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CDC Public Health Associate Program: Applications Due Tuesday, January 28

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)’s Public Health Associate Program (PHAP) is accepting applications from prospective associates. The associate application period is open January 22 – 28, 2020. We encourage you to share information about this exciting opportunity with students and recent graduates (with a bachelor’s or master’s degree) who are interested in a career in public health and encourage them to apply. The next PHAP class will start in October 2020.

PHAP is a two-year, competitive, paid training program for early-career, public health professionals. Associates are employed by CDC and work at state, tribal, local, and territorial public health departments; nongovernmental organizations; public health institutes and associations; academic institutions; and CDC quarantine stations.

PHAP is open to recent graduates with a minimum of a bachelor’s degree (minimum 3.0 GPA required). Candidates must be willing to accept a position within the 50 states or the US territories and relocate at their own expense, if necessary.

Prospective associates can learn more about the PHAP application process, discover the benefits of joining the program, find answers to frequently asked questions, and read about associates’ experiences by clicking Become an Associate on the PHAP website. Associate applications will be accepted via Those with questions about PHAP or the application process can send an email to or call 404-498-0030.

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