Emerge PA with America Votes: 2018 Staff Training

Emerge Pennsylvania with America Votes will be holding a training for activists and potential campaign staff May 23-25, 2018. The training will take place at Juniata College in Huntingdon PA.


Applications for the Staff Training open April 4, 2018 and will close April 30, 2018. Click here to Apply.


With the increased number of women running for office here in Pennsylvania, we need more campaign staff ready to run their campaigns and help them win!



Please click here to begin your application for Emerge Pennsylvania’s Staff Training. The application deadline is April 30, 2018.

You are responsible for ensuring that your application is complete. Your non-refundable application fee of $15.00 must be paid for your application to be considered. Click here to pay the application fee online, or mail a check to Emerge Pennsylvania, P.O. Box 60078, Philadelphia, PA 19102. 

Applicants must be registered Democrats and plan to work in Pennsylvania in the 2018 cycle. 

Emerge Pennsylvania will review completed applications and select finalists for the program and will select up to 50 applicants who meet the criteria listed below and who we believe have the potential to be enthusiastic campaign staff that will help build the infrastructure of PA Democratic politics

We want to encourage applications from the following groups:

  • Our first priority is training staff already working on an Emerge PA alumnae or program member’s race. 
  • We want to ensure that we are training a diverse set of people so we encourage applications from all, regardless of sex, age, race, color, national or ethnic origin, religious affiliation, sexual orientation or physical abilities.
  • Since our training is meant to build the campaign infrastructure in the state, people planning on building careers in PA or local activists and volunteers who want to learn the skills to better assist local candidates are especially encouraged to apply. 



The tuition for this program is $350, which includes material fees, housing, and meals. 

Emerge Pennsylvania believes that individual circumstances should NOT be a barrier to participation in the program so financial aid and scholarships are available. 

Partial financial aid may be awarded after admission to the program and will not affect consideration of your application. 


Please click here to begin your application.

We are here to help you, whether you are trying to decide if becoming a campaign staffer is for you, or you need help completing your application, or you have questions about the program.  Please contact us at anne@emergepa.org 

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