About the WiST Fellowship Program
The WiST Fellowship Program offers grants for summer internship experiences working in the sports tech industry. Sports tech is defined very broadly, as every role in the sports business is powered by technology, so we encourage women and nonbinary undergraduate, graduate, and PhD students who are passionate about sports in all degrees and disciplines to consider applying.
There is no requirement or expectation of previous experience in sports tech. This is what we provide! The Fellowship includes funding for an internship hosted by a WiST corporate partner. Our program includes professional development, 1:1 mentorship, and lots of networking opportunities outside of the internship that extend far beyond the internship experience.
WiST Fellows are matched to internships with a WiST Partner. You will list your top five choices in the application. Please click HERE to see the list of opportunities.
We strongly recommend that you DO NOT submit your application until after you have had a chance to review ALL the opportunities. There is NO benefit to submitting your application before the deadline of January 17, 2024.
If you already have an internship confirmed within the sports tech industry, the company is paying you and you’re interested in being a 2024 Fellow, please do not submit and reach out directly to email@example.com with your details.
If you would like to apply for a 2024 WiST Fellowship, we highly encourage you to:
- Read the Program Overview
- Attend a zoom information session (registration links above)
- Download the 2024 WiST Fellowship Application Guidelines
- Check out our WiST Career Toolkit for expert advice on how to create a resume, ask for a letter of recommendation, develop a personal expression piece and more.
- Read the FAQ
You may contact WiST for guidance throughout the open application period at firstname.lastname@example.org. Our goal is to assist and support future business leaders and entrepreneurs in the sport tech industry. We want you to succeed!
Applicants are encouraged to (but not required) to attend a Zoom information session with WiST CEO+Founder Marilou McFarlane and a WiST Fellow alum to learn more about the program and ask questions on one of the following dates, all times Pacific Standard Time (PST). Please register in advance by clicking one of the links below.
December 7th @ 1-2pm (PST) Registration link
December 19th @ 4-5pm (PST) Registration link
January 4th @ 4-5pm (PST) Registration link
WiST FELLOWSHIP PROGRAM TIMELINE 2024
November 15, 2023 - Application OPEN
Mid December - Internship opportunities will begin to get posted and updated through the entire application process.
January 17, 2024 - Application CLOSED
February 9, 2024 - Semi-finalists notified
Feb 22-24, 2024 - Semi-finalists’ interviews
Feb 28, 2024 - Finalists notified
Early March - 2024 WiST Fellows notified
Late March - 2024 WiST Fellows finalized
Early April - 2024 WiST Fellows announced publicly
June-August - 2024 WiST Fellowship Program
*Interview and notification dates are approximate and subject to change.