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Strength Scoop - Saturday June 22, 2019

Saturday June 22, 2019


Illinois: The University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign Olympic Strength and Conditioning Department (non-Football & non-basketball) is currently accepting applications for our Fall 2019 volunteer internship. This is a voluntary position and will receive no monetary compensation. Accepted applicants will have the opportunity to gain experience coaching Division I (Big Ten) student-athletes, as well as, participate in a practical and classroom-based education program. Interns will be eligible to apply internship hours towards undergraduate/graduate internship requirements. Upon successful completion of one semester, interns will have the opportunity to receive a recommendation for future positions. Minimum qualifications include: current CPR, AED, and First Aid certifications; currently pursuing (or holding) a degree in an exercise science related field; a great work ethic and strong desire to become an industry professional. Preferred qualifications include: currently pursing (or holding) a certification from a recognized governing body (NSCA, CSCCa, USAW, ACSM, etc); previous internship/coaching experience; experience as a collegiate athlete; Microsoft Office proficiency; and the ability to commit to at least 20 hours per week. Responsibilities include: assisting with team training sessions; daily, weekly, and semester-long professional development assignments; remaining updated on current developments in strength training and conditioning; and facility maintenance. Interested candidates, send an email with the subject header, “Illinois Olympic S&C Internship – Last Name, First Name.” Please email a cover letter (one page maximum), resume (one page maximum), and three professional references as one PDF file to Emily Schilling, Assistant Strength and Conditioning Coach, at The deadline for applications is July 12, 2019.

Lamar (FCS - TX): Lamar is looking for a strength GA for the fall of 2019. Responsibilities will include assisting the Strength & Conditioning Coordinator with the administration and supervision of the strength and conditioning programs for all sports and directly overseeing the design and implementation of assigned sports. Maintain a safe and effective weight room with a focus on the health and welfare of the student-athlete. Other duties assigned by the Strength & Conditioning Coordinator including supervision, organization and administration of athlete testing, computer data entry and assisting in the day-to-day operation of the J.B. Higgins Weight Room. This position requires early mornings, evenings, weekends, some holidays, and other duties as assigned. This is a Part-time, 11 month position. Includes a stipend. Strict adherence to established NCAA, Southland Conference, Lamar University and Texas State University System rules and regulations. A violation of these rules and regulations can lead to disciplinary action including termination. Reports Directly to the Strength & Conditioning Coordinator. Minimum Qualifications: Bachelor's degree in exercise science or related field. Certification through the Collegiate Strength and Conditioning Coaches Association (CSCCa-SCCC) or National Strength and Conditioning Association (NSCA-CSCS) required. Current first aid, CPR and AED certification. Experience with the Olympic lifts. Knowledge of strength training, speed, agility, flexibility, nutrition and cardiovascular conditioning required. Experience in a Division I strength and conditioning program. Experience with Microsoft Office (Word, Excel and PowerPoint). Strong communication skills. Ability to motivate a variety of student-athletes on a daily basis. Initiative and leadership qualities on a daily basis. Knowledge/commitment to the rules and regulations of the NCAA, Southland Conference, Texas State University System and Lamar University required. Preferred Qualifications: Playing and/or coaching experience at the Division 1 Level. How to Apply: Please send Cover Letter, Resume and 3 References to Strength & Conditioning Coordinator Dan Darcy at with ‘GA Application’ in the e-mail subject line. Deadline to apply is July 5, 2019.

North Dakota State (FCS):  The North Dakota State University Strength & Conditioning Department is actively seeking interested students to fulfill UNPAID internship positions with our Olympic sports program for Fall 2019. Candidates for the position should be a graduate or undergraduate student in exercise science or a related field and have a strong desire to pursue a career in strength and conditioning. 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 achieve a graduate assistant position 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. Requirements: Graduate or undergraduate students working towards a degree in exercise science or a related field. Must have a strong desire to pursue a career in strength and conditioning. Previous weight room or athletic experience preferred. Compensation: Academic credit only, this is an unpaid internship. Application: E-mail resume, cover letter, and names of 3 professional references to: Adam Mead, Assistant Strength & Conditioning Coach – Olympic Sports

SIU Edwardsville (D-I):  Southern Illinois University Edwardsville (SIUE): SIUE
Athletic Performance (located outside St. Louis) is seeking highly motivated, hardworking candidates for an Athletic Performance internship opportunity for the Fall 2019 semester, start date is August 26th This is an unpaid position; however, you will receive Division 1 experience with highly competitive programs that compete in the MAC and Ohio Valley Conference. For more details click the link. Preferred qualifications of interested candidates are: working towards attaining a bachelor’s degree and as well as one of the following certifications: CSCS, SCCC or USAW and First Aid/CPR certified. If you are interested, send a cover letter, resume and three professional references to: Zach Rockford at