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Strength Scoop - Monday July 8, 2019

Monday July 8, 2019


Pitt: The University of Pittsburgh Olympic Strength and Conditioning Staff is looking to fill 3-4 VOLUNTEER (unpaid) internship positions for the Fall 2019 semester. Start and end dates will be August 19 – December 17. We are looking for eager and enthusiastic individuals with a strong desire to pursue a career as a strength and conditioning professional. You will gain invaluable experience at an ACC, Power-5 program, working with elite level athletes in a variety of sports. Qualified applicants will have obtained or be working towards a degree in Exercise Science or a related field, as well as possess or be working towards their CSCS or CSCCa certification. CPR/AED certification is mandatory and all qualified candidates must be able to pass a background check. Upon completion of the Pitt Strength and Conditioning Intern Education Program you will be qualified to confidently sit for the CSCS and/or CSCCa certification exam. Daily duties and responsibilities will include but not be limited to assisting with the implementation and supervision of strength and conditioning programs for Olympic sports; active participation in the intern education program which will include completion of required readings, assignments, projects, demonstrations, meetings with the strength staff, and more; maintenance of the strength and conditioning facility and equipment; set-up and break- down of equipment for strength and conditioning sessions; other daily tasks as assigned by the Strength and Conditioning staff. To be considered you must send your resume and a list of 3 references to Taylor Gossman at

Albright College: Albright College is seeking a full-time dedicated, motivated, professionally certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist. This individual is responsible for creating and administering sport specific training programs for 23 varsity sports. This position will also assist the Director of the Schumo Center for Fitness & Well-Being with regard to fitness center responsibilities and supervision of student staff. Experience with development and management of strength training programs at the college/university level is preferred. Any experience in management of a health/fitness or weight training facility is desirable. Bachelor's degree required, Master’s degree preferred, in Exercise Physiology/Kinesiology or related field. Applicant must hold a nationally recognized Strength and Conditioning Certification, NSCA, CSCS and CPR/FA/AED Certification. Send letter of application, current resume, and a list of three (3) professional references (including addresses, telephone numbers, and email) to

Wayne State College (D-II - NE):The Wayne State College Strength and Conditioning Department is seeking a qualified applicant for one Strength and Conditioning Graduate Assistant position. Responsibilities include, but are not limited to: design and implementation of sport specific strength and conditioning programs for assigned teams; ability to demonstration and instruct lifting techniques; supervise team and individual workouts; assist with the maintenance and upkeep of the facility. Qualifications: Must hold a national certification (CSCS or SCCC preferred), must be admitted to graduate school, must have or be able to obtain CPR, AED and First Aid certifications; previous strength and conditioning experience in a collegiate setting (preferred); experience in designing and implementing workout programs. Compensation: This 10 month position will start in August 2019 and will have an $8,000 stipend, full tuition will be covered for up to 9 credit hours per semester. GA will be responsible for student fees and books. Housing is not provided. This position will be the lead assistant for the department, in addition to leading 2-4 teams, they will get experience assisting with football as well as assisting with administrative task. Please send Resume, Cover Letter, and 3 Professional References in (1) single document to Head Strength and Conditioning Coach Grant Darnell review of applicants will start immediately.

Millsaps College: Millsaps College’s Department of Strength and Conditioning is now accepting applications for 1-2 Strength and Conditioning Intern Coaches for the Fall Semester of 2019. Daily responsibilities will include but are not limited to; assisting with supervision and execution of strength training programs for Football and all Olympic Sports, teaching student athletes proper technique and equipment use, attending to the daily maintenance of the training facilities and participation in weekly projects and professional development throughout the internship program. Candidates will have the opportunity to program, implement, and supervise a strength and conditioning program for some assigned sports based on experience. HOUSING AND SOME MEALS will be provided. No monetary compensation will be provided. Ideal candidates will have a bachelor’s degree or be in the last semester of coursework for an undergraduate degree in exercise science or related field of study. Certification from one or more of the following (NSCA, CSCS; CSCCA, SCCC; USAW) are preferred. Inquiries must be received by July 28 th . If you are interested in the position, please email a resume and three professional references to Joel Higginbotham at

