Jobs & Fellows Program

Join the Emerge California Team!

Emerge California empowers Democratic self- identified women leaders who reflect the communities they serve to run for elected office —and WIN. We do this to change the face of power so that we can elect leaders who have the life experience, passion and resolve to reimagine, rebuild and fight for a just and equitable world.

For 19 years, we have changed the face of elected power in the State of California by focusing on: 

  • Recruitment: We are intentional about recruiting self-identified Democratic women leaders who reflect the communities they serve, including women of the New American Majority – Black, Brown and Indigenous women, women of color, LGBTQ+ women, and young and unmarried women.
  • Training: We are the state’s premier candidate training program for self-identified Democratic women, and our Signature 6-Month Candidate Training is the only one of its kind.
  • Alumna Engagement: We lift up Emerge California alumnae in the political arena by highlighting alumna candidates and elected officials, providing continuing candidate education, and fostering our culture of sisterhood. 

Today, nearly 800 women leaders have been trained by Emerge California. 182 Emerge California alumna serve in elected office today, including Lieutenant Governor Eleni Kounalakis, Board of Equalization Member Malia Cohen, Assemblymember Rebecca Bauer-Kahan, San Diego City Attorney Mara Elliott, and seventeen mayors across the state, including San Francisco Mayor London Breed and Oakland Mayor Libby Schaaf. When Emerge California alumnae run for office, they win more than 60% of the time. 

Our work to change the face of elected power is a movement propelled by our vision of rebuilding a world founded in equity and justice. If this excites you to your very core, we invite you to apply today.



Development Associate 

Program Coordinator  


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