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Strength Scoop - Thursday May 16, 2019

Thursday May 16, 2019


Michigan: The University of Michigan Olympic Sports Strength and Conditioning Department is currently accepting applications for Volunteer Strength and Conditioning Interns for Fall 2019. The deadline to apply is July 1, 2019. Successful candidates will have the opportunity to interact with coaches and athletes at the highest level of intercollegiate athletics. This vital experience will aid interns by preparing them to meet the demands of graduate assistantships and future professional positions in the field of Strength and Conditioning. Duties include assisting the Director, Head, Assistant and Graduate Assistant Coaches in all facets of the University of Michigan Strength and Conditioning program including but not limited to warm-ups, strength and speed/agility training, conditioning, athlete assessments and facility and equipment upkeep. Specific responsibilities will be based upon experience and education, as well as initiative and desire to learn. Continuing education, being imperative to excelling as strength and conditioning professional, will be made readily available. Staff educational sessions will take place weekly, covering a variety of sports performance topics. Interns will not only be expected to attend, but be actively involved in these sessions as well. Each successful candidate will serve as an integral member of the Strength and Conditioning Staff. The intern will report directly to the Strength and Conditioning Coaches, and will work daily under the supervision of the Director, Assistants and Graduate Assistants. The integrity of our staff as an effective working unit is built upon a solid foundation of effective communication. Successful candidates are encouraged to ask questions and get the most out of their intern experience here in Wolverine Athletics. Internship Qualifications Required: Candidates must have a strong desire to become a Strength and Conditioning professional; Must be CPR certified; Must have completed or are working toward completing a bachelors degree at an accredited college/university; Must be able to volunteer a minimum of 30 hours per week with the strength and conditioning staff; Must be an assertive and effective verbal communicator. Other crucial characteristics of the successful candidate include punctuality; the ability to work alone and as a member of a team; the ability to follow instructions with a strong attention to detail, a strong work ethic; a positive attitude; and the ability to effectively operate within a diverse work environment. Preferred: Educated in teaching and performing Olympic movements according to USA Weightlifting Guidelines; NSCA Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist; USA Weightlifting Level 1 coach. *Unfortunately, we are unable to sponsor any type of work visa for this internship opportunity. For more information please visit this link. Application To apply for an internship with the University of Michigan Olympic Sports Strength and Conditioning Staff email a cover letter, resume and references in a single PDF to Ashley Jackson, Strength & Conditioning Coach at

Temple: The Temple University Football Strength & Conditioning Department is currently accepting applications for VOLUNTEER coaches for the Fall Semester of 2019. The internship is scheduled to begin Monday, August 26 th , 2019 and will run through Friday, December 13 th , 2019. This is an unpaid position; however, this opportunity offers a valuable professional recommendation for advancement in the field of strength & conditioning. Responsibilities include, but are not limited to: assisting with the daily implementation of In-season training, set- up and breakdown of daily strength and conditioning training sessions, routine maintenance, cleaning and organization of the training facility, Catapult data collection, as well as participation in an internship curriculum. Prerequisites include CPR/AED Certification, as well as completion of, or working towards, a Bachelor’s Degree in a related field. Interested candidates should email a cover letter, resume, and three references in one PDF document to Jacob Ricketts at

Austin Peay State: The Austin Peay State University Football Sports Performance Program is currently accepting applications for UNPAID summer internships to begin Sunday, June 2nd, 2019 and go through Friday, August 2nd, 2019. Applicants should have, or be working towards, a BA/BS in Exercise Science or a related field. Completion of this internship can fulfill credit hours towards a program degree and offer increased opportunities for advancement in the field of sports performance. Preferred qualifications include certification(s) from one or more of the following organizations: The CSCCa (SCCC), NSCA (CSCS), or USAW. Preferred qualifications also include previous coaching experience and proficiency in teaching basic weight room exercises. This position is responsible for assisting the football sports performance staff with the implementation of the off-season program, set up and break down of all training sessions, maintenance and upkeep of the weight room and facility, and hands-on experience training division-I collegiate athletes. Please send your cover letter, resume, and 3 references to Corey Canezaro at

Villanova: Villanova University Football Internship Program is currently accepting applications for two VOLUNTEER Strength & Conditioning interns for Fall 2019. The internship will last from September 2nd - December 13th with an opportunity to extend if desired. Interns will gain practical experience working in a Division 1 S&C environment, specifically with the football team. Minimum requirements include CPR, AED, and First Aid certifications, a strong work ethic, a desire to become an industry professional, and effective communication and leadership skills. Preferred qualifications include certification from a recognized governing body (NSCA, ACSM, USAW, CSCCa, etc.) as well as previous intern or coaching experience. Responsibilities will include assisting with football training sessions, weekly professional development assignments, facility maintenance, and other tasks as designated by the S&C staff. There is no financial compensation for this position, HOWEVER, this position may provide the opportunity for a role as one of the five coaches on the floor. Interns may assist in coaching training sessions depending on their development and work ethic. This position requires a minimum of 20 hours per week. To apply, e-mail ONE document with a copy of your cover letter, resume, and three references to Mike Tucker at Subject line should read: “Villanova Internship: Last Name, First Name.” This should also be the title of your attached document. 

