Application Process

Application Window for the Class of 2018

The application window to apply to join the class of 2018 will be open from July 4th until November 15th. 

If you are interested in receiving information and reminders about applying to join the Class of 2018, please sign up to receive our emails here. Application Process for applying to join the Class of 2018

1) Visit:

2) Click the "Sign Up" link in the lower part of the "Log In" box. 

3) Enter your name, e-mail address, and the word verification. Then click "Submit".

4) Check your e-mail. You should see an e-mail with the subject line, "You are invited to apply to the Emerge Program". There is a link in that e-mail that will allow you to go back to your application and create your password. If you don't see the email within a few minutes, check your "Promotions" tab or "Spam" folder. 

5) Create your password and click "Submit".

6) You will be taken to a page with further instructions and your application.

7) Complete and submit your online application. This includes following up with your references to ensure they submit a referral. 

8) Pay the $50 Application fee

It is highly recommended that you send the link requesting written references out ASAP and let your references know the application deadline. It is the applicant's responsibility to see that the 2 references are submitted directly using the link in the e-mail they will recieve.

The full application includes:

  • Updated Resume [The file must be a .doc/.docx or a PDF file format and be less than 2 mb]
  • 2 Short Essay Questions (may be cut and pasted into the online app - it is recommended you write them in a Word doc first)
  • 1 Multiple Choice Question
  • 2 References
  • A $50 non-refundable application fee
  • Scholarship Information

Your application will be complete once you have:

1) completed the online application.

2) submitted the application fee, and

3) Emerge Massachusetts has received two letters of reference - please use the link provided in the application to obtain the letters. Do not have your letters sent through the mail. (see online application) 

You are responsible for ensuring that your application is complete.

Applicants must identify as Democrats and residents of Massachusetts. 


Emerge Massachusetts will review completed applications and select finalists for the Program. Finalists will be invited to attend an interview with the selection committee. Interviews will take place in November and December. 

Class of 2018 Program Overview

The program includes:

  • Eight full days (60+ hours) of training over the course of six months from January – June 2018 (Typical days run from 8:30am - 6:00pm)
  • Orientation and Welcome Reception


Tuition is $1,000. Tuition includes weekend trainings with top rated trainers and consultants, meals including breakfast, lunch and snacks throughout the training, and all training materials.

Emerge Massachusetts believes that individual financial circumstances should NOT be a barrier to participation in the program. Financial aid, including scholarships and payment plans, may be awarded after admission to the program.

Application Fee

A non-refundable application fee of $50 is required and must be submitted along with a completed application. You can make the payment online or mail a check or money order payable to Emerge Massachusetts at 15 Court Square, #900, Boston MA 02108.

Time Commitment

The success of the Emerge Massachusetts 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. 

Program Dates
January 6th-7th
February 3rd-4th
March 3rd-4th
April 7th-8th
May 5th-6th
June 9th-10th
June 16th
Graduation June 17th

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