Strength Scoop - Monday July 12, 2021

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Kutztown (D-II - PA): The strength staff at Kutztown University (PA) are seeking two certified interns to join the team this Fall (beginning August 23). We offer a full educational experience designed to blend theoretical and practical knowledge with on-the-job experience. Qualified candidates will gain hands-on coaching experience via full integration with our NCAA Division 2 Strength and Conditioning program and will be involved with all sports (including football). Interns will take advantage of mentorship and guidance from the strength staff, formal practical and theoretical lessons in relevant topic areas, opportunities to network with other experienced sports performance professionals, and ongoing support after completing the internship program. Responsibilities include, but are not limited to: assisting with the daily planning and implementation of training for all teams, set-up and breakdown of daily training sessions, cleaning/organization of the training facility, data collection, data entry, and full participation in our educational internship curriculum. A full-year internship commitment is preferred, but single-semester interns are considered. Interns must be willing and able to commit to at least three full days per week. Required qualifications include an undergraduate degree in exercise science or a related course of study and first aid/CPR/AED certification. Preferred qualifications include certification from a recognized governing body (NSCA-CSCS, CSCCa-SCCC) and some previous coaching experience. Applicants must possess a strong desire to become a strength and conditioning coach, and should be highly motivated, resourceful, and detail-oriented. Be aware this is a volunteer, unpaid internship. No monetary compensation, meals, or housing will be provided. To apply send a brief cover letter, resume, and three references in a SINGLE PDF document to Coach Hobbs – Kutztown.sportsperformance@gmail.com. The application deadline is July 31.

Princeton: Princeton University is now accepting applications for FALL 2021 interns. This is an unpaid internship. Applicants must possess a strong desire to become a collegiate strength & conditioning coach. The intern will have the opportunity to learn in a practicum environment under the supervision of the Princeton University Strength and Conditioning staff. Duties will include but not be limited to: assisting with the supervision of training programs; assisting with daily administrative duties and maintenance of the training facilities; and completion of internship curriculum. Expected start and end date for the fall is August 30th and will end on December 10th (minimum 300 total hours at 20 hours per week). There will be an opportunity to begin the internship sooner based on availability. Qualifications: Currently pursuing Bachelors/Masters in Exercise Science or related field; a strong desire to become a Collegiate Strength and Conditioning Coach; pursuing CSCCA, USAW, or NSCA certification(s). To apply applicants should send a cover letter, resume, and 3 professional references to James DeVincenzi, Assistant Director of Strength and Conditioning via email at jdevince@princeton.edu

Texas Tech: Texas Tech University Football Strength and Conditioning is seeking two S&C interns for Fall 2021 (August 5th – December 20th) .This position provides an opportunity for you to grow in the field of strength and conditioning. As a staff we provide multiple years of experience at all levels. You will learn how an entire football program functions and is in sync to get the very best out of their athletes. You will be expected to be professional, accept coaching, and be the hardest worker in room. We are seeking individuals wanting to gain knowledge and hands on experience in this field. In turn, our staff will do everything possible to help you continue to work towards your goal of being a strength and conditioning coach. Those who fit these qualifications, please send your cover letter, resume, and references to Brandon Lee at b.lee@ttu.edu associate strength and conditioning coach. The application process will remain open until the two internship positions are filled.

Mississippi State: The Mississippi State Football Strength and Conditioning program is now accepting applications for 1-2 volunteer interns for Fall 2021. These positions are UNPAID. Successful candidates will work directly with football and 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 program and practice, setting up and breaking down of training sessions, assisting with routine maintenance of training facilities, assisting with nutrition, as well as other assigned duties. This internship program consists of a rigorous academic curriculum along with a practical component. Minimum requirements: a current CPR/AED certification, 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, or experience as a collegiate athlete. Official start date will be August 4th and run through the entirety of the season. 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 “Mississippi State Fall Internship – Name” to Assistant Strength and Conditioning Coach Dan Kistler at dkistler@athletics.msstate.edu.

North Dakota State: The North Dakota State University Strength & Conditioning Department is actively seeking applicants for one paid internship position working with Olympic Sports within our program for the 2021-22 academic year. This position will begin in August and conclude at the end of the school year in May. Internship responsibilities will vary and will include various duties within the NDSU Strength & Conditioning Department. Hours will vary throughout the semester and may include early morning, late afternoon, or weekend hours. As an intern in our program, you will have the opportunity to join a high functioning, collaborative team of professionals who are committed to helping our athletes achieve their full potential on and off the field. Interns in our program can expect to gain valuable, hands on experience in areas such as program design, exercise instruction, plyometric, speed and agility techniques, conditioning, facility and athlete management. It is our goal to equip our interns with the skills needed to excel as a graduate assistant at the conclusion of their time in our program. All interns will take part in a formal internship curriculum with weekly meetings and assignments. Our staff will take the time to mentor and develop interns within our program. We believe that an educated and well-trained staff will have a powerful and meaningful impact on our student athletes. At the end of the academic year, the paid intern will move into a graduate assistant position with our program. Sport responsibilities will include wrestling, track & field jumps and men’s golf. Requirements: Bachelor’s degree in a related field required, CSCS preferred. 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 weight room or athletic coaching experience preferred. Compensation: $750/month. Academic credit available. Application: E-mail resume, cover letter, and names of 3 professional references to: Jason Miller, Director of Athletic Performance – Olympic Sports at jason.s.miller@ndsu.edu.

North Greenville: North Greenville University Strength and Conditioning is now accepting applications for Graduate Assistant Strength and Conditioning Coach working with male sports starting August 2021. This position will be responsible for (but not limited to) coaching and programming 3-4 Olympic sports team while being the primary assistant with football. Compensation will include tuition, meals in the dining hall, textbook costs, and on campus housing. Candidates should currently possess or working towards certification through the NSCA or CSCCa. Candidates should send a cover letter, resume, and at least 3 professional references to liz.dupree@ngu.edu.

Robert Morris (FCS - PA): Robert Morris Football is currently seeking TWO volunteer interns for the 2021 Fall Term. The strength and conditioning program will run from August 23 rd to December 10th. This is an unpaid position however, it is acceptable to have a part-time job to assist with personal finances. Chosen candidates can also have the opportunity to complete internship hours required for the CSCCa – SCCC exam under the mentorship of the Head Strength Coach. The daily responsibilities will include but are not limited to: Assisting with the supervision and execution of the strength and conditioning program for Football, Attending to the daily maintenance of the training facilities, Data input and upkeep, Professional development throughout the semester, Any other tasks assigned by the Head Strength and Conditioning Coach. Interns will gain hands on coaching experience in a collegiate setting on the floor, education in program design and application, have the potential to earn future recommendations for career opportunities and receive college credit if applicable. Robert Morris has a strong reputation and a great track record of the advancement an intern’s future in the strength and conditioning profession. Minimum Qualifications: Strong work ethic, punctuality, enthusiasm and effective communication skills, Desire to become a strength and conditioning coach. It is strongly advised that all potential candidates make sure that this internship is economically feasible before applying. Individuals chosen for the position are subject to University background checks. To apply all candidates should send an email labeled “S&C Internship” with a cover letter, resume, and three professional references in one PDF or Word document attached to Head Strength and Conditioning Coach Robert Day at Day@rmu.edu by, August 6th, 2021. Review of applicants will begin immediately. Please check out our webpage for more insight via this link.