Diversity and
Opportunity Fellowship

The HSG Diversity and Opportunity Fellowship is designed to improve the pipeline of diverse future sports industry leaders by providing a unique, immersive, year-long sports business fellowship opportunity for high-potential, diverse recent college graduates.


The fellowship program will provide a range of experiences in one or more sports business disciplines across two of Haslam Sports Group’s major league professional sports teams (the Cleveland Browns and Columbus Crew) to expand the participants’ knowledge of and experience in the business of professional sports, and prepare them for a successful career in this exciting and dynamic industry. 

Up to four fellows will be selected in a highly competitive application and interview process to join Haslam Sports Group (specifically the Cleveland Browns and Columbus Crew) for the twelve (12) month program immediately following their college graduation (mid-July – mid-June). Over the course of the year-long program, the fellows will rotate and gain substantive experience across one or more departments within one or more of the following four disciplines:

May include ticket sales & service, corporate partnerships, suite sales & service and/or retail & concessions.

May include brand marketing, creative services, digital media, content & production, media, scoreboard operations, and/or fan experience & events.

May include stadium operations, facilities operations, team operations, and/or communications.

May include HR, finance, legal, IT, business analytics,ticket operations, community relations and/or the Cleveland Browns Foundation



Complimentary Housing

Complimentary housing accommodations for the duration of the program in the heart of downtown Cleveland and Columbus with the opportunity to experience each city’s unique culture.


Hands-on Experience

Real world, hands on experience in one or more disciplines based on your background and career aspirations for two professional sports teams (NFL and MLS)


Amenities Access

Access to state-of-the-art facility amenities


Home Game Tickets

Complimentary tickets to home games and matches


Event Credentials

Credentialed access to training camp and gameday events


Social Events

Various company and fellowship program social events throughout the year


Professional Development

Formal education, mentorship, and development throughout the program from staff at various levels at both the Browns and the Crew



Access to Haslam Sports Group’s deep sports industry network well beyond the program’s conclusion


Annual salary

Paid every two weeks


While it is not guaranteed that fellows will receive full-time employment offers with an HSG club upon the program’s conclusion, HSG does assist its fellows in finding full-time sports industry positions (based on interest) and will keep in touch with program alumni well after program completion.

All fellows from the inaugural 2021 Haslam Sports Group Diversity & Opportunity Fellowship Program accepted competitive, full-time offers in or adjacent to the sports industry, specifically, two with the Columbus Crew, one with Goldman Sachs, and another with CAA ICON. Two fellows from the 2022 class received full-time offers with the Columbus Crew and Cleveland Browns, one with Wasserman, and another returned to school to earn an MBA.

Read about the first-ever batch of HSG Fellows experience.

Applications are currently closed for our 2024 program. Check back during the fall for our 2025 program.