 Timeline

Dates Information
January Phase I: PHAP 2018 associate application period is open January 2–8, 2018, at Prospective candidates will have seven days to complete and submit their initial application.
March Phase II: Candidates 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 candidates and schedule interviews to be held either by videoconference or by teleconference. Note: Due to the large volume of applications, CDC cannot respond to status inquiries by phone or email.
Mid-June to Late-August Offers will be made to selected candidates by CDC’s Human Resources Office and 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.
October Associates begin their host site assignments in early October and attend the 2018 PHAP Orientation in November at CDC headquarters in Atlanta, Georgia.
Page last reviewed: December 18, 2017