Wednesday October 10, 2018

Missouri: The University Of Missouri Department Of Athletic Performance is now accepting applications for the position of Volunteer Intern for Olympic sports during the 2019 spring semester. There is no monetary compensation provided, however, the aforementioned internship is a learning opportunity that qualifies as practical experience toward the 9 months or 640 hours required toward SCCC certification with the Collegiate Strength and Conditioning Coaches Association as well as theoretical and practical experience that can be applied to CSCS certification from the National Strength and Conditioning Association. Daily responsibilities include, but are not limited to: professional development and continuing education opportunities, networking, and assistance with the program design implementation, set up and break down of sessions, and routine maintenance of the facility.  Interns will provide assistance to all Olympic sports teams and the football program. All prospective interns are expected to have an interest in advancing in a career in athletic performance. Prospects must possess excellent communication skills, outstanding work ethic, energy, and enthusiasm needed to become a successful strength and conditioning coach. Individuals chosen for this position are subject to university background checks and CPR/First Aid/AED certified. Candidate must be working toward certification from either the CSCCa – SCCC certification examination and/or the NSCA – CSCS certification examination. Please email a cover letter, resume, and three references to Dawn Malone at [email protected].

Eastern Michigan: Eastern Michigan Sports Performance is seeking highly motivated people to fill the Winter/Spring 2019 internship positions working with all 17 NCAA Division 1 sports teams. This internship will start January 7th, 2019 thru April 6th 2019.  Individuals will gain knowledge and experience in a Division I Collegiate Strength and Conditioning setting. The candidate must be pursuing or have completed a Bachelor’s degree in Exercise Science or related field and MUST be CPR and First Aid certified. Daily responsibilities will include but are not limited to: assisting staff in the design and implementation of strength programs including set up and breakdown of training equipment; as well as assisting in the maintenance and upkeep of the facility, and ongoing professional development through the internship curriculum. Preferred Qualifications: Intense work ethic, and highly motivated. Experience working in a Strength or Sports Performance environment; currently hold or working towards a nationally- accredited strength and conditioning certification (SCCC or CSCS) PLEASE NOTE: These are non-paid volunteer position. Will gain experience as well as future recommendation for employment. Applicants please submit a cover letter, resume, and professional references to Fred Hale at [email protected].

William and Mary (FCS): The William and Mary Athletic Performance Department is accepting applications for the 2018 Spring Semester. The official start date for this position will be Wednesday January 9th 2019 and continue through May 8th 2019. Though this is an unpaid position. Successful applicants should expect to benefit from exposure to the working environment of Division 1 Athletics, continuing high performance education, and the opportunity to further develop as coaches and technicians in a practical setting. Interns will be expected to support the daily functioning of the department: administrative and maintenance; session set-up and break-down, data collection, processing and management, research and project development, and most importantly, assisting with coaching the athletes. Essential qualifications: be a self-starter, display critical thinking and creative problem solving. Be able to show that you are already coaching athletes in some capacity, and that you have more than just academic knowledge. Demonstrate that you are taking the necessary steps to become a qualified coach, and develop your skills as a technician. Preferred qualifications: undergraduate or graduate degree in exercise science or a related field and/or relevant industry accreditation e.g. CSCS, CSCCa, UKSCA, ASCA etc. Candidates must email a SHORT letter of application, and ONE PAGE resume including the names of three references to Athletic Performance Coach Scott Kuehn at [email protected].

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