The Sports Institute

We work to expand participation and safety in sports.

Husky Fellowship

Motivation

Sports and recreation is one of the fastest growing markets in the United States. While less than two percent of college athletes go on to play their sport professionally, there is a growing demand for leaders who can combine their knowledge and passion for sports and physical activity with the necessary skills and experiences to build healthier, more active communities.

Approach

We partnered with the University of Washington Athletic Department to establish The Sports Institute Husky Fellowship, an internship program that offers Husky student-athletes a unique and diverse experience in potential career paths in sports and physical activity.

Dawg Fellows receive an internship assignment in support of The Sports Institute’s mission to expand participation and safety in sports. Each student-athlete has the opportunity to select a program-based or field-based learning experience and completes their fellowship with a capstone presentation. Throughout the year, Dawg Fellows shadow professionals, including The Sports Institute faculty and partners, working in a range of associated fields from health care and community outreach to professional sports, sports administration and operations.

The Result

The Sports Institute Husky Fellowship prepares student-athletes for life after competition and reflects UW Athletics’ commitment to supporting sports safety efforts and enhancing experiential opportunities for their student-athletes.

Partners

University of Washington Athletics