Of all of the offers that seem to be too good to be true, this is the "real deal.” This is an opportunity to have early career public health professional work assigned to Cooperative Extension for two years at no expense to you! Cooperative Extension typically gets a couple of folks each year. Apply to be a host site!
CDC's Center for State, Tribal, Local, and Territorial Support has announced the opening of the Public Health Associate Program (PHAP) host site application period which runs through February 28. Host sites, including those that serve rural communities, from state, tribal, local, and territorial public health agencies; nongovernmental organizations such as community-based organizations, public health institutes and associations; and academic institutions are encouraged to apply to host a CDC-funded associate. Each associate in this early career training program is assigned to a designated host site and host site supervisor(s) for a two-year assignment beginning in October.
PHAP senior staff are available for 1:1 or group information briefings and webinars. Let us know if interested, and we’ll work with you to set up a briefing on PHAP. We strongly encourage rural-serving entities to submit host site applications as we strive to increase participation in and for rural communities.
More information can be found here: https://www.cdc.gov/phap/become_hostsite/opportunity.html.