Strength Scoop - Friday August 31, 2018

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Friday August 31, 2018

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Michigan: The University of Michigan Olympic Sports Strength and Conditioning Department is currently accepting applications for Volunteer Strength and Conditioning Interns for Spring 2019. The deadline to apply is November 1, 2018. Successful candidates will have the opportunity to interact with coaches and athletes at the highest level of intercollegiate athletics. This vital experience will aid interns by preparing them to meet the demands of graduate assistantships and future professional positions in the field of Strength and Conditioning. Continuing education, being imperative to excelling as strength and conditioning professional, will be made readily available. Staff educational sessions will take place weekly, covering a variety of sports performance topics. Interns will not only be expected to attend, but be actively involved in these sessions as well. Each successful candidate will serve as an integral member of the Strength and Conditioning Staff. The intern will report directly to the Assistant Strength and Conditioning Coaches, and will work daily under the supervision of the Director, Assistants and Graduate Assistants. The integrity of our staff as an effective working unit is built upon a solid foundation of effective communication. Successful candidates are encouraged to ask questions and get the most out of their intern experience here in Wolverine Athletics. Internship Qualifications Required: Candidates must have a strong desire to become a Strength and Conditioning professional; Must be CPR certified; Must have completed or are working toward completing a bachelors degree at an accredited college/university; Must be able to volunteer a minimum of 30 hours per week with the strength and conditioning staff; Must be an assertive and effective verbal communicator. Preferred: Educated in teaching and performing Olympic movements according to USA Weightlifting Guidelines; NSCA Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist; USA Weightlifting Level 1 coach. *Unfortunately, we are unable to sponsor any type of work visa for this internship opportunity. For more information please visit: http://www.mgoblue.com/sports/2017/6/16/strength-internship-html.aspx Application To apply for an internship with the University of Michigan Olympic Sports Strength and Conditioning Staff email a cover letter, resume and references in a single PDF to the following: Ashley Jackson, Strength & Conditioning Coach at olympicstrength@umich.edu.

Louisville: The University of Louisville Football Strength and Conditioning Volunteer Internship program is currently accepting applications for the 2019 Spring Semester. The internship will run from January 7th– April 22nd, and you will report January 6th. These internships are unpaid and non-coaching positions. Housing may be available. Prerequisites: The candidate must be pursing or have completed a Bachelor’s/Master's degree in Exercise Science or related field and be CPR and First Aid certified. Candidates must be considering, pursing or possess a certification through the CSCCa and/or NSCA. Those accepted will assist in the day to day operations of the facility, including: cleaning and maintenance duties, set-up and break-down of equipment for all workouts, data collection, organizing nutrition/fueling station and assist with GPS catapult systems. The internship program consists of mock interviews, presentations to the staff, weekly topics and bi-weekly evaluations. Candidates must possess a strong work ethic, respectable character, 100% commitment to the program and a desire to pursue a career in the strength and conditioning field. Please send a cover letter, resume, three references and contact information to Scott Wilks at ScottW@GoCards.com , CC: Teddy O'Connor Teddy@GoCards.com. Please note: all unpaid interns may not work more than 20 hours per week and this position has the possibility of housing.

Iowa: The University of Iowa Department of Olympic Sports Strength and Conditioning is seeking highly motivated candidates to fill Spring 2019 internship positions. Individuals will gain knowledge and experience in a Division I Collegiate Strength and Conditioning setting. The internship may fulfill course credit if necessary. Daily responsibilities will include but are not limited to: assisting with supervision and execution of strength training programs for various sports, attending to daily maintenance of the training facilities, and professional development throughout internship program. Opportunities to work with many performance monitoring technologies including but not limited to: Force Plates, GPS, Omegawave, Tensiomyography and PUSH. CSCCA mentorship is available to assist your eligibility for the certification. Qualifications: Currently pursuing bachelors/masters in exercise science or related field, certified in CPR/First Aid, a strong desire to become a Collegiate Strength and Conditioning Coach and pursuing CSCCA, USAW, or NSCA certification(s). Compensation: This is a non-paid volunteer position. You will gain experience as well as the opportunity to learn and grow in the field of Strength & Conditioning. Applicants must submit a cover letter, resume, and professional references as a single PDF file to zachary-walrod@uiowa.edu. To read about our former interns currently in the S&C field visit this link.

Minnesota: The University of Minnesota Athletic Performance Department is seeking highly motivated applicants to fill SPRING 2019 (January 7th – May) internship positions. Individuals will gain knowledge and experience in a Division I Collegiate Strength and Conditioning setting. Qualified candidates will work directly with the following sports: basketball, hockey, volleyball, wrestling, baseball, softball, soccer, swimming & diving, track & field, gymnastics, tennis, and rowing. This internship can be used for course credits. Daily responsibilities will include, but are not limited to: Download/analyze Heart Rate and GPS data from practices/games/training sessions Conduct and analyze weekly Omegawave tests Analyze daily HRV/wellness scores/surveys Professional development, including various educational assignments during the internship Assisting with supervision and execution of strength training programs Assisting with daily operations and facility/equipment maintenance Responsibilities will be assigned as they are earned. Interested applicants must exhibit effective communication skills, positive energy, attention to detail, sense of urgency and strong work ethic. QUALIFICATIONS: Currently pursuing bachelors/masters in exercise science or related field, certified in CPR/First Aid, a strong desire to become a Collegiate Strength and Conditioning Coach and pursuing CSCCA or NSCA certification(s), and proficient in technology. COMPENSATION: This is an un-paid volunteer position. Interns will have the potential to earn recommendations for future career opportunities. If accepted, applicants will be required to complete and clear a background check. To APPLY (DEADLINE October 31st): Applicants should send a cover letter, resume, and 3 professional references to Scott McWilliams, Assistant Director of Athletic Performance at smcwilli@umn.edu.