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We're Connecting the World Through Sports!

The Beyond Sports Fellowship provides ambitious female athletes with the opportunity to develop the necessary skills to become the next generation of leaders in business and sports. Fellows will gain practical experience while adventuring abroad and investing in the development of the next generation of female leaders from the U.S. and Costa Rica.


at a glance

Start Date: Early September 2021

Duration: 12 Months 
Location: Playa Flamingo, Costa Rica

  • Gain valuable career experience while living abroad

  • Volunteer with local non-profits in the Playa Flamingo community

  • Work & explore - opportunities to travel throughout Costa Rica and Central America

  • Living accommodations, 2 round-trip flights, international health insurance and a monthly stipend are provided

  • Join the Beyond Sports staff! Fellows will work on projects with our full-time team

  • Mentorship opportunities with 
    female leaders in sports and business

Beyond Sports Fellows will:

Gain valuable work experience in a variety of job skills with Beyond Sports.


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Volunteer for local non-profit organizations within the community.


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Empower the next generation of changemakers during leadership academies for high school girls.


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Travel and explore the Guanacaste Province and surrounding areas.


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  • Talented multi-taskers and problem-solvers

  • Self-starters who enjoy a fast-paced work environment

  • Adventurous individuals who enjoy collaborating

  • Strong verbal and written communicators

  • Enthusiastic and positive personalities

Desired Skills & Experience

Candidates with skills in the following areas are encouraged to showcase their talents by providing a portfolio or other examples of academic or professional work on their application.

  • Social Media Management

  • Video/Photo Editing

  • Public Relations

  • Copywriting/Journalism

  • Digital Design

  • Public Speaking

  • ​Finance/Accounting

  • Event Planning/Management

  • Business Administration

  • Marketing

  • Sales

Daily Life of a Fellow

Imagine waking up in a tropical paradise with your workspace, fitness center, yoga studio and a beautiful beach just steps away! 

During the work week you'll split your time between enrolling students in GLASS programs, special projects with Beyond Sports staff and volunteering with our local partner organizations.

Take advantage and explore Costa Rica & other parts of Central America! Travel on weekends or get to know the Guanacaste Province. You're walking distance from one of Costa Rica's best beaches so pick up a surfboard or a good book and enjoy!

Additional perks include round trip airfare to and from Costa Rica at the beginning and end of your program and home for the winter holidays. You'll have access to the kitchen and groceries are provided. Once per week a local chef comes to prepare Team Dinner.

During the summer months you'll get the full Beyond Sports Staff experience! We'll be operating programs for high school athletes here in Costa Rica!

Beyond's mission is to create an environment where the Fellows are gaining leadership and business skills, as well as international and cross-cultural experiences to enhance the trajectory of their careers. Through the GLASS program, fellows will take a major project from start to finish and will reap the benefits of their hard work as they witness high school students having their own transformative experiences!

Beyond Fellows will be at the forefront of a mission to advance young women in sports and business, created by athletes, for athletes. This mission is called GLASS.

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The Girls Leadership Academy for Service & Sport is a leadership development program designed specifically for high school girls and is hosted on our Beyond Sports Campus in Playa Flamingo, Costa Rica. Beyond welcomed its first GLASS cohort in the summer of 2019. 

How The

Beyond Sports

Will Launch Your Career:

Beyond Fellows will be at the forefront of a mission to advance young women in sports and business.

Career Development:

When fellows join our staff, they are joining a team that will encourage, support and challenge them as they enter a new playing field of life.

Beyond's company culture emphasizes teamwork, entrepreneurship and hard work. We're excited to share everything we've learned building the leading international education company for college athletes! If desired, we'll also leverage our network of women who are excelling in business and athletic department leadership to match fellows with outstanding mentors.



  • Arrive in Costa Rica! Meet our team and move into the Campus

  • Onboarding with Beyond Staff, job training and introduction to processes

  • Goal setting

  • Retreat to Arenal Volcano

  • Introduction to program outreach and enrollment for GLASS

  • Start working with Beyond's local partners


  • Begin recruiting & marketing for GLASS

  • Special projects for Beyond HQ

  • Plan/coordinate upcoming school visits and GLASS informational sessions in US

  • Manage Pre-Departure communication with students, parents and Ambassadors

  • Return to US for Holidays

  • Host informational sessions and visit schools in US

  • Return to Costa Rica

  • Learn GLASS curriculum for upcoming programs

  • Operate GLASS Spring Break programs


  • Finalize programming for Summer GLASS Sessions

  • Operate GLASS Programs on the Flamingo Campus

  • Manage post-session communication & feedback

  • Fellowship summary projects

  • Return home to US in late August

Fellows will have opportunities to work alongside our local staff on short or long term projects related to: graphic design, video editing, copywriting, marketing, program operations, sales, social media and accounting.