Texas A&M-Kingsville: Texas A&M University-Kingsville: a NCAA Division II and Lonestar Conference member of 13 varsity sports is looking to hire 1 Strength and Conditioning Graduate Assistant to begin in July or August 2019. This is a 1-year position with the 2 nd year subject for renewal based on performance. This position includes a scholarship to cover tuition and fees (i.e. 18 semester credit hours per calendar year), 10 meals per week, and a $200 per month housing stipend. RESPONSIBILITIES for potential candidates will include but are not limited to programming and implementing training for 3-4 teams as well as assisting with Football and other duties assigned by the Head Strength and Conditioning Coach. QUALIFICATIONS: Potential candidates must have a bachelor’s degree in exercise science or kinesiology and must be admitted into the Graduate school of Kinesiology, GRE Required. Candidates must also hold a CSCS or SCCC certification prior to starting. APPLICATION: In one PDF document, send your cover letter, resume and 3 references with contact info with “GA Application” in the subject line to Elton Crochran, Head Strength and Conditioning Coach, to

Robert Morris (PA): Robert Morris University Football is currently seeking TWO qualified internship candidates for the Fall 2019 semester. This is an unpaid position. Chosen candidates can complete the required hours for the CSCCa – SCCC under the mentorship of Head Strength Coach, Robert Day. The strength and conditioning program will run from August 12, 2019 (Start date flexible) to December 7, 2019. The daily responsibilities will include but are not limited to: Assisting with the supervision and execution of the strength and conditioning program for the football, attending to the daily maintenance of the training facilities, Professional development throughout the semester, any other tasks assigned by the Head Strength and Conditioning Coach. *Potentially assist with Olympic sports as desired by candidate* Interns will gain hands on coaching experience in a collegiate setting, education in program design and application, have the potential to earn future recommendations for career opportunities, receive college credit if applicable. In addition, there is opportunity for advancement within the Robert Morris strength and conditioning department as an apprentice or part-time assistant post internship. The internship program’s goal is to advance the intern’s future in the strength and conditioning profession. Minimum Qualifications: Strong work ethic, punctuality, enthusiasm. Effective communication skills. Desire to become a strength and conditioning coach. First Aid, CPR & AED certified. Preferred Qualifications: Pursuing or have attained a bachelor’s or master’s degree in exercise science, kinesiology, exercise physiology or related field. Pursuing or have attained relevant certifications: SCCC, CSCS, USAW, FMS, etc. Previous coaching experience in a collegiate, professional, high school or private sector setting. Competitive collegiate involvement. 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 Review of applicants will begin immediately.

North Florida: The University of North Florida Strength and Conditioning Department is in search of qualified candidates for 2-3 volunteer internship positions for the Fall 2019 semester. UNF is a non-football school where interns will have the opportunity to work with all 17 Olympic Sports teams. This is an unpaid position. Successful applicants will gain valuable experience working with Division-I athletes, knowledge of the day-to-day operations of a Division-I strength and conditioning program, and potential class credit. Day to day responsibilities will include setup and breakdown of lifting/conditioning sessions, facility maintenance and upkeep, and other tasks given by the full time staff. Prospective applicants should hold or be working toward a CSCS or SCCC certification, and/or be pursuing a Bachelor’s or Master’s Degree in Exercise Science or a related field. Additional qualifications include a strong desire to become a strength and conditioning coach, punctuality, high energy, and confidence in a group setting. Start date is Friday, August 16st, 2019. Please send a resume and two references to Coach Angela Robinet, Assistant Strength and Conditioning Coach, at Application deadline is 7/15/2019. No phone calls, please.

Yale: Yale University Sports Performance is looking for candidates to fulfill internship positions for the Fall 2019 semester. The internship is a comprehensive experience providing hands on education in the weight room, with a classroom component, including lectures on program design, theory, nutrition, athletic testing, and more. The internship will provide the opportunity to work hands on with the Football team that has just won the 2017 Ivy Championship and finished #24 in the nation. In addition, interns will work with the 2018 National Championship Men’s Lacrosse team. Yale has 30 teams that interns will have the opportunity to work with for added experience. This is a rigorous internship with hours that would closely mimic that of a full time strength coach. The goal of this internship is to ready individuals for full time positions upon completion. There is no monetary compensation for the internship, but there is the opportunity to use this internship as a site for the completion of College requirements. The internship is also an NSCA accredited continuing education site. You will receive 2 CEU's for participating in the internship. The ideal candidate will be a current college student, or one who has recently graduated. Preference will be given to those who are in Exercise Science, collegiate athletic experience, or prior weight room experience. Applicants of all professional background who are eager to learn and grow as a coach are encouraged to apply. To apply, please send your resume to Begin date: August 12th 2019 End date: December 8th 2019.