Illinois: The University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign Olympic Strength and Conditioning Department (non-Football, non-Basketball) is currently accepting applications for a part-time Certified Strength & Conditioning Coach. The position pays hourly up to 20 hours per week with no additional benefits. The candidate will have the opportunity to obtain practicum hourly requirements needed to be Strength & Conditioning Coach Certified (SCCC) from the CSCCa by an approved Master Strength Coach. Under the direction of the Strength and Conditioning Coaches, this position will assist in developing and implementing individualized annual training programs of the universities 17 NCAA Division I sports. Essential tasks include, but are not limited to: 1. Develop and implement individualized strength & conditioning programs for student-athletes in assigned sport programs 2. Independently manage, supervise and control the day-to-day operation of the weight room used by the sport programs assigned. 3. Ensure proper maintenance of equipment, including weight machines and other strength and conditioning equipment, including regular inspection, recommendation on repair/replacement as necessary 4. Engage compatibly and cooperatively with other strength & conditioning staff, team coaches, student-athletes and personnel in all other sports. 5. Perform responsibilities on evenings and weekends during scheduled team and student-athlete practice or conditioning sessions, and competitions, as assigned based on sport program. 6. Maintain knowledge of, and compliance with, specific NCAA, Big Ten Conference, and institution rules that relate to this position is required. Required qualifications include: must pass a background check; current CPR, AED, and First Aid certifications; current NSCA-CSCS or CSCCa-SCCC certification. Preferred qualification include: degree in an exercise science related field; relevant experience in the Strength and Conditioning field as a student or graduate assistant; previous collegiate strength and conditioning internship and/or coaching experience; experience in program design; experience as a collegiate athlete; Microsoft office proficiency; demonstrate exemplary ethical conduct and conformance to NCAA and Big Ten Conference rules and regulations; ability to work in a dynamic environment and be a positive member of a team; and a strong work ethic, exceptional communication skills, a passion for the profession, as well as, commitment to the student-athletes. Interested candidates, send an email with the subject header, “Illinois Certified S&C Position – Last Name, First Name.” Please email a cover letter (one page maximum), resume (two page maximum), and three professional references as one PDF file, as well as, an application video (5 minute maximum) coaching the squat, deadlift, and clean to Emily Schilling, Assistant Strength and Conditioning Coach, at The deadline for applications is May 31, 2019.

Mississippi State: Mississippi State is looking to hire a paid strength and conditioning intern. Duties include, but are not limited to: assist in all aspects of training for Olympic sports; maintain an open line of communication with the other members of the strength staff, athletic training, nutrition, sport psychology, and sport coaches; assist with the upkeep and maintenance of the weight room; participation and completion of all assignments required through the intern education curriculum, and other duties as assigned by the Director of Strength and Conditioning for Olympic Sports and/or Senior Associate AD for Sports Medicine and Performance. The above essential duties are representative of major duties of this position. Specific duties and responsibilities may vary based upon departmental needs. Other duties may be assigned to the above consistent with the knowledge, skills, and abilities required for the job. Not all of the duties may be assigned to a position. Minimum Qualifications: Bachelor’s degree required in a related field (i.e. Exercise Science/Kinesiology) First Aid/CPR/AED Certification Completion of one strength and conditioning internship, either Collegiate or Professional setting Preferred Qualifications: NSCA-CSCS or CSCCa-SCCC Certification 1 year of experience as a strength coach in a Collegiate or Professional setting Ability to use and troubleshoot various forms of weight room technology Experience with Track and Field, Softball, or Volleyball 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 foster a cooperative environment Working Conditions and Physical Effort: Examples of Working Conditions and Physical Effort. Please edit as necessary. 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 100lbs. on a regular basis and on occasion up to 150+lbs. Instructions for Applying: Please complete the online application via this link below, and attach a resume and cover letter.

Fairleigh Dickinson - Florham (D-III - NJ): Fairleigh Dickinson University- Florham Strength and Conditioning Department is seeking to fill a Graduate Assistant position effective September 2019 that will run over two academic years. Position responsibilities include, but are not limited to, design and implementation of programming for assigned teams, demonstration and instruction of lifting techniques, supervision of individual and team training sessions, and facility maintenance and upkeep. Minimum requirements are bachelor’s degree in related field, Nationally recognized certification (NSCA:CSCS or CSCCa: SCCC), CPR/AED Certified. Preferred qualifications at least one year related experience as a Strength and Conditioning coach/ intern. The successful applicant will receive tuition waiver and $5,000 yearly stipend. Interested applicants please submit cover letter, resume and 3 professional references to AJ Mott, Head Strength and Conditioning Coach at