Strength Scoop – Tuesday September 19, 2017

Tuesday September 19, 2017

Iowa State: Iowa State University’s Football Strength and Conditioning Department is currently seeking 2-4 qualified volunteer candidates for the Spring 2018 semester. This is an unpaid position, no monetary compensation will be provided. Candidates must be using this experience working towards ACADEMIC CREDIT at their respective university. No applicants will be accepted if this is not for academic credit. Accepted applicants will gain experience working at the Division I collegiate level with football. Position responsibilities will consist of, but are not limited to, the following: setting up and breaking down of equipment for training sessions, assisting with routine maintenance of training facilities, and participation in projects and assignments throughout the duration of the semester. Required Certifications: CPR/AED and Preferred Certifications: CSCCa (SCCC) or the NSCA (CSCS). The candidate(s) must possess strong communication skills, motivational skills, and must have a strong desire to become a strength and conditioning professional at the collegiate or professional level. Interested candidates should email a cover letter, resume, and three references (Names and Phone Numbers) to [email protected]. No phone calls please.

Pittsburgh: The University of Pittsburgh’s Strength and Conditioning Department is currently accepting applications for volunteer interns for the Spring 2018 semester. Daily responsibilities include: assisting with the set up and break down of weight room and fields for conditioning workouts; facility management; assist with supervision and demonstration during the training sessions. Applicants must be highly self motivated, able to follow directions, desire to learn, and have a strong work ethic. The Successful applicants should be working towards earning their Bachelor’s degree and a certification from the NSCA-CSCS, CSCCA, USAW and/or have experience as a collegiate athlete. Interns must be CPR/AED certified. This is an unpaid position, however, volunteers will receive experience working at a Division I program, better understanding of program design, have the potential to earn recommendations for future career opportunities, receive college credit if applicable as well as 2.0 CEU’s through the NSCA (CSCS). Please send a cover letter, resume, three professional references in (1) PDF document to: Chris Gilman, Assistant Strength and Conditioning Coach, at [email protected]. Deadline to apply is November 3rd, 2017.

Pepperdine: The Pepperdine strength and conditioning department is seeking applicants for the 2017 Summer Semester Internship Program. After candidate selection, interns will be responsible for weekly presentations to the full-time staff and weekly reading/research assignments. Interns will sit in on weekly staff presentations and participate in hands on sessions directed by the strength staff. The following subject areas will be addressed during your internship: assessing your athletes and pre session readiness, varying models and methods of periodization and programming, resistance training variables, movement classification, Olympic lifting variables, energy system development, power training, linear speed development, and other various topics. Responsibilities for the internship will include session set up/breakdown, cleaning and upkeep of the facility, and working directly with designated student athletes. You must be able to commit a minimum of 20 hours per week. Our goals is to have interns advance in the field of strength and conditioning after completing our internship. If you are serious about becoming a strength and conditioning coach, this internship will help you develop the necessary tools to advance in the field. Please note this is an unpaid internship and we do not offer housing. The internship runs for approximately 4 months, January 2nd – April 30th We require each intern to take part in a 1-week orientation prior to starting the semester. To apply, please send a brief cover letter, resume and two professional reference to: Robert ‘Tubbs’ Pike, Associate Director of Strength and Conditioning at [email protected].

Colorado: The University of Colorado Football Strength and Conditioning Department is now accepting applications for two (2) internship positions for the Spring 2018 Semester. These are unpaid positions. Responsibilities include, but are not limited to; assisting with the supervision and execution of the strength and conditioning program for the University of Colorado Football team, set up and break down for daily training, routine maintenance and cleaning of the training facilities, and completion of the internship curriculum. Required qualifications include a strong work ethic, completion or current pursuit of an undergraduate or graduate degree in exercise science or a related course of study, and a desire to become a strength and conditioning professional in the collegiate or professional setting. Postgraduate applicants are also required to hold a certification from a recognized governing body (NSCA or CSCCA) and all undergraduate applicants should be working towards their certification. Other preferred qualifications include previous coaching in a collegiate setting and personal involvement in a collegiate competitive sport. Applications will be taken until the positions are filled. All potential applicants are strongly advised to make sure this internship is economically feasible before applying. All interested candidates please email a cover letter, resume, and three references as one (1) PDF document to Football Strength and Conditioning Coach, Justin Geyer at [email protected].

Arizona: The University of Arizona Olympic Strength and Conditioning Department is now accepting applications for Volunteer Interns. This internship will begin Spring of 2018 and will conclude at the end of the Spring 2018 semester. This is an unpaid position. Compensation will include gear, learning from an approved mentor via the CSCCa, potential to sit for the SCCC certification, and recommendations for future career opportunities. Responsibilities include, but are not limited to; assisting with the supervision and execution of the strength and conditioning program for the University of Arizona Olympic sports teams, set up and break down for daily training, routine maintenance and cleaning of the training facilities, and completion of the internship curriculum. Required qualifications include a strong work ethic, completion of an undergraduate or graduate degree in exercise science or related course of study, and a desire to become a strength and conditioning professional in the collegiate or professional setting. Preferred applicants will have a current CSCS certification and working towards SCCC certification. Other preferred qualifications include previous coaching in a collegiate setting and personal involvement in a collegiate competitive sport. Effective August 1 st , 2015, NCAA legislation mandates that only certified personnel can coach athletes unsupervised, therefore current CSCS or SCCC certification is highly desired. Applications will be accepted until Dec. 15 th 2017. CSCS certified applicants will receive preference. Applications will be taken until the positions are filled. All potential applicants are strongly advised to make sure this internship is economically feasible before applying. All interested candidates please email a cover letter, resume, and three references to Assistant Strength & Conditioning Coach Rob Harris at [email protected]

VMI: Virginia Military Institute (VMI) Strength and Conditioning is accepting applications for VOLUNTEER internship opportunities. We are seeking candidates who are looking to gain experience working within a Division 1 football Strength and Conditioning program. Responsibilities: Assist in the supervision and direction of the Strength and Conditioning program for the football team, set-up and breakdown of equipment, and completion of professional development assignments and readings, and other duties as assigned by the Director of Strength and Conditioning. Qualifications: Ideal candidates should be pursuing a Bachelor’s or Master’s degree in Exercise Science, or related field of study. Must possess a strong work ethic, a willingness to be open to new ideas and possess a strong desire to enter the Strength and Conditioning field. Current certification, or working towards certification with the NSCA-CSCS or CSCCa. CSCCa mentorship program is available to those pursuing the SCCC certification. Preferred candidates will have experience in a team training setting, be able to lead groups large and small and be able to communicate effectively with a diverse group of student athletes. Compensation: This is an UNPAID voluntary position. This position does not provide any stipend, benefits, or housing. Candidates will be able to gain experience working in a Division I football program and earn recommendations for future career opportunities. Class credit from current institution is available if applicable. How to apply: Email cover letter, resume, list of references as ONE (1) attachment to: Dave Forman, Director of Strength and Conditioning at [email protected]

Yale: The Yale Football Sports Performance Staff is seeking qualified and hardworking individuals with a strong passion for College Football and Sport Performance, to fill Spring 2018 internship positions with the Yale Football Team and in the Varsity Weight-Room. These positions are unpaid, but provide valuable experience, and will begin around the second week of January 2018. Preferred candidates should be working towards a Bachelor’s or Master’s degree in or related to the field of Exercise Science. An CSCCa- SCCC, NSCA-CSCS, or USAW Certification is preferred but not required. Resumes and any other questions should be emailed to Assistant Director of Football Sports Performance, Coach Collin Engstrom, at [email protected].

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