Strength Scoop – Friday June 23, 2017

Friday June 23, 2017

Jamestown (NAIA – ND): The University of Jamestown is actively seeking applicants for one unpaid internship position working with Football for the Fall of 2017. This position will begin in August and will end in December. Internship responsibilities will vary and will include various duties. Hours will vary throughout the semester and may include early morning, late afternoon, or weekend hours. Interns in our program can expect to gain valuable, hands on experience in areas such as program design, exercise instruction, plyometric, speed and agility techniques, conditioning, facility and athlete management. It is our goal to equip our interns with the skills needed to achieve a graduate assistant position at the conclusion of their time in our program. Our staff will take the time to mentor and develop interns within our program. We believe that an educated and well-trained staff will have a powerful and meaningful impact on our student athletes. Requirements: Bachelor’s degree in a related field required, played collegiate football, CSCS preferred but not needed. Must have a strong desire to pursue a career in strength and conditioning, possess an excellent work ethic and have the ability to take initiative and be pro-active. Previous weight room or athletic coaching experience preferred. Academic credit available. Application: E-mail resume, cover letter, and names of 3 professional references to: Andrew Shirek Director of Football Strength and Conditioning [email protected].

Black Hills State (D-II – SD): Black Hills State University is seeking highly motivated strength and conditioning interns for the fall 2017 semester and/or spring 2018 semester. This is an unpaid internship that will work with Football (RMAC), Men’s Basketball, Women’s Volleyball, Soccer, Softball, Golf, and Track. Interns will have the opportunity to gain college credit towards graduation, if applicable, as well as valuable professional experience in the field of strength & conditioning at the D2 collegiate level. Duties include: ACTIVE coaching during all training sessions, participation in the intern curriculum, teaching proper technique and safety, set up and break down of equipment the varsity weight room/on the field, enforce the rules and philosophy of the athletics department, serve as a positive role model for all student-athletes, and learn proper communication with coaches, student-athletes, and sports medicine staff.  Applicants must be highly motivated, energetic, and have a strong desire to pursue a career in strength and conditioning. Preferred qualifications include CPR/First Aid Certification, currently working towards a Bachelor’s Degree in Exercise Science or in a related field, and have completed or are working toward a CSCS or SCCC certification.  Interested applicants should send cover letter, resume, and two professional references in that order to Head Strength and Conditioning Coach Siekmann at [email protected].

Wyoming: The University of Wyoming Sports Performance Department is now accepting applications for FALL 2017 VOLUNTEER INTERN positions (2). Application review will begin immediately. Job Description: Assist the sports performance staff in all day-to-day operations of the University of Wyoming weight rooms. Duties will include but are not limited to; assisting staff in the implementation of strength and conditioning programs for Olympic Sports, setup and breakdown of training equipment and assisting in the maintenance and upkeep of weight rooms and the High Altitude Fueling Center. This is an ACTIVE coaching position which will require interns to work directly with student-athletes in large and small group settings. Interns must also complete all requirements assigned through the intern education program. Qualifications: Pursuing a Bachelors or Master’s Degree in exercise science or a related field. Experience in a collegiate setting, and a strong desire to become a strength and conditioning coach at the collegiate level. Prospective interns must pass a background check to be eligible for the position. Certification or working towards certifications with the NSCA-CSCS, CSCCa, and/or USAW is preferred. Compensation: This is an UNPAID POSITION. Class credit toward graduation requirements from your current institution, weekly structured education sessions, the opportunity to learn from five experienced strength and conditioning coaches. Interns will also have the opportunity to complete a mentorship through CSCCa Master Strength Coach and approved mentor Mike Cotterman. Dates: September 2017-December 2017. How to Apply: Email a PDF containing cover letter, resume, and three references to Coach Jason Dronen, Assistant Sports Performance Coach at [email protected]

Saint Francis HS (CA): Saint Francis High School is seeking a sports performance assistant. View the posting here.

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