CDC Public Health Associate Program

The Public Health Associate Program (PHAP) is a competitive, two-year, paid training program with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. PHAP associates are assigned to public health agencies and nongovernmental organizations in the United States and US territories, and work alongside other professionals across a variety of public health settings. Throughout the two-year training program, associates gain hands-on experience that will serve as a foundation for their public health careers. After completing the program, PHAP graduates are qualified to apply for jobs with public health agencies and organizations.

The US Center for Disease Control's Public Health Associate Program seeks candidates who have an interest in public health and can demonstrate academic achievement, and the capacity to be flexible, work well as part of a team, and be socially and culturally inclusive when working with others. Applicants should have a keen interest in public health service careers and in developing strong public health program and operations skills.

Application Deadline: January

Year at Time of Application: 
Senior or Beyond, Grad Student, Recent Alum
Duration of Award: 
Full Year or More
No Preference
Direct Submission
Area of Interest: 
Life Sciences, Nursing and Health Sciences
Earliest Application Deadline: 
Jan. – April
Penn-State Sponsored: 
Fellowship Components: 
Public Service