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Strength Scoop - Thursday November 14, 2019

Wednesday November 13, 2019


San Jose State: San Jose State University is seeking highly motivated and qualified candidates for the position of VOLUNTEER/INTERN in the Athletic Performance Department for Spring term 2020. The capable candidates will have the opportunity to advance their competence while gaining valuable knowledge and experience in the field of Athletic Performance at a Division 1A institution. Responsibilities for the position include: assisting Athletic Performance staff with all daily maintenance and operational duties, involvement in volunteer/intern professional development program, assisting with assigned team training sessions, as well as other duties assigned by the Head Athletic Performance Coach. Required Qualifications: Applicants should have completed a Bachelor's or Master's degree in Exercise Science or a related field and working towards SCCC or CSCS. Must have a strong desire to be involved in Athletic Performance at the collegiate level; proficient in Microsoft Excel; excellent communication skills, both oral and written; excellent organizational skills and attention to detail; must be diligent and willing to learn; adhere to all University, Mountain West Conference, and NCAA regulations. This position requires a minimum of 30 hours per week. Application Process: For full consideration email resume, cover letter, and list of professional references (3) in ONE DOCUMENT to Assistant Athletic Performance Coach Joe Sarcos at Subject line should read: “San Jose State Internship: Last Name, First Name.” Applications will be accepted until all intern positions are filled.

North Carolina Central: The Sports Performance Department at North Carolina Central University is accepting applications for internship positions for the Spring 2020 semester. This is an UNPAID internship; this volunteer position offers Division I experience and the opportunity for future recommendations or opportunities in the field of strength and conditioning. Candidates will COACH, and will have a chance to serve as top assistants for select varsity sports. Qualifications: Candidates must have a strong desire to become a strength and conditioning professional. Must be working towards a degree in the field of exercise science or similar. Preferred Qualifications: Bachelor’s degree in exercise science or related field and pursuing SCCC, CSCS or relevant certification from one of the following: NSCA, CSCS; CSCCA, SCCC; USAW and CPR –First Aid certification. Candidates additionally have the option of completing the internship practicum for the CSCCa Examination. Please submit a letter of applications, resume, and a list of references to Thomas Carroll, Head Strength and Conditioning Coach via E-mail at

Texas Southern: The Texas Southern University Strength and Conditioning Department is accepting applications for Volunteer Intern Strength and Conditioning Coaches for the Spring semester of 2020. Projected dates of the Internship are January 13 th through May 15 th 2020 with the possibility of an earning an extension. This is a voluntary position and will receive no monetary compensation. Priority consideration will be given to Candidates who possess or are working towards Certification through the NSCA or CSCCa and are CPR / First Aid / AED Certified. Desired attributes include outstanding organizational and computer skills, great work ethic and professionalism. Previous coaching and / or playing experience is a plus. Verbal communication skills with diverse populations is a must. Responsibilities include but are not limited to: Set up and breakdown of training sessions for all sports, general maintenance and upkeep of Athletic Facilities, communication with Sport Coaches, Athletic Training staff and Administration, assist with Olympic Sports with the possibility of working with Football. Must be able to physically demonstrate strength and Olympic lifts as well as speed progressions and change of direction movements. Added responsibilities as earned, such as, input into program design and leading groups / teams. Our goal is to develop COACHES. Selected candidates will receive valuable experience in the day to day operations of a Collegiate Strength and Conditioning Department, program design and implementation, nutrition, speed, agility and explosive training. Please send Cover Letter, Resume and Three (3) Professional References to Head Strength and Conditioning Coach Chris Seroka at

Findlay: The University of Findlay is currently accepting applications for 2 volunteer UNPAID interns for the Strength & Conditioning Department for the Spring 2020 semester. This internship will run from January through May with an opportunity to continue through the summer. Responsibilities include assisting with the supervision of the Strength & Conditioning program for numerous university athletic teams, set up and break down for every day training, and maintenance/cleaning of the facility. Qualifications include a strong work ethic, completion or current pursuit of an undergraduate degree in exercise science or a related course of study, and a desire to better oneself as a strength and conditioning coach in a collegiate setting. Preferred Qualifications include previous coaching experience in a collegiate setting. Applications will be accepted until the positions are filled. All interested candidates please email a cover letter, resume, and minimum of 2 references to Assistant Strength & Conditioning Coach Mitchell Faine at

Liberty: The Liberty University Football Strength and Conditioning Department is now accepting applications for the positions of VOLUNTEER INTERN for Spring of 2020. DAILY RESPONSIBILITIES will include but are not limited to assisting in the implementation of the Strength and Conditioning programs; set up and break down for daily activities, routine maintenance and cleaning of the training facilities, and participation in the internship curriculum. NO MONETARY COMPENSATION, HOUSING, OR TRANSPORTATION will be provided, however, Interns will receive experience working in a Division 1 training environment and have the opportunity to earn recommendations for future career opportunities and/or receive college credit if applicable. The Intern’s level of ambition will determine the level of the learning experience. QUALIFICATIONS: Candidates must have a strong work ethic and have a desire to become a strength and conditioning professional. Interns are expected to be punctual, enthusiastic, reliable, productive and consistent along with having the financial capability to hold the position for the duration of the internship. Ideal candidates should possess a bachelor’s degree or be in the last semester of coursework earning and undergraduate degree in exercise science or related field of study. Certification from one or more of the following (NSCA, CSCS; CSCCa, SCCC; USAW) is preferred but not required. Interested candidates should send a cover letter and resume to Austin Ardrey, Assistant Strength and Conditioning Coach, at