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What Are the Benefits of Joining PHAP?

Thank you for your interest in applying to become a PHAP associate. The 2018 application period for PHAP associates has closed.
The next application cycle will open in January 2019.

The Public Health Associate Program (PHAP) is a two-year training and service program that gives associates hands-on experience in public health.

Associate at CDC Headquarters Benefits of becoming a public health associate include—

  • Recognition as an employee of CDC, the nation’s leading public health agency
  • Salary, paid sick and vacation leave, health insurance, and access to a variety of support services and resources
  • Unique field assignment that provides diverse public health experiences and the opportunity to demonstrate competencies in a wide variety of public health service activities
  • Valuable career skill development and on-the-job training to become well-rounded public health professionals
  • Mentoring from a CDC professional who provides guidance and networking opportunities to help further your career
  • Opportunities to work with world experts and access some of the best resources in public health
  • A chance to make substantial contributions to public health