Monday January 8, 2018

Michigan: The University of Michigan Olympic Sports Strength and Conditioning Department is currently accepting applications for Volunteer Strength and Conditioning Interns for Summer 2018. The deadline to apply is March 1, 2018. Successful candidates will have the opportunity to interact with coaches and athletes at the highest level of intercollegiate athletics. This vital experience will aid interns by preparing them to meet the demands of graduate assistantships and future professional positions in the field of Strength and Conditioning. Duties include assisting the Director, Head, Assistant and Graduate Assistant Coaches in all facets of the University of Michigan Strength and Conditioning program including but not limited to warm-ups, strength and speed/agility training, conditioning, athlete assessments and facility and equipment upkeep. Specific responsibilities will be based upon experience and education, as well as initiative and desire to learn. Continuing education, being imperative to excelling as strength and conditioning professional, will be made readily available. Staff educational sessions will take place weekly, covering a variety of sports performance topics. Interns will not only be expected to attend, but be actively involved in these sessions as well. Each successful candidate will serve as an integral member of the Strength and Conditioning Staff. The intern will report directly to the Assistant Strength and Conditioning Coaches, and will work daily under the supervision of the Director, Assistants and Graduate Assistants. The integrity of our staff as an effective working unit is built upon a solid foundation of effective communication. Successful candidates are encouraged to ask questions and get the most out of their intern experience here in Wolverine Athletics. Internship Qualifications Required: Candidates must have a strong desire to become a Strength and Conditioning professional; Must be CPR certified; Must have completed or are working toward completing a bachelors degree at an accredited college/university; Must be able to volunteer a minimum of 30 hours per week with the strength and conditioning staff; Must be an assertive and effective verbal communicator. Other crucial characteristics of the successful candidate include punctuality; the ability to work alone and as a member of a team; the ability to follow instructions with a strong attention to detail, a strong work ethic; a positive attitude; and the ability to effectively operate within a diverse work environment. Preferred: Educated in teaching and performing Olympic movements according to USA Weightlifting Guidelines; NSCA Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist; USA Weightlifting Level 1 coach. *Unfortunately, we are unable to sponsor any type of work visa for this internship opportunity. For more information please visit: To apply for an internship with the University of Michigan Olympic Sports Strength and Conditioning Staff email a cover letter, resume and references to the following: Ashley Jackson, Strength & Conditioning Coach, [email protected].

Florida A&M: Florida A&M University is now accepting applications for its 2018 Winter/Spring Internship. Interns will spend most of the time assisting with the Football program. However, basketball and track and field have openings as well. The Florida A&M Internship Program is a VOLUNTARY position and NO housing or monetary compensation will be provided. We are looking for a group of hardworking and dependable people to help provide quality strength training for our student-athletes. Build your resume with hands-on experience in program implementation and other in-depth responsibilities. Learn the inner workings of a Division-1 program and work for coaches who blend tradition with scientific foundation. Applicants should be pursuing or have a certification through the NSCA, CSCCa, or equivalent. Must be CPR/AED certifies or able gain upon start of internship. A degree in exercise science or equivalent background is strongly encouraged. Former athletic experience in Football, Basketball, Baseball and Track is also encouraged.Anticipated Start date: 1/29/18. Please send cover letter, resume, and three professional references to: [email protected].

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