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Strength Scoop - Thursday October 26, 2017

Thursday October 26, 2017


USC: The University of Southern California Strength & Conditioning Department is currently seeking 4 full- time, and UNPAID, Strength & Conditioning interns for Football (2) and Olympic Sports (2) for the Spring 2018 semester. The internship will start on January 8, 2018 and conclude on April 27, 2018. Our internship program offers each individual the opportunity to gain experience, acquire knowledge and earn coaching opportunities with our student-athletes. Responsibilities include, but are not limited to: * Demonstrate professional etiquette at all times * Assist Strength Coaches with set-up, and breakdown, for all sessions * Assist in coaching, as directed by the strength coach, sessions including: Speed & Agility, Plyometrics, Weight Lifting, Energy System, Recovery, etc… * Assist with maintenance of all weight room equipment on a daily basis * Demonstrate motivation and enthusiasm to tackle all educational assignments from our S&C curriculum * Demonstrate the willingness to perform any tasks as assigned by the Head Strength & Conditioning Coach Minimum Qualifications: Candidates must be enrolled in, or have graduated from an Exercise Science or related undergraduate program. All interns must hold, or be working towards, a nationally accredited Strength and Conditioning Certification (CSCS, CSCCa). Applicants must be punctual, have a strong work ethic, be passionate for the field of strength and conditioning and be highly motivated. To apply please email one of the following contacts below with a current cover letter, resume, and 3 professional references. Football Internship: Tim Ojeda at Olympic Sports Internship (excludes football): Kelly Dormandy at

Lamar: Lamar is looking to hire a graduate assistant position. Responsibilities will include assisting the Strength & Conditioning Coordinator with the administration and supervision of the strength and conditioning programs for all sports and directly overseeing the design and implementation of assigned sports. Maintain a safe and effective weight room with a focus on the health and welfare of the student-athlete. Other duties assigned by the Strength & Conditioning Coordinator including supervision, organization and administration of athlete testing, computer data entry and assisting in the day-to-day operation of the J.B. Higgins Weight Room. This position requires early mornings, evenings, weekends, some holidays, and other duties as assigned. This is a Part-time, 8 month position. Includes a tuition waiver and stipend. Strict adherence to established NCAA, Southland Conference, Lamar University and Texas State University System rules and regulations. A violation of these rules and regulations can lead to disciplinary action including termination. Reports Directly to the Strength & Conditioning Coordinator. Minimum Qualifications: Bachelor's degree in exercise science or related field. Certification through the Collegiate Strength and Conditioning Coaches Association (CSCCa-SCCC) or National Strength and Conditioning Association (NSCA-CSCS) required. Current first aid, CPR and AED certification. Experience with the Olympic lifts. Knowledge of strength training, speed, agility, flexibility, nutrition and cardiovascular conditioning required. Experience in a Division I strength and conditioning program. Experience with Microsoft Office (Word, Excel and PowerPoint). Strong communication skills. Ability to motivate a variety of student-athletes on a daily basis. Initiative and leadership qualities on a daily basis. Knowledge/commitment to the rules and regulations of the NCAA, Southland Conference, Texas State University System and Lamar University required. Preferred Qualifications: Playing and/or coaching experience at the Division 1 Level. How to Apply: Please send Cover Letter, Resume and 3 References to Strength & Conditioning Coordinator Dan Darcy at with ‘GA Application’ in the e-mail subject line. Deadline to apply is November 3, 2017.

Albany: The University at Albany Strength and Conditioning Department is now accepting applications for Volunteer Interns for the spring of 2018. This internship will begin January 15th and will conclude in May of 2018. These are unpaid positions. Responsibilities include, but are not limited to; assisting with the supervision and execution of the strength and conditioning program for the University at Albany Football & Men’s Basketball program, set up and break down for daily training, routine maintenance and cleaning of the training facilities, and completion of the internship curriculum. Required qualifications include a strong work ethic, completion or current pursuit of an undergraduate or graduate degree in exercise science or a related course of study, and a desire to become a strength and conditioning professional in the collegiate or professional setting. Postgraduate applicants are also required to hold a certification from a recognized governing body (NSCA or CSCCA) and all undergraduate applicants should be working towards their certification. Other preferred qualifications include previous coaching in a collegiate setting and personal involvement in a collegiate competitive sport. Applications will be taken until the positions are filled. All potential applicants are strongly advised to make sure this internship is economically feasible before applying. All interested candidates please email a cover letter, resume, and three references as one (1) PDF document to Director of Strength and Conditioning- Football & Men’s Basketball, Matt Barber at

Missouri S&T: Missouri University of Science & Technology (Missouri S&T) is currently offering a strength & conditioning internship. The internship will be for the duration of the Spring 2018 semester starting on January 8 th and ending May 4 th . This internship will be an educational opportunity including the completion of an internship curriculum along with potential for gaining experience working with a variety of teams, utilization of Excel for updating information, maintenance of a collegiate weight room, education in coaching techniques, etc. The selected candidate will receive close supervision in regard to the previous areas of possible experience. The primary goal of the internship will be to provide instruction and training in the field of collegiate strength & conditioning in order to prepare the intern for a career in this field. QUALIFICATIONS: 1) pursuit or possession of a degree in exercise science, kinesiology, or a related field; 2) CPR/AED certification; 3) strong desire to pursue a career in strength & conditioning at the collegiate level; 4) plans to take the CSCS or SCCC exams. APPLICATION: Send a resume and references to David Adamson at with the subject line “S&C Intern”. Preference for this position will be given to those utilizing the internship as part of their degree requirements, however, this is not a requirement. Proper documentation supporting this must be supplied by the successful candidate prior to beginning the internship.

Savannah State: Savannah State is looking to hire inters for their strength and conditioning program. The goal of our program is to provide an encompassing view of collegiate strength and conditioning, including programming, exercise technique, facility upkeep and exposure to 16 NCAA Division I programs in a high paced environment. As an intern in the SSU Strength and Conditioning program you will have the opportunity to gain real world in the trenches coaching experience. Aside from the daily duties required of the position there will be assigned readings and projects to further the development of your knowledge base. This internship is designed for you to develop the needed experience and skills to make you a stronger candidate in taking the next step in your coaching career - this typically being a graduate assistant coaching position. This internship is intended for those whose number one goal is to become a strength and conditioning coach at the collegiate level. Qualifications: In pursuit of or recent completion of a Bachelor’s degree in an exercise science related field. Experience in a collegiate strength and conditioning setting. If not already certified you will be expected to begin your certification process towards your CSCS, CSCCa, and/or USAW during your internship. Compensation: This is an unpaid position with no housing or meal assistance. Internship credit hours may be obtained. Expansion of your professional network and references. How to apply: Email a Cover Letter, Resume and 3 References to Incomplete or inaccurate applications will not be accepted.