As a Fellow, you'll have the opportunity to collaborate with some of our key team members

Silvia Betancourt


Silvia is our Site Director and oversees all programs in Costa Rica. She played Division I soccer and basketball in the US before returning back home in Costa Rica. She has represented her country on Costa Rica's National Basketball and Soccer teams and has been recognized as one of the country's most outstanding athletes. Outside of working for Beyond, and playing basketball, she also is very involved with the Special Olympics community in San Jose!


Annika Wachtman

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Annika is Beyond's GLASS program manager. Annika oversees GLASS enrollment, program development, and program operations. She is a former GLASS Mentor and co-founder of the program. Annika was first introduced to Beyond Sports during an undergraduate internship, where she traveled to Costa Rica and interned with Special Olympics. Annika is a former collegiate basketball player and graduated from Capital University with a degree in Public Relations and International Studies.

Megan Theiller

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Megan is Beyond's Community Outreach and Campus Coordinator in Playa Flamingo. She manages our partnerships with local non-profits while assuring that Beyond Sports is investing in the community. Megan served as a GLASS Mentor and co-founder of the program. She graduated from Fairfield University, and was a three-year captain of the women's volleyball team. A decorated scholar-athlete, Megan won the Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference Female-Student Athlete of the Year and was the MAAC's NCAA Woman of the Year nominee in her senior year.


Preferred Qualifications


  • 2019, 2020, 2021 college graduates

  • Interested in sports, business & leadership

  • Former or current athletes 

  • Enjoy and thrive working in a team environment

  • High achievers in the classroom as well as on the playing field

  • College team captain or someone whose coach looked to as a team leader

  • Strong writers who are also comfortable speaking on the phone & in front of groups

  • Self-motivated & accountable

We're looking to build a team of Fellows from diverse backgrounds, sports, academic disciplines, and career skill-sets. 

Benefits & Compensation

  • Living arrangements in Costa Rica

    • Dorm-style housing on the Beyond Sports Campus in a private bedroom or shared with another fellow

    • Accommodations may change to staff apartments on or near campus during programs

    • Kitchen, bathroom, workspace, fitness gym, yoga studio, basketball court and laundry on campus

  • $400 USD monthly stipend

  • $2,000 USD bonus at the end of the fellowship

  • Roundtrip airfare from the Continental US to Costa Rica* program arrival and program end

  • Roundtrip airfare from the Continental US to Costa Rica* for Holiday Break

  • High-speed internet on campus, G Suite email and all necessary project resources

  • International health/medical insurance coverage in Costa Rica

  • 3-day trip to Panama or Nicaragua in March or April
    *Any baggage fees will be at the expense of fellows

How To Apply & Timeline

Qualified applicants will be offered a fellowship position on a rolling basis. For this reason we highly encourage interested applicants to complete their applications as soon as possible for review. We will keep the application links live and host interviews until all of the fellowship positions are filled.

Round 1- Application (2021-22 Application)

Apply online. A complete application and resume are required to be considered for this position.

Round 2 - Writing Submission

Within a week of submitting an application, you may be asked to submit additional writing prompts. You will have 10 days to complete and submit your short essays. 

Round 3 - Video Interview Submission

If our hiring committee selects your application, you'll be sent an email inviting you to participate in the next round of interviewing. The email will provide you with directions and a username and log in to record a video interview.  Once you receive the email with instructions, you'll have a week to complete this task. The video interview requires a computer, smartphone or tablet with camera and microphone capabilities. 

The next round of candidates will be invited to schedule phone interview with our staff.

Round 4 - Phone Interviews

Selection committee will contact applicants in consideration. If your application is selected, you will be invited to schedule a phone interview. Candidates can expect 1-3 phone interviews with our staff.

Interested in getting involved as a fellow, guest speaker, mentor or

partner organization?

Please reach out with questions.


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