Women's Sports Corps
Advancing Gender Equity Through Sport
"During my year in Uganda, I learned more about life and loving others than I did throughout my entire four years in college. Realizing that there are so many things that are bigger than myself, has been one of the most important lessons of my life. Once seen in action, you will never forget what the power of sport for development can do within a community."
— Amy Howard (WSC Fellow at SWB Uganda, 2013-14)
Women’s Sports Corps is a joint venture between Women Win, a global leader in gender equity through sport and Soccer Without Borders, which uses soccer as a vehicle for positive change, providing under-served youth with a toolkit to overcome obstacles to growth, inclusion, and personal success. Women's Sports Corps is an adaptation and expansion of the former Soccer Without Borders "Team Leader" Program.
What is Women's Sports Corps?
Women's Sports Corps Fellows play a vital role in the growth and expansion of girls programming as well as the operation and implementation of all aspects of sports-based international development with their host organizations. On a daily basis, WSC Fellows are learning, teaching, and creating much-needed opportunities for young people to play and learn in a team environment. The universal language of soccer provides the perfect platform for youth and community engagement, forging meaningful cross-cultural relationships and authentic collaboration with local stakeholders.
Women's Sports Corps Fellows' responsibilities are a full-time commitment to coaching and mentoring youth, promoting gender empowerment, developing and facilitating programming, and immersing oneself in a new culture for 10-12 months. Through Women's Sports Corps, fellows have the opportunity to make a deep and lasting impact in their host community, alongside local women and girls, while honing professional skills and exploring their passions. The Women's Sports Corps Fellowship experience is great preparation for a wide range of career paths, including sports-based youth development, social work, coaching, community development, public health, medicine, education, and more.
Who are we looking for?
WSC Fellows are young professionals who have a passion for sport and getting more girls around the world into the game. Fellows are dedicated to gender equity, cross-cultural exchange,
Be talented and flexible problem solvers
Be passionate about girls' sports and gender equity
Be enthusiastic about living abroad in a local urban or rural community in Africa, Asia or Latin America for 10-12 months
Have an open mind, a dedication to cultural exchange, and the ability to thrive in diverse and different contexts
Have extensive experience in coaching and/or playing their respective sport
Have a deep understanding of the impact of mentors and the youth development sector
Be excited to maximize their skills in service of their host organization and the WSC programs' missions
There are no current fellowship openings at this time.
Fellows in the Field
Katie Ponce | Professional Footballer for Puerto Rico Sol and PRWNT | Towson University Women's Soccer
Katie Pettit | Law Student, University of San Diego | Washington & Lee University Women's Soccer
Maddy Hernandez | Operations Associate, Seattle Foundation | University of Puget Sound
Amy Howard | M.Ed. Candidate, Vanderbilt University | Auburn University Women's Soccer
Courtney Bell | MBA Candidate, London School of Business | Univ. of Illinois Women's Soccer
Zoe Jackson-Gibson I International Volunteer Coordinator, Bridges to Community I Hobart & William Smith Women's Soccer
Jess Lopez | Public Relations Manager, Minnesota FC | Wesleyan University
Allie Horwitz | Law Student, University of Michigan Law | Amherst College Women's Soccer & Lacrosse
Collin Burks | Medical Student at UNC Chapel Hill | Club soccer, Dartmouth College
Brittany Larson | Social Worker, Bronx Defenders | Lewis & Clark Women's Soccer
Julie Colhoff | Coach, University of Illinois Chicago | Loyola University Women's Soccer
Larkin Brown | Teacher, Excel Academy | Bowdoin College Women's Soccer
Lindsey Whitford | Director, Soccer Without Borders Seattle | Lewis & Clark Women's Soccer
Kara McMahon | Development Officer, University of London | Haverford College Women's Soccer
Kelly Pope | Spanish Teacher, Holderness School | Bowdoin College Women's Soccer
Katy Nagy | M.Ed. Candidate, UC Berkeley | Villanova Women's Soccer
Brittany Lane | Editor, Unreasonable Group | William & Mary Women's Soccer
Jenn Bell | Senior International Programs Manager, Soccer Without Borders | Providence College Track & Field
Sara Chehrehsa | Associate, Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe | Princeton University Women's Soccer