Become an Associate

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The 2022 Associate application cycle opens January 18, 2022, and closes at 11:59 pm (ET), January 25, 2022.

If you have questions about the application process, please contact the PHAP helpdesk at phap@cdc.gov or 404-498-0030.
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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: December 17, 2021