Applying to be an Associate

Key points

  • Application instructions and timeline are provided to guide applicants through the process.
  • Interested and eligible applicants must apply through to become an associate.
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Opportunities & Updates

Associate Application

The 2024 associate application period is closed. The next application period will open in early 2025.

Host Site Application

The 2024 host site application period is closed. Check back in early 2025 for the next opportunity.

How to apply

Eligible PHAP candidates must register and apply through Learn more about Associate Eligibility & Requirements.

Note: To submit your application, we recommend creating a USA Jobs profile early and having the following documents available:

  • Current resume or CV
  • Proof of U.S. citizenship or legal permanent residency (i.e., birth certificate, U.S. passport, permanent resident card or naturalization document)
  • Academic transcript showing at least a 2.95 grade point average (on a 4.0 scale) from the most recent degree completed within the last two years (6 years for veterans)
  • Veterans' preference document, if applicable

Due to the large volume of applications, CDC is unable to respond to status inquiries. After all submissions are reviewed, selected candidates will be contacted by email and asked to provide additional information through the Enterprise Fellowship Management System (eFMS).

Key Associate Application Dates

2024 timeline

Please note: the dates below are subject to change.

  • Information
  • The PHAP candidate application cycle opened Tuesday, January 16, 2024, and closed t 11:59 p.m. (ET), Monday, January 22, 2024, on Candidates have seven days to complete and submit their initial applications.
  • Qualified candidates must provide a personal statement and additional documentation as requested. Instructions are forwarded from If a notification is not received, please check your spam or junk email.
  • CDC interviews are scheduled with qualified candidates by video conference or teleconference.
Mid-June to Late-August
  • CDC makes job offers to selected candidates. Offers include the host agency and the assigned geographic area. Host site assignments are non-negotiable.
  • Associates begin work at host sites.
  • Associates attend PHAP orientation virtually or at CDC Headquarters in Atlanta, Georgia.