This program enables new graduates with an interest in public health to work in a variety of public health settings. More information below and at

The mission of the CDC’s Public Health Associate Program (PHAP) is to train and provide experiential learning to early career professionals who contribute to the public health workforce. Managed by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s (CDC) Office for State, Tribal, Local and Territorial Support, PHAP enables entry-level public health professionals to gain hands-on, real-life experience in the day-to-day operations of public health programs. The CDC works with a pool of young professionals and places them with a health department or Tribal organization that will create a mutually beneficially learning and work environment.  PHAPs are assigned to a host site for a full two years.

There were nine applications from Tribes or Tribal organizations in the last round to host a PHAP – and all nine were successfully matched with a CDC PHAP.  NIHB and the CDC would like to see an increase in both the number of Tribes/Tribal organizations that are hosting PHAPs, and the number of American Indian and Alaska Native young professionals that serve as PHAPs.  The CDC is now accepting applications for both.

Host site applications are open January 4-22, 2016


PHAP candidate applications are open from January 4-8, 2016 (note that this is only five days)