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Monday February 22, 2016

Monday February 22, 2016


South Alabama: The University of South Alabama Strength & Conditioning Department is accepting applications for Summer 2016 internships positions. The Strength & Conditioning staff at the University of South Alabama have a variety of certifications including the CSCS through the National Strength & Conditioning Association, SCCC through the Collegiate Strength & Conditioning Coaches Association, Certified Sports Performance Coaches through the United States Weightlifting Association, BioSignature Level 2 Practitioners, Functional Movement Screening, and Crossfit Football Certification. The strength staff are approved mentors through the CSCCa. After a 640 hour internship completed at the University of South Alabama the interns will be eligible to sit for the SCCC exam at the CSCCa conference the following May. With the accumulation of all these certifications and experience, the staff will provide a great learning atmosphere for any young coach who participates in the program. After successful completion of the program, strength & conditioning interns will have an understanding of sports nutrition, understand program design and implementation, develop a coaching philosophy, and be able to teach all of the innovative athletic training movements involved in our program. This includes acceleration, multi-directional movement, maximum velocity mechanics, Olympic weightlifting, and Power lifting techniques. Interns will also gain valuable experience leading a group of athletes through: movement preparation, core activation, plyometrics, lift post-workout core movements, and post workout regeneration routines. Applications for the internship at the University of South Alabama should include a cover letter, resume, and references. Applicants should be working towards completion of a bachelor’s or master’s degree. Applications will be due March 31st, 2016. Applicants must also be willing to work early mornings and late nights during the week and weekends. This is a nonpaid position but free apparel will be provided to the student during participation. A background check and liability form must be signed before participation stating the university will not be held responsible for any injuries that may occur during the internship. If there are any further questions pertaining to the internship feel free to contact Joshua Miller at

FIU: Florida International University Strength & Conditioning Department is accepting applications for the position of Strength and Conditioning Volunteer Intern for Football for the summer 2016 semester. The FIU staff is looking for highly motivated, hungry, aspiring strength coaches that want to work at the collegiate level. The program is beneficial for undergraduate students and the post bachelor professional looking for experience; as well as develops characteristics necessary to become a successful strength and conditioning coach. The successful candidates will be required to schedule and maintain a minimum of 40 hours per week with the Strength & Conditioning Department. Compensation: Division 1 experience with earned recommendation for future career opportunities. No monetary compensation will be provided. Ideal candidates will have a bachelor’s degree and a certification from one of the following: CSCS; SCCC; USAW but are not required. Inquiries must be received by: April 1st for the summer semester. [Fall 2016 candidates can apply as well, please make note of this in email] If you are interested, send a letter of interest, resume, and three (3) professional references to Cory Houston, Assistant Strength coach at

University of Pittsburgh: The University of Pittsburgh’s Olympic Sports Strength and Conditioning Department is currently accepting applications for volunteer interns for the Summer 2016 semester. Daily responsibilities include: assisting with the set up and break down of weight room and fields for conditioning workouts; daily clean up and maintenance of the weight room and all of its equipment; 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, and receive college credit if applicable. Please send a cover letter, resume, three professional references to: Chris Gilman, Assistant Strength and Conditioning Coach, at Deadline to apply is March 18th, 2016.

Santa Clara University: Santa Clara University: The Santa Clara University Strength & Conditioning Department is actively seeking applicants to fill our Intern-Mentorship Program, working with Olympic Sports within our program for the 2016 Summer Term (May 30th-Aug 26th). The intent of the Intern-Mentorship Program is to provide a several month experience of hands-on training to prepare the candidate to take on the next level position in strength and conditioning as either an intern, graduate assistant or full-time strength coach. Intern Coaches are expected to participate in a comprehensive educational program, including white board discussion and hands-on experience in the following areas: program design, exercise selection and cueing, Olympic lifting progressions and techniques, plyometric, speed and agility techniques, energy system development, regeneration methods, nutritional basics, and facility and athlete management. Dependent upon the previous knowledge/experience of the candidate, he/she will have the opportunity to work with force plate testing and analysis, Sparta Trac software, and GPS monitoring. Intern Coach responsibilities will include various duties within the SCU Strength & Conditioning Department. Hours will vary throughout the semester and may include early morning, late afternoon, or weekend hours. Requirements: 1) CPR/AED/First Aid 2) Bachelor’s degree and/or current enrollment in a related field 3) Must have a strong desire to pursue a career in strength and conditioning at the high school, collegiate, or professional team setting, possess an excellent work ethic and have the ability to take initiative and be pro-active. Preferred: 1) SCCC, CSCS and/or USAW 2) Previous weight room or athletic coaching experience. Compensation: Continual educational resources, access to networking opportunities, potential future recommendation for professional advancement and continuing mentorship beyond completion of the internship. There will be no monetary compensation for this position. With no guarantee, there may be paid opportunities to work camps/clinics during the Summer Term. APPLICATION: 1) Send cover letter, resume, and contact information for at least two to three references (ALL DOCUMENTS MUST BE IN ONE FILE, preferably Microsoft Word or PDF, AND NOT EXCEED 3 PAGES IN LENGTH) 2) Send a video file/link with yourself teaching the Power Clean, Squat and RDL to: Patrick Dolan at

University of Mary: The University of Mary Washington Strength and Conditioning department is now accepting applications for volunteer strength and conditioning coaches. In the role of volunteer strength and conditioning coach you will assist the Director of Strength and Conditioning with all aspects of the UMW Strength and Conditioning Program. This position is for graduating seniors or recent graduates who are looking for hands on experience in this field. No monetary compensation will be provided for this position; however a demonstrated work ethic and desire to pursue a career in strength and conditioning will put you in consideration for a future position within the department. In order to apply please send resume, cover letter, and three professional references to George Greene at

Stanford: Stanford University is accepting applications for volunteer intern coaches to contribute to the Sports Performance Program. Qualified candidates will serve all 36 sports including Football, and will have the opportunity to assist in all training sessions in compliance with NCAA rules. This is a unpaid opportunity that provides experience assisting the staff implement individualized, comprehensive, sport-specific injury prevention and performance enhancement programs. Potential candidates must possess an enthusiastic spirit, strong character, and demonstrate effective organization and communication skills. Required qualifications include achievement or current pursuit of a Bachelor’s Degree in Exercise Science or related course of study in addition to current CPR/AED certification. This internship is expected to begin no later than Monday, June 13th 2016, and requires a 6-month time commitment, summer only time commitments will be considered based on availability. The opportunity to extend throughout the entire 2015 Fall quarter will be earned based on the evaluation from the summer training period. During this evaluation, interns will have the opportunity to compete and earn consideration for a part-time assistant or graduate assistant position on the Sports Performance staff. Deadline to apply is: Friday, March 18th 2016. Please email letter of application, with attached resume and list of at least three professional references to Andy Ward, Sports Performance Coach at

William Jewell (D-II - MO): William Jewell College is seeking applications for a head strength and conditioning coach / instructor. Find more information on the position, and apply, here.

FIU: FIU is no longer accepting applicants for the graduate assistant position. Thank you for the overwhelming response.