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Strength Scoop - Friday May 3, 2019

Friday May 3, 2019


Arizona: The University of Arizona Football Strength and Conditioning Department is now accepting applications for Volunteer Interns for the summer of 2019. This internship will begin May 29th, 2019 and will conclude at the end of July 18th, 2019. This is an unpaid position. Responsibilities include, but are not limited to; assisting with the supervision and execution of the strength and conditioning program for the University of Arizona Football team and potentially other University Athletic Programs, 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. All applicants should have, or be working towards an accredited certification (CSCS or SCCC). 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 Assistant Strength & Conditioning Coach Daree Ajibade at

Arkansas-Little Rock: Arkansas at Little Rock is currently in the process of accepting applications for (1) Professional Intern Strength and Conditioning Coach starting June of 2019. This is a paid, non-benefited position. Responsibilities will include but not be limited to developing and implementing a periodized strength & program for 1-3 intercollegiate athletic teams and assist with others as necessary. Assist with and conduct periodic performance and strength testing, and assist in the maintenance and upkeep of the facility. The candidate must have a minimum of a bachelor’s degree in a related field, knowledge and experience with coaching the Olympic Lifts, and a desire to pursue a career in the field of Athletic Development. Additionally, candidates should have a great work ethic, and strong computer skills especially in excel. Minimum requirements include a current NSCA CSCS or CSCCa SCCC, and a current CPR, First Aide and AED certification. Preferred experience includes experience at the NCAA Division 1 level coaching strength and conditioning for intercollegiate athletes, playing intercollegiate athletics, and a USAW certification. If interested please send resume, cover letter, and three references to John Barron, Director of Athletic Performance via email to

Stephen F. Austin: The Stephen F. Austin Sports Performance Department is looking for a VOLUNTEER Professional Intern for Summer Session I &II with the opportunity to continue into the Fall semester. This internship will give you a wide experience in coaching several different sports on the Olympic side as well as working with football all summer. This is a unique experience where you will not be “just another intern” but will be expected to actually coach athletes and not just wipe down benches or get protein shakes. You will be under the guidance of 3 experienced coaches, including a CSCCa Master Strength Coach who will help you develop in all areas of coaching in order to become a better strength coach. We will provide you with an on campus meal plan. It is preferred you have your CSCS and be CPR/AED/First Aid certified. If you are interested please submit a cover letter, resume, 3 professional references, and 3 videos demonstrating your coaching ability in: 1) Any of the Olympic lifts (or their variants); 2) The squat (any variation); 3) Your “why” for wanting to be a sports performance coach *Cover letter, resume, and references must be submitted on ONE PDF file. To apply send one email (with PDF and videos attached) to Cody Dukquits at Subject line should read: “SFA Sports Performance Internship Summer 2019: Last Name, First Name”

Florida Gulf Coast: The Department of Strength and Conditioning at Florida Gulf Coast University is accepting applications to fill Fall 2019 volunteer coaching positions. This is an un-paid volunteer opportunity. The volunteer coach will gain vital experience through performing daily responsibilities which include: assisting in the setup, implementation, and breakdown of team training sessions (15 intercollegiate sports); daily maintenance of the training environment; learning proper technique and other coaching skills critical to the profession. There is also a robust educational curriculum that will be implemented throughout. The candidate must be CPR/First Aid certified and must be certified through an accredited certifying agency, namely the NSCA-CSCS certification, or the CSCCa certification. Experience as a collegiate athlete is also preferred but not required. We are interested taking on 2 serious interns that can begin August 12th, 2019. If interested, fill out this form.

St. Olaf: St. Olaf College has an opening for a paid ($2,500) Fall 2019 Professional Internship – ATHLETIC PERFORMANCE COACH. This position is a semester long internship, starting in August and ending in December. Start and end dates are flexible. Job Summary: Under supervision of the Director of Athletic Performance, assist with the development and implementation of strength and conditioning programs. Work with teams as assigned and design their training programs. Work directly with head coaches of assigned teams. Communicate with trainers to stay up to date with injuries and to design and implement injury prevention and rehabilitation programs. Minimum Qualifications: CPR –First Aid certification, experience in the field of Strength and Conditioning with student-athletes in a collegiate setting. Knowledge of and commitment to NCAA rules and regulations. Preferred Qualifications: Bachelor’s Degree in a related area. Certification by the National Strength and Conditioning Association (NSCA) as a Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist (CSCS) or certification by the Collegiate Strength and Conditioning Coaches Association (CSCCA). Knowledge of athletic injury prevention and treatment/modification protocols. To apply please send cover letter, resume, and at least three references to the Director of Athletic Performance Charlie Woida at