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Strength Scoop - Monday October 1, 2018

Monday October 1, 2018


Pitt: The University of Pittsburgh Olympic Strength and Conditioning Staff is looking to fill 2-3 VOLUNTEER (unpaid) internship positions for the Spring 2019 semester. 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 Ryan Sprague at

Georgia Southern: Georgia Southern University is currently accepting applications for 3 Spring 2019 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 GSU Strength and Conditioning staff with the implementation of In and Off-Season programs for all Olympic sports, set up and break down of all workouts, maintenance and upkeep of the weight room and facility, and hands on experience training collegiate athletes. Required qualifications include completion or current pursuit of an undergraduate degree in exercise science or a related course of study, a desire to become a strength and conditioning professional, and possess a relentless work ethic. Must have or be working towards your CSCS or CSCCa certification as well as USA Weightlifting. There is no monetary compensation so if this position is not an economically feasible option for you, please do not apply. There will be opportunities for you to work outside of the internship and discounted housing can be provided. Start date would be January 12 and continue through May 3. Please send your resume and 5 references in 1 PDF formatted document to Lance Hardman at Put your last name_first name in the subject line.

Central Methodist: The Central Methodist University Strength and Conditioning Department is now accepting applications for Volunteer Interns. This internship will begin January 7, 2019 and will conclude at the end of April, 2019. This is an unpaid position. Compensation will include gear and recommendations for future career opportunities. Responsibilities include, but are not limited to; assisting with the supervision and execution of the strength and conditioning program for all Central Methodist University sports, 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 field 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 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 to Head Strength & Conditioning Coach William Camp at

Houston Baptist: HBU’s Athletic Performance Staff are seeking interns for the Spring of 2019. We are looking for intern-coaches who are highly motivated and passionate about training athletes in regards to physical preparation, injury reduction, and most of all character development. These individuals will be mentored in motivation strategies, on the job communication skills, periodization and programming, movement coaching, and professional development. There are 2 available unpaid internship positions for the Spring of 2018. The start date is negotiable and can be for the start of Spring preseason or the beginning of the semester. Applicants must be seeking to become an Athletic Performance Coach or already be certified through the NSCA or CSCCA. Although there is no money to be earned, what you will gain is valuable experience and earn a chance to receive a recommendation for future employment in the field. Team issued gear will also be provided.This internship will not just be a protein shake stocking and bench wiping experience, there are plenty of opportunities for coaching experience and working with multiple sport teams on both the Olympic sports and Football side. This individual will be getting hands on coaching experience at a Division 1 University. Houston Baptist University is a distinctively Christian University that celebrates a highly diverse student athlete population and is located in Houston, Texas. Applicants may apply from Oct. 1, 2018 - Dec. 7, 2018. If you are interested please send a cover letter, a resume and 3 references all as one PDF to Charlie Rhea at with the subject line saying: Spring 2019 Internship. Interviews will begin immediately