Application Process

Applications for the 2019 Emerge Nevada Class are now 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 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 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.

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.

2019 Training Dates

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

June 14th
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.

Application Fee

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:

Emerge Nevada
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.

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. 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