The Emerge Fellowship is a program that is being piloted here in Massachusetts. The Fellowship program is a 20 hour-per-week commitment to running the logistics of our six-month program. As a Fellow, you will contact candidates and trainers, and arrange location, food and curriculum for three to four training days.
The Emerge Fellowship program seeks to provide opportunity, training, and hands-on experience to young Democratic women who aspire to work in the political world. The goal of the Fellowship is to invest in the next generation of political actors while providing support for current organizations and candidates.
As an Emerge Fellow, you will be a part of a powerful and growing network of Democratic women who are committed to serving their communities through elected service.
The goal of the fellowship is provide you with the skills to run an entire training on your own, manage a political campaign, and provide significant support for a small non-profit by the end of your fellowship.
As a Fellow, you will provide significant support for an innovative, progressive, and rapidly expanding organization. You will have the opportunity to attend trainings and work directly with our Executive Director.
When your time as a fellow ends, you will leave with concrete organizing experience and be ready to join a pipeline of campaign managers for our alumnae who are on the ballot. Right now we have three fellows from Simmons College and one from Northeastern, but this opportunity is open to anyone.
Your first and foremost responsibility as an Emerge Massachusetts Fellow is to create and implement three to four days of the Emerge Massachusetts Six-Month Training Program and to support other fellows as they implement their days of training. This includes:
After a successful six months with Emerge Massachusetts, the Executive Director and Board will work to help you move on to your next opportunity. This could manifest as a strong letter of recommendation, an introduction, or a meeting. If you wish to pursue campaign work post-election, the Executive Director and Board will introduce you and recommend you to Emerge alumnae running for office in 2018.