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Strength Scoop - Thursday March 1, 2018

Thursday March 1, 2018


Video: Every type of coach in a high school weight room.

Penn State: Penn State is seeking highly motivated candidates to fill the SUMMER 2018 VOLUNTARY-UNPAID internship working primarily with football. This position will start the 14of May and can run anywhere from August to December 2018, depending on performance. Individuals chosen will gain knowledge and experience in a Division I program, as well as future recommendation for employment. Responsibilities: Will include but are not limited to daily operation/maintenance of the weight room, daily operations of fueling station, record keeping, and assisting with any sport science initiatives. Qualifications: Candidates must have a strong work ethic and have experience working in a sports performance environment. Candidates will be certified or actively pursuing certification from CSCCA and/or NSCA. CSCCA mentorship program will be available for candidates seeking to obtain the SCCC certification. Interns must be able to work a variety of times including days, nights, and weekends if necessary. All interested candidates are encouraged to submit a resume, cover letter, and at least three professional references to the email address below by March 31. All applications must email in PDF format to: Alvin Futrell (Assistant Performance Enhancement Coach) at

Miami of Ohio: The Miami University Strength & Conditioning Department is currently accepting applications for volunteer interns for all 17 varsity sports, including Football, during the Summer of 2018. Qualifications: Ideal candidates will possess a strong work ethic, willingness to learn, and a strong desire to become a Strength & Conditioning Professional. Weekends may be required. May be used for class credit through any institution, but not required. Compensation: This is an unpaid voluntary position. Candidates will gain experience training Division-1 athletes, exposure to sports nutrition, program design, professionalism, and have the potential to earn recommendation towards future employment in the field. Successful completion of the internship may lead to an extension with the program into future semesters. To apply, please email cover letter, resume, and at least three (3) professional references to Nate Rock at Incomplete applications will be omitted. Please no phone calls.

Louisville: The University of Louisville Football Strength and Conditioning Volunteer Internship program is currently accepting applications for the 2018 summer semester. The internship will run from May 7– July 31, and you will report May 6. These internships are unpaid and non-coaching positions. Prerequisites: The candidate must be pursing or have completed a Bachelor’s degree in Exercise Science or related field and be CPR and First Aid certified. Candidates must be considering, pursing or possess a certification through the CSCCa and/or NSCA. Those accepted will assist in the day to day operations of the facility, including: cleaning and maintenance duties, set-up and break-down of equipment for all workouts, data collection, organizing nutrition/fueling station and assist with GPS catapult systems. The internship program consists of mock interviews, presentations to the staff, weekly topics and bi-weekly evaluations. Candidates must possess a strong work ethic, respectable character, 100% commitment to the program and a desire to pursue a career in the strength and conditioning field. Please send a cover letter, resume, three references and contact information to Scott Wilks at , CC: EJ Hibbler Please note: all unpaid interns may not work more than 20 hours per week and if this position is not a financially feasible option for you, please do not apply.

UNLV: The UNLV Football Strength and Conditioning Program is seeking elite candidates for the Summer 2018 VOLUNTEER internship program (Start Date May 24). Qualified candidates will work directly with Football, and will have the opportunity to assist in all training sessions (in compliance with NCAA rules) with the implementation of individualized, comprehensive, sport-specific injury prevention and performance enhancement programs. This is an UNPAID opportunity that provides experience working in a Division I FBS environment within the Mountain West Conference. If this is not an economically feasible option, please do not apply. Required qualifications: current CPR / AED; completion of an undergraduate degree in Exercise Science or a related field. Applicants should be working toward or have completed certification(s) from CSCCa and/or NSCA, previous coaching experience(s), experience in collegiate sports, and proficiency with Microsoft Office. Seeking those who will embody the UNLV culture, are focused, and have the desire to pursue a career as Collegiate Strength and Conditioning Coach. To apply, send an email with the subject header, “UNLV Internship- Last Name, First Name.” Please email letter of application, resume, and list of three professional references together as one PDF file to David Kitchen, Assistant Director of Football Strength and Conditioning at

Buffalo: The University at Buffalo (MAC) Football Strength and Conditioning Department is looking for four (4) Summer 2018 volunteer interns. All positions will be UNPAID. The successful candidates will assist with all daily duties as it pertains to Buffalo Football Strength and Conditioning including but not limited to: assisting with coaching, data tracking, data entry, fueling station management, and any other duties as assigned by the Director of Strength and Conditioning, Lewis Caralla. This position offers the opportunity to learn under an approved CSCCA mentor. The expected start date (in Buffalo, NY) will tentatively be the last week of May, 2018. Interested applicants should e-mail a cover letter, resume, and three professional references in a SINGLE PDF file to Assistant Strength and Conditioning Coach Conor McNally at

South Carolina: The University of South Carolina is currently accepting applications for intern strength & conditioning coaches for Summer 2018. Accepted interns will work primarily with the football team. Highly motivated and disciplined individuals are encouraged to apply. The individual will be expected to contribute at a high level from the first day and responsibilities will be dictated by performance and attitude. Preferred qualifications include: Bachelor’s degree in exercise science or related field, SCCC, CSCS, or USAW certifications; CPR/AED certification and previous coaching experience at the college level. There is no monetary compensation so if this position is not an economically feasible option for you, please do not apply. To apply, send a resume, a list of 3 professional references, and a letter of interest to Assistant Strength and Conditioning Coach Josh Lawson at

Bemidji State (D-II - MN): The Strength and Conditioning department at Bemidji State University in Bemidji, MN is now accepting applications for (2) unpaid intern positions for the 2018 summer. Bemidji State University is a bi-divisional institution having both DI and DII sports. BSU has DI Men’s and Women’s Hockey in the WCHA and DII Football, Women’s Soccer, Volleyball, Cross Country, Men’s and Women’s basketball, Baseball, Softball, Women’s Track and Field, Men’s and Women’s Golf, Baseball, and Softball in the NSIC North Division. This opportunity is 4-months in duration, beginning in May and concluding in August. Desired qualifications include Bachelor’s degree in exercise science, kinesiology, exercise physiology, or related field (completed or in progress), CSCS, SCCC, or USAW certification (completed or in progress), and current AED/CPR certification. Additional qualifications include having a strong interest in pursuing a career in strength and conditioning, as you will be gaining hands-on experience working in a collegiate weight room with a majority of the aforementioned teams, and a variety of training experience at different levels. Applicants must be willing to work a minimum of 20 hours per week and be willing to assist in all aspects of strength and conditioning. A strong work ethic will be of major benefit for this position. Candidates must have strong communication skills as they will be working with a variety of athletes, coaches, and athletic trainers as this position will have exposure to both DI and DII teams. The ability to effectively teach/demonstrate and execute proper lifting technique along with effective time management are key skills necessary to be successful in this position. Daily responsibilities include setting up and changing over workouts, assisting with and supervision of team workouts, assist with the maintenance, cleaning, and repair of equipment, and programming, testing, and evaluation when necessary.Applicants must be familiar with and adhere to all rules and regulations of the NCAA and NSIC conference. Review of applications will begin immediately and taken until the (2) positions are filled. Start date is flexible, but will be in May. Interested applicants must email a cover letter, a resume, and a minimum of three references with contact information to Mike Lewis at