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Strength Scoop - Thursday November 7, 2019

Thursday November 7, 2019


Georgia Southern: Georgia Southern University Football Strength and Conditioning Department is looking to fill two to three (2-3) volunteer internship positions for the spring of 2020 (January-May). All positions are unpaid. To be in consideration for the position, the potential candidates must have their CPR/AED certification. The successful candidates will assist with all daily duties as it pertains to Georgia Southern Strength and Conditioning including but not limited to: data tracking, supplementation, field set up/breakdown and any other duties as assigned by the Director of Strength and Conditioning. There will also be a weekly internship development course curriculum. The curriculum is centered on preparing the successful candidates to excel in their next step in the field. Interested applicants should e-mail a cover letter, resume, and three professional references to Assistant Strength Coach Jeremiah Ortiz at

Ole Miss: The University of Mississippi is accepting applications for a Winter/Spring 2020 semester internship position that would work with the Football Strength and Conditioning Department. This is an unpaid position that is responsible for assisting the Ole Miss Strength and Conditioning Staff with set up and breakdown of drills and equipment during the off-season program and other departmental functions. Required qualifications include completion of an undergraduate degree in exercise science or a related course of study, a desire to become a strength and conditioning professional, and possess a strong work ethic. Other preferred qualifications include certification from a nationally credited association (NSCA-CSCS, SCCC), previous coaching in a collegiate setting, First Aid CPR/AED Certified, personal involvement in a collegiate competitive sport, and 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. Applicants will also be asked to participate in a background check. Official start date would be Mid-January 2020 and end Early May 2020. Please send cover letter, resume, and at least 3 references to Coach Lanier Coleman at

Western Illinois: Western Illinois University, a member of The Summit League Conference, Missouri Valley Football Conference and sponsor of 19 Division I sports, is seeking applicants for a graduate assistant position starting in January 2020. The position of Graduate Assistant for Strength and Conditioning is responsible for directly assisting the Director of Strength and Conditioning in all aspects of developing and implementing strength and conditioning programs for all 19 Division I sport programs. These responsibilities include, but are not limited to; implement strength and conditioning programs for assigned sport teams, coordinate times for assigned teams around class and team schedules in conjunction with weight room and strength staff, assist with and conduct periodic performance and strength testing, stay abreast of current trends in the field, and other duties as assigned. This position requires a CPR certification and a CSCCa (CSSS) or CSCS coaching credential. Graduate assistant positions include a monthly stipend plus tuition (employment is contingent upon proof of admission to the Graduate School). To apply email your cover letter, resume and three professional references to David Consiglio, at All application materials must be submitted to be considered for the position. Position requires the ability to work flexible hours, including nights and weekends. For more information on Western Illinois University graduate degree programs and the admission process visit this link.

Hardin Simmons: The Hardin-Simmons University Strength and Conditioning staff is now accepting applications for 2 highly motivated, VOLUNTEER INTERNS for the Spring 2020 semester. The primary function of this position will be to assist the Head Strength and Conditioning Coach and the rest of the strength staff with the management of total athletic preparation of student-athletes to include, but not limited to: development of training programs, application of appropriate motivational techniques, instruction of student-athletes in the proper execution of weight training exercises, plyometrics, agility drills, flexibility training, speed development techniques, conditioning modalities, and communicating with appropriate coaching personnel regarding the needs and demands of the student-athletes.. The successful candidate will gain valuable experience with specific sport teams and amateur student-athletes at a Division 3 University. Minimum qualifications include: Eligible candidates will need to be in good academic standing and finishing their undergraduate studies or have graduated with their Bachelor’s degree, current certification in CPR/First Aid/AED, and financially capable of holding the position for the Spring Semester (January to May 2020) since NO MONETARY COMPENSATION WILL BE PROVIDED. Successful applicants will have the opportunity to earn hours towards their SCCC certification through the CSCCa. Successful applicants must have a strong desire to become strength and conditioning professionals and a tireless work ethic in order to accommodate the demands of the position. Preferred qualifications include: a Bachelor’s or Master’s degree in related field (Exercise Science, Kinesiology, Sports Performance, etc.), USAW, CSCS or SCCC certifications, previous experience working in a collegiate or professional athletic setting, and previous playing experience in a collegiate or professional level. Interested applicants should send a resume and a list of 3 professional references with phone and e-mail contact information to Kade Cole, Head Strength and Conditioning Coach, via e-mail at

