Application Process

Applications for the 2020 Emerge Nevada Class are open!

Please read through all of the information below in its entirety. It is important to have a complete understanding of the application process and training program before you apply.

We encourage you to begin your application well in advance of the closing date of August 15, 2019 due to the detailed nature of the application.

Who Should Apply?

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:

  • Evidence of political leadership experience or potential, and meaningful involvement in workplace or community;
  • Plan to run for office within the next 5 years;
  • Ability and desire to build effective networks;
  • Ability to articulate a personal political vision;
  • Commitment to full participation and attendance requirements of the trainings.
  • Applicants must be women who are Democrats and who reside in the state of

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 2020 Emerge Nevada training program, applicants must complete a written application by August 15, 2019.

Online applications will be evaluated by a selection committee and qualified applicants will be invited to an in-person interview beginning in September .  Invitations to join the 2020 class will be extended by September 30th.

Time Commitment

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.

2020 Training Dates


Application Fee

A non-refundable application fee of $50 is required and must be submitted along with a completed application.

Payment can be made here


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 September in person in Las Vegas or in Reno or in some cases by Zoom video conference.

Class of 2020 interview dates and times will be scheduled on an individual basis with each applicant.


Tuition to the program is $1000

Financial need should not be a barrier to applying to the program. Financial assistance may be discussed after admission to the program.

There is also a fundraising requirement of $500 to be raised after learning this section in class and with the help of class materials.

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. 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