MSU Denver: The Metropolitan State University of Denver (DII) Strength & Conditioning Department is actively seeking hard working applicants for internship positions working with all varsity sports within our program for the 2019 Fall Term (August 10 – December 15). The intent of the internship is to provide a semester of hands-on training to prepare the candidate to take on the next level position in strength and conditioning as either a graduate assistant or full-time strength coach. Interns are expected to participate in a comprehensive and challenging educational program, including white board discussion and hands-on experience in the following areas: program design, exercise instruction, Olympic lifting progressions and techniques, plyometrics, speed and agility techniques, energy system development, regeneration methods, nutritional basics, leadership and facility and athlete management. Internship responsibilities will include various duties within the MSU Denver Strength & Conditioning Department. Hours will vary throughout the semester and may include early morning, late afternoon hours, and weekends. Previous weight room or athletic coaching experience is a plus. Requirements: 1) CPR/AED/First Aid 2) Must be working towards a Bachelors or Masters degree in a related field 3) Must have, or working towards CSCS, SCCC, USAW, etc. 4) Must have strong desire to pursue a career in the strength and conditioning profession 4) Must be pro-active, excellent work ethic, and disciplined. Compensation: NON MONETARY/UNPAID Continuing education resources, CSCS certification prep, access to networking opportunities, potential future recommendation for professional advancement and continuing mentorship beyond completion of the internship. In order to determine if you’re a correct fit for our program please email a cover letter, resume, and names, phone numbers and email addresses of three current references to information to

Benedictine (NAIA - KS): Benedictine College is currently seeking applicants for a Graduate Assistant (GA) position in the Athletic Performance department. The Graduate Assistant for Athletic Performance is responsible for assisting in all aspects of the coordination of the Strength and Conditioning Programs for Raven Athletics. The GA is required to abide by the rules and regulations established by Benedictine College, the Heart of America Athletic Conference (Heart), and the NAIA. Benedictine College is a member of the NAIA. This is a full time, twelve-month position. Essential functions include assisting in the development of maintaining strength and conditioning programs in coordination with the Director of Athletic Performance for several sports. The GA will also assist in the development of strength and conditioning programs in coordination with the athletic training staff and doctors for rehabilitation of student-athletes. The GA will provide student-athletes with guidance and proper training techniques. The GA will develop recommendations for improvements to fitness based equipment to the Director of Athletics. The GA will maintain up-to-date records on the strength and conditioning programs of each team and specific individual training plans of every student-athlete as well as all other duties assigned. Position Qualifications: High level of personal integrity, outstanding work ethic, knowledge of and commitment to NAIA rules and regulations, demonstrated ability to inspire student-athletes to develop to their fullest potential, outstanding skills in oral and written communication, excellent organizational skills to prioritize and manage multiple tasks occurring at the same time. Bachelor’s Degree, recognizable certification (CSCS, SCCC etc.), CPR and AED certified. If interested please submit a cover letter, resume and three professional references in ONE PDF document to

Trinity College (CT): Trinity College is accepting applications for Strength and Conditioning Volunteer Interns for the Fall 2019 semester. Opportunities include: completion of volunteer hours for an academic degree program, assisting in the supervision and training of 30 Division III intercollegiate athletic programs and access to our strength and conditioning intern educational program. Preferred qualifications include: Matriculating through an exercise science or related academic program, current SCCC and/or CSCS certification, CPR certification and previous experience in a strength and conditioning program or have previous collegiate athletics experience. Minimum qualifications include: pursuing SCCC and/or CSCS certification and the desire to further one’s career in the field of Strength & Conditioning. This is an unpaid position. Interns will receive an educational experience that will prepare them for a future career in college athletics. Better understanding of program design and coaching techniques and receive college credit if applicable. To apply send a cover letter, resume, and 3 professional references to the Assistant Strength and Conditioning Coach; Matthew Hyde, via e-mail at

Maryland: University of Maryland Basketball Performance is currently looking for VOLUNTEER/UNPAID interns for the Fall 2019 semester. Interns may have the opportunity to continue the rest of the season based on performance. Responsibilities: Assist in the design and execution of all facets of the athletic performance training program for both men and women basketball, assist in daily maintenance, cleanliness, and upkeep of training facility, active participation during in-service meetings and completion of an internship curriculum. Qualified applicants must have a strong desire to pursue a career in the strength & conditioning/ athletic performance. Preferred qualifications: bachelor’s degree or entering senior year of undergraduate course work, pursuing or already holding CSCS, SCCC, or USAW certification, previous experience within a collegiate strength and conditioning setting. To Apply: Send Resume, and 3 Professional References in a pdf file to Keith Pough at