Strength Scoop – Monday July 16, 2018

Monday July 16, 2018

Loyola University – Chicago: The Strength and Conditioning program at the Loyola University Chicago is looking for highly motivated interns for its Fall Semester (August-December). The internship program at Loyola University Chicago is designed to provide interns with a comprehensive understanding of a career in collegiate strength and conditioning by giving them the skills to become successful and effective coaches. Since the work load will be demanding, prospective interns must be committed to sports performance and working with division-1 student-athletes. Loyola Strength is a comprehensive system incorporating all aspects of athletic performance including strength development, injury prevention and nutrition to build complete athletes and prepare them to lead extraordinary lives. Interested candidates are encouraged to apply by sending a cover letter and resume to the Director of Sports Performance, Alex Sharon, via [email protected].

South Carolina: The University of South Carolina is looking for up and coming coaches who exemplify a strong work ethic, team first attitude and a desire to win. This internship will provide experience with in-season training, catapult, and the development of coaching skills while working under the Football Strength and Conditioning Department.  This is an unpaid internship position that will be directly responsible for assisting with program implementation, set up and break down of all workouts, managing the facility, in addition to experience working with SEC athletes. Previous experience or participation in athletics is preferred. Other preferred qualifications include a certification from an accredited organization and proficiency in teaching and performing Olympic movements. Materials and information will be provided for those working towards CSCS or SCCC. Official start date would be late Aug 4th and continue through the end of the semester. Please send cover letter, resume, and references to John Griffin at [email protected]

Texas Tech: The Texas Tech University Football Strength and Conditioning Department is currently seeking two qualified candidates to fill internship positions. Candidates must possess loyalty, a genuine interest in pursuing a career in the profession, strong work ethic, dedication, and a team oriented growth mindset. Job duties will include (1.) assisting primarily with the daily operations of the football strength and conditioning program, (2.) facility maintenance and upkeep, (3.) equipment set up and break down for all training sessions, and (4.) participation in an extensive staff and professional development series. This is an unpaid internship with an expected commitment which begins August 24, 2018 and ends December 14, 2018. The opportunity offers experience for advancement in the profession and potential credit towards degree completion as applicable. This internship is also approved as a CSCCa mentorship site under the supervision of a Master Strength and Conditioning Coach. Preferred qualifications for the position consist of the candidates being CPR/AED/First Aid certified and having or working towards the SCCC or CSCS credential. To apply, please send cover letter of interest, resume, and three (3) professional references to Jeffery Earls, Associate Director of Football Strength and Conditioning at [email protected]. The deadline to apply is Monday, July 23, 2018.

Miami (FL): University of Miami (FL) Strength and Conditioning is seeking highly motivated people to fill the fall 2018 internship positions working primarily with Football, but will help with some Olympic sports. This internship will start August 20, 2018thru December 2018. 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: Strong 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 (USAW, SCCC, CSCS, etc.) 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 Gus Felder Director of Football Strength and [email protected].

Arizona: University of Arizona Football program is currently accepting (2) volunteer internship applications for the Fall 2018 season. This is a non-paid internship. So if it is not a financially feasible option do not inquire.  Looking for highly motivated individuals who are willing to learn and gain knowledge about strength & conditioning, programming, and coaching experience. Responsibilities include facility maintenance and up keep, coaching/training observation, and professional development (continuing education, readings, assignments, working towards certifications). Other responsibilities include assisting the football strength staff with weight room set up/break down, and recording data daily/weekly. Should be certified in CPR/AED and working towards certifications from any of the following organizations: CSCCa, NSCA, or USAW.  Interested applicants should include a cover letter, resume, and 3 references. Serious inquiries only please! This field is very demanding and it’s not for everybody. Tentative start date is 8/2/2018. Please email to Coach Justin Springer, [email protected]edu.

Buffalo: The University at Buffalo (MAC) Football Strength and Conditioning Department is looking for 3-5 volunteer interns for the 2018 Season.All positions will be UNPAID.The successful candidates will assist with all daily duties as it pertains to Buffalo Football Strength and Conditioning including but not limited to: assisting with coaching, data tracking, data entry, fueling station management, and any other duties as assigned by the Director of Strength and Conditioning, Lewis Caralla. This position offers the opportunity to learn under an approved CSCCA mentor. The expected start date (in Buffalo, NY) will tentatively be August 1st, 2018, and go until the end of the season. Interested applicants should e-mail a cover letter, resume, and three professional references in a SINGLE PDF file to Assistant Strength and Conditioning Coach Conor McNally at [email protected].