Wayne State College (D-II - NE):The Wayne State College Strength and Conditioning Department is seeking a qualified applicant for one Strength and Conditioning Graduate Assistant position. Responsibilities include, but are not limited to: design and implementation of sport specific strength and conditioning programs for assigned teams; ability to demonstration and instruct lifting techniques; supervise team and individual workouts; assist with the maintenance and upkeep of the facility. Qualifications: Must hold a national certification (CSCS or SCCC preferred), must be admitted to graduate school, must have or be able to obtain CPR, AED and First Aid certifications; previous strength and conditioning experience in a collegiate setting (preferred); experience in designing and implementing workout programs, a burning desire to be successful as a strength and conditioning professional.. Compensation: This 10 month position will start in January 2020 and will have a $4,000 per semester stipend ($4,000 in spring and $4,000 in fall), full tuition will be covered for up to 9 credit hours per semester. The GA position is a renewable position. This position will be the lead assistant for the department, in addition to leading 2-4 teams, they will get experience assisting with football as well as assisting with administrative tasks. This is position that requires a large amount of on the floor coaching. Please send Resume, Cover Letter, and 3 Professional References in (1) single document to Head Strength and Conditioning Coach Grant Darnell in your cover letter please address why you want the position and why you will be successful in the position.

Newberry: Newberry College Strength and Conditioning Department is seeking applicants for ONE position starting this January. Part Time Assistant Strength and Conditioning Coach: A 8 Month Strength and Conditioning Assistant Intern position. Compensation includes, a monthly stipend, Housing (If Available), and a Meal plan. Primary responsibilities include: Designing and implementing strength and conditioning programs for assigned teams. Communicating with sports medicine staff/ coaches on a daily basis. Upkeep of the daily maintenance of the weight room. Educational assignments as assigned to develop as a strength and conditioning professional. Job Requirements: Passion for Strength and Conditioning, punctual, ability to multi-task, willingness to learn, highly energetic, basic knowledge of programing for multiple sports. A Bachelor’s degree or Master’s degree in an associated field of Study. NSCA or CSCCA Certification Current First Aid/CPR/AED certification is required. A Valid driver’s license and access to a personal mode of transportation. To Apply: Please send a video of yourself coaching any main lift of your choice along with a cover letter, resume, and 3 references to (Please include “Strength and Conditioning Part Time Intern Assistant” in the Subject Line) at

USC: The University of Southern California – Strength and Conditioning Department, is currently seeking FULL TIME, UNPAID/VOLUNTEER, Strength & Conditioning Olympic Interns for the Spring of 2020. The internship will begin on January 8th 2020 and conclude on May 8th 2020. Interns and/or Volunteer Assistants will receive experience working at the Division 1/Pacific 12 Conference level (and college credit if applicable). Responsibilities include: assisting the USC Strength Staff in all aspects of Athletic Performance, daily administrative tasks and completion of an educational curriculum. MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS: A degree in progress in an Exercise Science related field with a desire to pursue a career as a colligate Strength and Conditioning Professional. PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS: CSCS, CSCCA or USAW Credential, Bachelor’s Degree in an exercise science related field and experience working in a Sports Performance environment. Interested and qualified candidates, please forward a current cover letter, resume, and no more than three professional references to Tim Ojeda. Pleasecombine all three documents onto one file and include “USC Spring Internship 2020” as the subject. Email the document to:

Charleston Southern: Charleston Southern University Athletic Performance Department is currently accepting applications for volunteer internship positions. These are positions for the Winter 2020 training session, with the opportunity to stay longer. This position is UNPAID but does offer the opportunity for advancement in the field of athletic performance, as well as the fulfillment of internship credit hours towards a degree program. You will gain valuable, hands on experience working with several teams at the Division I level. Responsibilities include but are not limited to; assisting with the supervision of training programs; assist with daily operations and facility/equipment maintenance. Completion of various educational assignments during the internship, assist in the set-up and break-down of equipment. Preferred Qualifications: a bachelor’s degree in exercise science or related field; SCCC, CSCS, or USAW certification; CPR/AED-First Aid certification, a strong work-ethic, ENTHUSIASM and a desire to develop the characteristics necessary to become a successful performance coach. To apply, candidates must email a cover letter, resume and 3 professional references to the Assistant Performance Coach Havel . Please write “CSU Athletic Performance Volunteer” in the subject line.

Eastern Illinois: The Eastern Illinois Football Strength & Conditioning program is searching for 2-3 individuals to fulfill VOLUNTEER internship roles for the 2020 Winter/Spring Semester. Start Date is January 12th. Candidates must possess a strong desire to pursue a career as a strength & conditioning professional, and must demonstrate high quality of character, integrity, passion, intrinsic motivation, & positive attitude. These are UNPAID positions that will work directly with the football program, and they will have responsibilities that include, but are not limited to: assisting with the daily implementation of the strength & conditioning and nutrition protocols, setting up/breaking down equipment, data collection/organization, and facility maintenance/operations. It is preferred that candidates have or are working towards obtaining the CSCS certification, First Aid/CPR/AED, and possess or have senior status towards a bachelor's degree in exercise science, kinesiology or other related fields. The program will provide candidates an educational/ professional development curriculum to help prepare for advancement as a strength & conditioning professional, preparation for certification, and opportunity to receive recommendation for future employment. If interested, please send a cover letter, resume, and references to Director of Football Performance Joe Orozco's email at

