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Strength Scoop - Monday February 10, 2020

Saturday February 8, 2020


Wisconsin: The University of Wisconsin Olympic Strength & Conditioning Department is currently accepting applications for volunteer interns for Summer 2020. Application deadline Monday, March 9th 2020. This is an UNPAID internship position with the potential for course credit for individuals currently enrolled in a degree seeking program. Internship start date for the summer semester will be Monday, May 25th and will be completed on Friday, August 28th or specified by assigned coach. Hours will be determined by facility and team needs but anticipate early mornings, late nights, weekends and possible holiday responsibilities. Qualifications: Currently pursuing, or a recent graduate of, an exercise science or related field, certified in CPR/First Aid, and a strong desire to become a collegiate strength and conditioning coach. Preferred qualification: 1-2 years’ of coaching experience within a collegiate strength and conditioning environment and NSCA, USAW or CSCCa certification(s). Individuals will gain knowledge and experience within a Division I Collegiate Strength and Conditioning setting. Individuals will have the opportunity to work within one of our three Olympic weight rooms on campus. Assignments will be based on staffing needs and strengths of the prospective internship candidates. Daily responsibilities will include but are not limited to: assisting with the supervision and execution of strength and conditioning related training programs for various sports, providing support for technological services, attending to the daily maintenance of the training facilities, and progression developmental opportunities throughout the internship program. Applicants must submit an online internship application via this link, cover letter, resume and three professionally relevant reference list in one PDF document to Kevin Schultz at

Southern Illinois-Carbondale (IL): Southern Illinois University-Carbondale is seeking applicants for one (1) Graduate Assistant position. Duties include assisting the Head Strength & Conditioning Coach in all aspects of the SIUC strength and conditioning program including but not limited to team warm-ups, strength and speed training, conditioning, flexibility, athlete assessments, support goals and objectives of SIUC athletic program, comply with University, Conference, NCAA Division 1 rules and regulations, work cooperatively with departmental personnel, support the student-athlete concept, and demonstrate concern for health, safety, and welfare of each student athlete. Minimum requirements include Bachelor’s degree in Exercise Science related field and a strong desire to pursue an Athletic Performance career. Preferred experience as a collegiate athlete, or no less than one academic year of undergraduate/postgraduate internship experience coaching weightlifting at the collegiate level. Must have completed CSCS through the NSCA. Candidate must meet admission requirements of chosen degree. Evidence of strong organizational skills. Ability to interact with student-athletes, colleagues, and public. Apply by sending resume and cover letter to: Zach Zimmerman at

William Penn: William Penn is looking to hire a director of athletic performance. Interested candidates can read more on the post and apply via this link.

William and Mary: The College of William and Mary Athletic Performance Department is accepting applications for 2-3 Athletic Performance Interns and 1 Data Science Intern for the 2020 summer semester. The position will start in late May and end in late July. Gear and some meals will be provided, as well as daily Wawa caffeine products and the occasional fritter (only on Friday’s), but this position is UNPAID, so please apply only if this is financially feasible for you. Successful applicants should expect to benefit from exposure to the working environment of Division 1 Athletics, continuing high performance education, and the opportunity to further develop as coaches and technicians in a practical setting, and also earn recommendations for future employment. Interns will be expected to support the daily functioning of the department: administrative and maintenance; session set-up and break-down, data collection, processing and management, research and project development, and most importantly, assisting with coaching the athletes. ESSENTIAL QUALIFICATIONS: strong desire to pursue a career in athletic performance, current or prior academic background in exercise science-related field, highly motivated and self-starting. Additionally for Data Science internship: current or prior academic background in data science or related field, experience with coding and data visualization. PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS: prior experience working in an athletic performance setting, currently hold or working towards accredited certification (CSCCa, NSCA, UKSCA, ASCA etc…), CPR/AED/First Aid certification. If applying, please email a copy of your resume, three references, and a SHORT cover letter in 1 PDF file to Athletic Performance Coach Scott Kuehn: Please make the subject of your email: “Firstname Lastname Summer 2020 Internship”.