Become an Associate

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The 2020 application period for PHAP candidates is now closed. For questions about the status of your application click here to view the application timeline. The next application cycle will open in early 2021.

Two Photos: First image shows two associates in the field preparing for helicopter transport. Second image shows a group of asociates in an office setting meeting with a health department official.

The Public Health Associate Program (PHAP) is a competitive two-year, paid training program for recent college graduates who are interested in a career in public health. PHAP gives recent graduates the opportunity to gain hands-on, real-life experience in the day-to-day operations of  public health programs. Explore these pages to learn how to apply, discover the benefits of joining PHAP, and find answers to frequently asked questions!

Page last reviewed: January 22, 2020