We encourage you to begin your application well in advance of the closing date due to the detailed nature of the application.
Emerge Nevada seeks Democratic women who are committed to effective political leadership and are interested and plan to run for elective office and who have:
Emerge Nevada will select 20-25 women from across the state who meet the above criteria and who we believe have the potential to be political leaders.
Emerge embraces diversity and encourages applications from all women regardless of age, race, color, national or ethnic origin, marital status, religious affiliation, sexual orientation, socio-economic status or physical ability. Our mission to build the bench of Democratic women ready to run for office acknowledges both systemic and historic barriers to running for office as well as the barriers women impose on themselves.
To be considered for the 2019 Emerge Nevada training program, applicants must complete a written application by Saturday, December 1. Online applications will be evaluated by a selection committee and qualified applicants will be invited to an in-person interview beginning in October and continuing in November and December. Invitations to join the 2019 class will be extended by December 31.
The success of the Emerge Nevada program depends upon commitment to the program’s entire schedule by each participant. Over the six-month period, approximately 70 program hours are scheduled. Some time outside of regularly scheduled trainings will be necessary for homework and training preparation. While emergencies sometimes arise, attendance at the first and last day of training is mandatory and absence for any reason will result in a deferral to the following year. Please review the schedule below to ensure your availability to attend every training day.
January 11th, 5:30 PM – 7:30 PM
Welcome Reception, Eglet Prince Law Offices
January 12th, 8 AM – 6 PM
First Class Day, William S. Boyd School of Law, UNLV Campus
February 7th, 5:30 PM – 7:30 PM
Legislative Happy Hour, Bella Fiore Wines, Carson City
February 8th, 8 AM – 12 PM
Floor of the Legislature, Travel from Carson City to Reno, Schedule TBD
February 8th, 5 PM – 7 PM
Northern Welcome Reception, Sure Stay Best Western, Reno
February 9th, 8 AM – 4 PM
Second Class Day with Christina Harbridge, Sure Stay Best Western, Reno
March 9th, 8 AM – 6 PM
Third Class Day, William S. Boyd School of Law, UNLV Campus
April 13th, 8 AM – 6 PM
Fourth Class Day, Washoe County
May 18th, 8 AM – 6 PM
Fifth Class Day, Las Vegas
Last Class Day, Women of the Year and Graduation Celebration Brunch, Las Vegas
Emerge Nevada will review completed online applications and select finalists for in-person interviews. Finalists will be invited to attend an interview with the selection committee in November and December in Las Vegas or Reno. Zoom video interviews may be available, in some cases.
2019 Interview Dates and Times will be scheduled on an individual basis with each applicant.
A non-refundable application fee of $50 is required and must be submitted along with a completed application. The application fee can be paid by check payable to:
848 N. Rainbow Blvd #3
Las Vegas, NV 89107
Tuition to the program is $500.
Financial need should not be a barrier to applying to the program. Financial assistance may be discussed after admission to the program.
The six-month program takes place in both the North and the South of the state one weekend each month, and travel and overnight accommodations may be necessary depending on your location to trainings. Emerge Nevada will endeavor to assist with supporter housing when needed, but travel costs are not covered by the program.
If financial concerns are holding you back from completing your application, please reach out to Executive Director Danna Lovell at DLovell@emergenv.org.