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Associate in the Field

PHAP is looking for US citizens, permanent residents, or US nationals with a keen interest in public health. Applicants must demonstrate academic achievement, flexibility, social and cultural inclusiveness, and a desire to be of service.

Applicants must meet academic requirements—

  • College graduation within the past 2 years
    • US military veterans who are unable to apply within 2 years due to military service obligation have up to 6 years after graduation to apply
    • Currently enrolled students must graduate by July 1 of the application year to be eligible
  • Official academic transcripts showing at least a 3.0 grade point average (on a 4.0 scale) from most recent degree

Applicants must also be willing to—

  • Commit to full-time work for 2 years
  • Relocate anywhere in the United States and US territories at their own expense
  • Work in a state, tribal, local, or territorial public health department, nongovernmental organization (community-based organization, public health institute or association, or academic institution), or CDC quarantine station
Page last reviewed: January 22, 2020