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Strength Scoop - Friday October 23, 2020

Friday October 23, 2020


Pitt: The University of Pittsburgh Football Strength and Conditioning Staff is now accepting applications for 2-3 highly motivated volunteer interns for the 2021 Winter/Spring session beginning sometime in early January. These positions are UNPAID. Successful candidates will work directly with football and will assist with all training sessions in compliance with NCAA rules. Position responsibilities will consist of, but are not limited to, the following: assisting the staff in all aspects of the strength and on-field programs, setting up and breaking down of training sessions, assisting with routine maintenance of training facilities, assisting with nutrition, as well as other assigned duties. Minimum requirements include: a strong work ethic, punctuality, and a desire to become a strength and conditioning professional. Preferred qualifications include: Bachelor’s degree in exercise science or related field, SCCC, CSCS, or USAW certifications. There is no monetary compensation so if this position is not an economically feasible option for you, please do not apply. Interested applicants should email a cover letter, resume, and 3 references with subject line “Pitt Spring Internship – Name” to Assistant Strength & Conditioning Coach Brandon Martuccio at

Maryland: The University of Maryland is currently accepting applications to fill two (2) Spring 2021 volunteer internship positions. Qualified candidates would work with the Olympic Strength and Conditioning Department. This is an UNPAID position that is responsible for assisting the UMD Strength and Conditioning staff with the implementation of the Spring 2021 program (January 19th-May 14th), set up and break down of all workouts, maintenance and upkeep of the weight room and facility, and hands-on experience training collegiate athletes. The interns will have the opportunity to gain valuable experience with exercise programing/design, opportunity to build a network with coaches in the field of strength and conditioning, and understanding of daily operations within the strength and conditioning department. Required qualifications include completion of Bachelor’s degree by the commencement of the intern program/current pursuit of a graduate degree in exercise science or a related course of study, a desire to become a strength and conditioning professional, and possess a strong work ethic. Preferred qualifications include certification from a recognized governing body (USAW, CSCS, CSCCa). Please send your cover letter, resume, and contact information for 3 references to Will Franco, Assistant Strength and Conditioning Coach, at Due to the ongoing pandemic, interns that are selected will be required to do weekly COVID-19 testing during the entire internship.

Central Michigan: Central Michigan is looking for applicants for a S&C internship. This is a full-time (unpaid) internship working exclusively with the Central Michigan University Football team. Candidates must be self-motivated individuals looking to grow their professional experience. Interns will gain valuable practical field experience as well as exposure to industry leading sport- technology Responsibilities: Candidates will be responsible for being present at team activities. This includes all speed, strength, conditioning sessions and any other assigned obligations. Interns will have the opportunity to assist in our CMU Nutrition Refueling Program. Daily responsibilities will extend to the set-up and break-down of training sessions, maintain and service weight room equipment, data input and interpretation and participation in a daily intern curriculum. The internship curriculum will consist of daily teaching sessions including the underpinning factors of a successful strength and conditioning program as well as speed, strength and conditioning programming. Interns will also have the opportunity to gain hours towards CSCCa SCCC certification under CSCCa Mentor, Joel Welsh. Interns can also assist with select Olympic sport teams. Candidate will assist the Director of Strength and conditioning in all phases of operation.

Black Hills State: The Black Hills State University Strength and Conditioning Staff is currently seeking 1 PAID intern candidate for the Spring of 2021 and beyond. This position would have a tentative start date of Jan. 4th, 2021. This position would assist with Football and be in charge of the strength and conditioning efforts for Women’s soccer, Triathlon, and Women’s golf. Requirements: Candidate must be CPR/AED certified; and currently hold a professional certification such as the NSCA CSCS; or CSCCa SCCC. Candidates will be paid a part time, hourly rate. And the position does not come with benefits. The candidate must will also have an opportunity to earn professional recommendations for future ventures. Candidates will have time for work opportunities outside of the internship if need be. If interested please contact Director of Strength and Conditioning Derek Van Blarcom at The email must contain a cover letter, resume and a list of three professional references.

