Application Process

Now accepting applications for our spring boot camp!

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. All applications for the spring 2022 boot camp are due by March 15th.

Who Should Apply?

Emerge Arkansas seeks Democratic women who are committed to effective political leadership and are interested in running for elected office and who have:

  • Evidence of political leadership experience or potential, and meaningful involvement in the workplace or community;
  • Interest in running for political office;
  • Ability and desire to build effective networks;
  • Ability to articulate a personal political vision;
  • Commitment to full participation and the attendance requirements of the trainings.
  • Applicants must identify as women who are Democrats and who reside in the state of Arkansas.

The Emerge Arkansas selection committee will accept 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.

2022 Training Dates

Now accepting applications for our virtual boot camp, which will be held April 23-May 1. Applications are due by March 15th, and more information and the application can be found by clicking here.

Questions about the six-month signature program happening in 2023? Please e-mail