FAU: Florida Atlantic’s Olympic Sports Strength & Conditioning Department is seeking a Strength and Conditioning Fellow. Florida Atlantic University is a public university in Boca Raton, FL home to 18 NCAA Division I Athletics Programs in Conference USA & CCSA Conferences. This is a 12-month appointment with an intended start date of January 2020. The position is subject to a university background check. Summary of Responsibilities Include: Assisting in all aspects of the FAU Olympic Sports Strength & Conditioning program, design and implementation of sport specific training programs for 3-4 Olympic Sports teams with the opportunity to assist with other Olympic Sports, but candidates past working experiences & strengths will be taken into account in assignment of specific teams. Help mentor current/future Interns, & Volunteer Strength & Conditioning coaches. Ability to effectively teach and execute proper technique of lifts and drills; supervision of team workouts; assist with the maintenance and upkeep of the Strength & Conditioning Facility & compliance with all appropriate university, Conference USA, and NCAA Rules/Regulations. Minimum Qualifications: Bachelor’s Degree from an accredited institution in an appropriate area of specialization with at least two years of experience in Athletic Performance (Strength & Conditioning) at the NCAA, professional or Olympic level required. Master’s degree is preferred. CSCCa (SCCC), NSCA (CSCS), USAW, PES or FMS, as well as CPR / AED certification required. Proficiency with Microsoft Office programs & Athletic Performance (Strength & Conditioning) related technology is highly encouraged. Salary: $14.63 per hour ($29,000/yr) with the opportunity to receive benefits. Apply via this link.

Robert Morris (FCS - PA): Robert Morris University is currently seeking THREE qualified volunteer internship candidates for the 2020 Spring Semester. The strength and conditioning program will run from January 6 th (date flexible) to May 1 st . This is an unpaid position however, it is acceptable to have a part-time job to assist with personal finances. Chosen candidates can also have the opportunity to complete internship hours required for the CSCCa – SCCC exam under the mentorship of the Head Strength Coach. The daily responsibilities will include but are not limited to: Assisting with the supervision and execution of the strength and conditioning program for Football program and 14 DI athletic teams, attending to the daily maintenance of the training facilities, Data input and upkeep, Professional development throughout the semester, any other tasks assigned by the Head Strength and Conditioning Coach. Interns will gain hands on coaching experience in a collegiate setting, education in program design and application, have the potential to earn future recommendations for career opportunities and receive college credit if applicable. The internship program’s goal is to advance the intern’s future in the strength and conditioning profession. Minimum Qualifications: Strong work ethic, punctuality, enthusiasm and effective communication skills, Desire to become a strength and conditioning coach, First Aid, CPR & AED certified. Preferred Qualifications: Pursuing or have attained a bachelor’s or master’s degree in exercise science, kinesiology, exercise physiology or related field, Pursuing or have attained relevant certifications: SCCC, CSCS, USAW, FMS, etc., Previous coaching experience in a collegiate, professional, high school or private sector setting, Competitive collegiate athletic involvement. It is strongly advised that all potential candidates make sure that this internship is economically feasible before applying. Individuals chosen for the position are subject to University background checks. To apply all candidates should send an email labeled “S&C Internship” with a cover letter, resume, and three professional references in one PDF or Word document attached to Head Strength and Conditioning Coach Robert Day at by December 6th, 2019. Review of applicants will begin immediately.

Ball State: The Ball State University Football Strength and Conditioning Staff is now accepting applications for 3 Volunteer Interns for the 2020 spring semester. The internship begins January 13, 2020 and ends May 1, 2020. These are unpaid positions. Completion of this internship can fulfill potential credit hours toward a program degree, hours toward SCCC Certification with the Collegiate Strength and Conditioning Coaches Association, and offer an opportunity for advancement in the profession. Various projects and presentations will be assigned during the internship that will relate to all things necessary in becoming a strength and conditioning professional. Daily responsibilities for these positions include, but are not limited to; assistance in the supervision of the Ball State University football team, set up and breakdown for daily strength and conditioning activities, routine maintenance, cleaning, and organization of the training facility. Desired characteristics for these positions include; great work ethic, strong desire to enhance knowledge of strength and conditioning, attention to detail, punctuality, and accountability. Preferred qualifications: Pursuing Bachelor’s or Master’s Degree in exercise physiology or related field; NSCA-CSCS or USAW certifications; CPR certification. Experience in a Strength and Conditioning Program or having previous collegiate athletics experience is also preferred. Please email a resume and three references to Coach Harry Gilbert at by December 13, 2019. No phone calls are requested at this time.