Kennesaw State: Kennesaw State University is looking for VOLUNTEER interns for Spring 2021. Majority of time at KSU will be spent COACHING all teams, with a coaching & leadership based education provided along the way. Please do not apply if you do not have the means to VOLUNTEER for this position. No money, housing or food will be offered. If interested please send cover letter, resume and list of references to Coach Kiritsy at

Virginia: The University of Virginia is accepting applications for Strength and Conditioning Volunteer Interns for the 2021 Spring Semester. The internship will start Mid-January, and continue through the end of April. Specific dates will follow as the hiring process progresses. You will complete a 9-week education program, developed by the UVA Strength and Conditioning Staff. Interns will work primarily with football. This is an unpaid internship. Responsibilities will include: Daily weight room maintenance, set-up, tear-down, assist with supervision of weight room and field work. Interns must be motivated, able to follow specific directions, and have a strong work ethic. Interns will receive hands on experience to multiple training methods, Tendo Units, and Catapult. Interns should be working towards a Bachelor’s Degree, and certifications through the CSCCA-SCCC, NSCA-CSCS. Interns will gain collegiate strength and conditioning experience at the Division I level, and potential for future recommendations for future career opportunities. Please send a Cover Letter, Resume, and Three professional references in one document to: Coach Shumate, at The subject line of the e-mail should read: Your Name, Virginia 2021 Spring Semester. This will be a rolling hiring process, we will interview and hire as qualified applications are received.

Southern Virginia: Southern Utah University: Southern Utah University is actively seeking applicants for a Graduate Assistant Strength and Conditioning Coach working with Football. SUU Masters of Science in Sports Conditioning & Performance is a one year program. Master’s Program requirements: Position start date is January of 2021 and end date is December 2021. 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 coaching experience preferred. You will be expected to come in and start coaching right away. Application: E-mail resume, cover letter, and names of 3 professional references to: Andrew Shirek Director of Football Strength and Conditioning at

Fort Scott: Fort Scott Community College Football (Fort Scott, Kansas) is currently seeking potential candidates to serve in an assistant strength and conditioning role for the upcoming Spring Semester of 2020. This is a non-salaried position, but does offer opportunities to earn a stipend, room and board, and a meal plan. This position will entail first-hand experience assisting all aspects of the strength and conditioning program of the FSCC Football team. This includes set-up and break-down of equipment for training sessions, facility maintenance, and completion of an internship curriculum. Successful applicants will be expected to assist in coaching student-athletes on a daily basis, as well as any additional aspects of the FSCC Football Program and other responsibilities as assigned. Successful applicants must exhibit a strong work ethic, a desire to become a collegiate strength and conditioning coach, excellent communication skills, possess or be working towards a bachelor’s degree in exercise science or related field, and possess or be working towards certification from either the CSCCa or NSCA. Preferred qualifications include current CSCCa/NSCA certification, bachelor’s degree in an exercise science related field, and previous experience working within a collegiate football strength and conditioning program. Interested candidates please email cover letter, resume, and three references in ONE PDF file titled “last name, first name, FSCC Football S&C Assistant Application” to Jesse Herd, Director of Development at

Concordia - Wisconsin: Concordia University Wisconsin is seeking two Graduate Assistants for the Strength & Conditioning program. This program develops the physical and mental aspects of training the student-athletes at Concordia University Wisconsin. These positions are responsible for assisting the Head Strength and Conditioning Coach with operating a collegiate strength and conditioning department and to prepare the Graduate Assistant Coach for a full-time coaching position at the college or high school level. Minimum Qualifications, Education, and Experience include: -A Bachelor’s degree and acceptance/enrollment into a graduate program at Concordia University Wisconsin is required -One or more of the following certifications: SCCC, CSCS, and USAW -Undergrad in exercise science or related field of study Previous coaching experience at high school, collegiate, or professional setting. Knowledge and Skills Required: Ability to demonstrate and teach Olympic lift, running mechanics, and change of direction mechanics; Ability to evaluate Olympic lifts, running mechanics, and change of direction mechanics; Candidate will possess a good work ethic, attention to detail, ability to manage sensitive and confidential student information, and a familiarity with Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook); Proficiency in social media use is preferred; Strong communication skills (oral, written, social media). To apply all candidates should send an email labeled “S&C GA” with a cover letter, resume, and three professional references in one PDF or Word document attached to Head Strength and Conditioning Aaron Siekmann at