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Strength Scoop - Monday October 21, 2019

Monday October 21, 2019


Mississippi State: The Mississippi State Football Strength and Conditioning Department is now seeking applications for UNPAID qualified Strength and Conditioning Interns for the SPRING of 2020. This is an UNPAID position that is responsible for assisting the MSU Strength and Conditioning staff with the implementation of the WINTER training program, set up and break down of workouts and maintenance / upkeep of the weight room. This internship also provides educational courses for professional development in the field of Strength and Conditioning, Coaching and Certification Preparation. Preferred qualifications include Bachelor’s or Master’s Degree, CSCS or CSCCa certifications, CPR/AED certifications and experience participating in Collegiate Football/Athletics. Also this internship is Mentor Approved for those preparing to complete the required hours for the SCCC certification. Applicants should send a resume and cover letter together in one PDF to Coach Cory Bichey at

UT Chattanooga: The UT Chattanooga Athletic Performance staff is looking for qualified, hard working and driven candidates to fill Spring 2020 Internship positions. The internship is an in-depth Collegiate Strength & Conditioning experience with Master Strength & Conditioning Coach and CSCCa President/Co-Founder, Ethan Reeve, that will provide an intensive hands on education in the weight room, with a classroom component geared toward prepping for the CSCCa Certification. Candidates will also gain the required 640hrs under a Master Strength & Conditioning Coach for the CSCCa Certification. This internship will provide the opportunity to work hands on with Football, Wrestling, Soccer, Track, Tennis and many other teams. The goal of this internship is to mentor young coaches and help them gain graduate assistant or full time positions upon completion. There is no monetary compensation or housing provided for this internship but candidates will receive some athletic gear to wear and valuable experience in Collegiate Strength & Conditioning. Preferred candidates should possess or be working towards an Exercise Science, Kinesiology or Physical Education related degree. A CSCS, USAW or CSCCa certification is preferred but not required. Please email Assistant Director of Athletic Performance, Collin Engstrom, at

Southern (Baton Rouge, LA): Southern University (Baton Rouge, LA) is currently accepting applications for 1-2 VOLUNTEER ASSISTANT STRENGTH COACH INTERNS. This internship is designed to be the most hands on in the nation; responsibilities include assisting with Football, being in control of 1-2 Olympic Sports, and participating in the continuing education curriculum. Applications will be accepted until positions are filled. Position will provide on campus housing and meal plan. Minimum qualifications include: Bachelor’s degree, current CPR/AED/First Aid certifications, willingness to work a demanding and varying schedule, and effective leadership skills. Preferred qualifications include: Bachelor’s or Master’s in a relevant field, certifications from recognized organizations (NSCA, USAW, CSCCa, etc.), previous Strength & Conditioning coaching experience, and/or previous experience as a collegiate athlete. Qualified candidates must submit: Resume (1 page max), Cover Letter (1 page max), 3 Professional References (1 page max). Materials must be in one PDF file. To apply send the PDF file to Laramie Immel at Candidates who are not extremely passionate and unable to coach and command a group on day 1 need not to apply.

Penn State: The Penn State University Applied Health and Performance Science department is accepting applications for a volunteer/unpaid Applied Performance Science intern position for the Spring 2020 semester. The individual in this position will gain practical sports science-related experience at a premier Division 1, Big Ten Conference institution. There will be opportunities to provide varying levels of support to several of Penn State’s 31 varsity sports. The successful applicant will report to the Assistant Athletic Director for Applied Health and Performance Science, Josh Nelson. RESPONSIBILITIES & DUTIES: - Support assigned sport teams in the daily management of performance technologies, data collection, data analysis and applied research. - Assist in the education of student-athletes regarding recovery strategies, performance optimization, and overall wellness. -Develop and complete assigned projects that will contribute to the growth and innovation of the Applied Health and Performance Science department and Penn State Athletics as a whole. -Communicate and collaborate with staff members from other Sports Performance departments (Performance Enhancement, Sports Medicine, Performance Nutrition, and Performance Psychology). PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS & SKILLS: Currently pursuing a Bachelor’s or Master’s degree in a related field. CPR/First Aid Certified. -Background or interest in any of the following fields: Sports Science, Strength and Conditioning, Athletic Training, Physical Therapy, Sports Nutrition, Data Science, Sports Analytics, Sport Coaching. Experience with various software applications (Microsoft Office, R, Python, Catapult OpenField, etc.). A strong work ethic, effective communication skills, ability to function as a member of a team, problem-solving skills, attention to detail, adaptability, and proactivity. If interested in this opportunity, please email a cover letter, resume, and list of references (all in one document) to Jon Fleury at