Marshall: Marshall University, located in Huntington, West Virginia, is currently accepting applications for Fall 2018 Volunteer Strength and Conditioning Internship positions. This position is UNPAID, however, housing may be provided. It may fulfill course credit if needed. Individuals will gain knowledge and experience working in a Division 1 Strength and Conditioning Olympic Sport setting. Interested applicants should submit a cover letter, resume, and professional references to Duval Kirkaldy at [email protected].

South Alabama: The University of South Alabama Strength and Conditioning Department is accepting applications for football interns for Fall 2018. This position offers Division I experience, training and the opportunity of advancement in the field of strength and conditioning. Responsibilities will include: assist the Football Strength and Conditioning staff in the supervision and training of the South Alabama football team; assist with daily cleaning and maintenance duties; assist in the set-up and break-down of equipment for every workout and spotting athletes. Minimum Qualifications: must have a COMMITMENT TO EXCELLENCE, PASSION for the strength and conditioning field and a TEAM FIRST MENTALITY. Preferred Qualifications: Bachelor’s degree in exercise science or related field and pursuing CSCS or relevant certification from one of the following: NSCA, CSCS; CSCCA, SCCC; USAW and CPR –First Aid certification. Internship Start Date: Beginning the August 10. Candidates must email a letter of application, resume and the names of three references to Lance Ancar at [email protected].

Yale: Yale University Sports Performance is looking for candidates to fulfill internship positions with the Football team during the Fall 2018 semester. This internship does not provide monetary compensation, but can be used as continuing education credits (2.0) through the NSCA, or College credit. Along with credit, the internship will provide the opportunity to work hands on with a Football team that won the 2017 Ivy Championship and finished #24 in the nation. Along with the Football team, Yale has 30 teams that interns will also have the opportunity to work with for added experience, including the 2018 National Champion Men’s Lacrosse team. This is a rigorous internship with hours that would closely mimic that of a full time strength coach. There is a classroom component to this internship, that will include lectures on program design, theory, nutrition, athletic testing, and more. Assignments will be given to test understanding of material and will be required for completion of the internship. The goal of this internship is to ready individuals for full time positions upon completion. Requirements: The ideal candidate would be working towards their Bachelor’s or Master’s Degree. Students who have recently graduated are also welcome to apply. A SCCC / USAW / CSCS certification is preferred but not required. No previous experience is required but strength room experience or collegiate athletic history is preferred. Reporting Dates: August 10th – December 14th. Contact: [email protected]yale.edu.

Houston Baptist: HBU’s Athletic Performance Staff is seeking a Graduate Assistant for the Fall 2018. We are looking for coaches who are highly motivated and passionate about training athletes in regards to physical preparation, injury reduction, character development, and most of all having a positive/eternal impact on the athletes. The Athletic Performance GA will be mentored in motivation strategies, on the job communication skills, periodization and programming, how to mentor and lead athletes, movement coaching, and professional development. Applicants must be a Certified Strength & Conditioning Coach through the NSCA or CSCCA and preferably have their USAW. The benefits include free room and board on campus, on-campus food fully paid for, full tuition waiver, books paid for, and valuable coaching experience. There is also a chance to receive a recommendation for future employment in the field. The applicant must have taken the GRE and be successfully accepted into the Master of Science in Kinesiology – Sport Management program for the Fall 2018. This is a completely online program which allows for more freedom to work when the GA wants to. There will be plenty of opportunities for coaching experience and working with multiple sport teams with both the Olympic sports and Football. The applicant will be getting hands on movement coaching experience at a Division 1 University. Houston Baptist University is a distinctively Christian University that celebrates a highly diverse student athlete population and is located in Houston, Texas. Candidates must be a follower of Christ and provide a faith statement. If you are interested please send a cover letter, resume, list of references, and a faith statement all as one PDF document to Charlie Rhea at [email protected]. Interviews will begin immediately.

Youngstown State: The Youngstown State University Football Strength and Conditioning Staff is currently seeking 1-2 highly motivated intern candidates for the 2018 Fall Semester. The successful candidate will be both hard working and possess a willingness to learn. While the position is UNPAID the candidate will be compensated through high amounts of hands on experience (both Football and Olympic), as well as learning opportunities through an education curriculum designed to help aid professional development. The start date is flexible (mid-August) and the candidate will have time for work opportunities outside of the internship. The successful candidate must have or be working towards the NSCA CSCS or CSCCa as well as have their CPR/AED. If interested please contact Lou Altomare at [email protected] with cover letter, resume, and three references.

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