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Strength Scoop - Thursday April 1, 2021

Thursday April 1, 2021


Michigan: The University of Michigan Football Strength and Conditioning Program is currently seeking applicants for (1) PAID internship position for SUMMER 2021. The internship begins May 24 th and will go through July 31 st , with the possibility of staying on for the 2021 season. Individuals will gain knowledge and experience in regards to working within a Division I strength and conditioning setting as well as earned recommendation for future career opportunities. Position responsibilities will consist of, but are not limited to, the following: setting up and breaking down of training sessions, assisting with routine maintenance of training facilities, organizing the nutrition/fueling station, data collection, assisting with GPS Catapult systems, as well as other assigned duties. MINIMUM qualifications: possess a strong work ethic, attention to detail, willingness to learn, and an unwavering desire to become a strength and conditioning professional; must hold current CPR, AED, and FIRST AID certifications. PREFERRED qualifications: Must have completed or are currently working toward completion of a Bachelor’s degree in Exercise Science /or a related course of study; possess or be working towards certification through the CSCCa, NSCA, and/or USAW; one year of previous experience in a strength and conditioning program or have previous collegiate athletics experience. Interested candidates must submit a cover letter (one- page maximum), resume (one-page maximum), and three professional references. The cover letter, resume, and references must be submitted in ONE PDF file (in that order). To apply, send one email to Sean Lockwood, Assistant Strength and Conditioning Coach for Football, at Subject line should read “University of Michigan Football (S&C) Internship, summer 2021; Last Name, First Name”. Apply immediately.

Mississippi State: Mississippi State University is searching for a qualified individual to fill a Strength and Conditioning Paid Intern position. This is an 11-month paid internship starting July 1, 2021 and running through May 31, 2022. Primary duties of the paid internship include (but are not limited to): Assisting with coaching Olympic Sport teams in their respective strength and conditioning sessions. Helping conduct any testing performed with the student athletes. General maintenance of the Olympic Sports Weightroom. Take part in a hands-on intern curriculum to help prepare them for future positions in the field of strength and conditioning. Qualifications: Required: Bachelor’s degree First Aid/CPR certification. Either SCCC or CSCS certification(s) Preferred: Master’s Degree Prior experience in collegiate strength and conditioning (Esp. Track & Field) Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities: Excellent communication and interpersonal skills. Professionalism in dealing with coaches and student-athletes. Working knowledge of computers and technology is required. Excellent written and oral communication skills. Ability to critically assess, utilize, and troubleshoot various forms of weight room technology. Working Conditions and Physical Effort Regularly involves lifting, bending or other physical exertion. Often exposed to one or more elements such as heat, cold, noise, dirt, chemicals, etc. Job frequently requires walking, standing, lifting, sitting, reaching, talking, hearing, and handling objects with hands. Requires handling of heavy weight objects up to 100 lbs. on a regular basis and on occasion up to 150+ lbs. Compensation: Pay for the paid internship position is a rate of $15/hr split evenly over 720 hours during the 11 month position. Equal Employment Opportunity Statement: MSU is an equal opportunity employer, and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, ethnicity, sex (including pregnancy and gender identity), national origin, disability status, age, sexual orientation, genetic information, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law. We always welcome nominations and applications from women, members of any minority group, and others who share our passion for building a diverse community that reflects the diversity in our student population. To Apply: To apply, please submit a cover letter, resume, and list of professional references to Stephanie Mock ( and Trey North ( Please specify in your email subject line that you are applying for the “Paid Internship- Strength and Conditioning Focus”.

Arkansas Tech: The Arkansas Tech Sports Performance Staff is currently accepting applications for TWO graduate assistant positions that would begin in August 2021. The graduate assistant coaches will assist with football as well as be responsible for 2-3 teams of their own. Requirements for this position: Must have a Bachelor’s degree Must be CPR/AED certified. Must have or be working towards a CSCS/SCCC certification. These positions fully cover tuition and comes with a stipend. You will also have the ability to obtain mentorship hours toward CSCCA requirements. Please send a cover letter, resume, and 3 references in ONE PDF to Mike Golden at

Southern Illinois-Carbondale: Southern Illinois University-Carbondale is seeking applicants for a Graduate Assistant position with an expected start date of August 1. Duties include assisting the Head Strength & Conditioning Coach in all aspects of the SIUC strength and conditioning program including but not limited to team warm-ups, strength and speed training, conditioning, flexibility, athlete assessments, support goals and objectives of SIUC athletic program, comply with University, Conference, NCAA Division 1 rules and regulations, work cooperatively with departmental personnel, support the student-athlete concept, and demonstrate concern for health, safety, and welfare of each student athlete. Minimum requirements include Bachelor’s degree in Exercise Science related field and a strong desire to pursue an Athletic Performance career. Preferred experience as a collegiate athlete, or no less than one academic year of undergraduate/postgraduate internship experience coaching weightlifting at the collegiate level. Must have completed CSCS through the NSCA. Candidate must meet admission requirements of chosen degree. Evidence of strong organizational skills. Ability to interact with student-athletes, colleagues, and public. Apply by sending resume and cover letter to: Zach Zimmerman at

UTSA: The University of Texas at San Antonio (UTSA) Strength and Conditioning program is looking for 2-3 more 2021 summer intern candidates. This is a VOLUNTEER, UNPAID position that will be responsible for assisting the UTSA Strength and Conditioning department with our 17 Division I programs. Assigned sports will be delegated by our full-time staff. Our intern development program will give you a hands-on experience training Division I college athletes and the tools for future professional opportunities. Required qualifications include: Completion or current pursuit of an undergraduate degree in exercise science or a related course of study; Strong desire to become a strength and conditioning professional, possess a strong work ethic and willingness to learn. Other preferred qualifications include: Strength and conditioning, certification from an accredited, organization, previous coaching experience; Personal involvement in a collegiate competitive sport, Proficiency in teaching and performing Olympic movements. There is NO MONETARY COMPENSATION so if this position is not an economically feasible option for you, please do not apply. The tentative start date is May 26th. Please send cover letter, resume, and 3 professional references to Coach Wood at

Wyoming: The Wyoming Football Sports Performance Department is accepting applications for 3-4 VOLUNTEER intern positions for the SUMMER 2021 semester (Need to be in town May 10th). These are UNPAID positions. The ideal candidate should be seeking a career as a strength and conditioning coach. Candidates will be exposed to all facets of an NCAA Division 1 FBS football strength and conditioning program. Responsibilities include, but are not limited to: hands on experience assisting with the daily operations of the weight room, assisting with GPS monitoring and velocity based training technologies, helping to create a positive training environment, completing the educational curriculum, and facility/equipment maintenance. REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS: a desire to become a strength and conditioning professional, strong work ethic, great sense of urgency, high level of attention to detail, a desire to learn, and the ability to build relationships with our staff and student-athletes. Candidates should be actively pursuing certification from the NSCA and/or CSCCa. Interns will receive instruction in – and be required to comply with – NCAA regulations and policies. Interested candidates should submit a cover letter, resume, and three references as one (1) PDF document to Carl Miller at