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Strength Scoop - Thursday October 3, 2019

Thursday October 3, 2019


Virginia: UVA is looking for candidates for an olympic sports internship. Qualifications: Ideal candidates will be certified or actively pursuing certification from CSCCa, NSCA and/or USAW. Those pursuing an internship for class credit will be accommodated. We can schedule hours around academic and or income commitments as needed. Admission Requirements: Students wanting to become a strength and conditioning volunteer must meet the following requirements: Junior status or higher. Exercise Science, Physical Education, Health Major or related field of study. Ability to lift 75 pounds or more Compensation: Valuable experience working with Division-I athletes. How to Apply: Please send a Cover Letter, Resume, and three References in a comprehensive PDF File to Application Deadline: For Fall Semester June 1st deadline. For Spring Semester December 1st deadline.

NDSU: North Dakota State University’s Strength and Conditioning department is seeking applicants for a Football Strength and Conditioning unpaid Internship for the Winter semester of 2020. This position will begin in January and end in May. The intent of the internship is to provide a semesters worth of hands-on coaching experience working with our strength and conditioning staff and eventually with our student-athletes. This will allow the individual to gain knowledge of our program thus making them a viable candidate for future positions. Duties will include assisting the Football Strength & Conditioning staff with all aspects of the football strength and conditioning program as well as daily maintenance of the nutrition area, weightroom and other responsibilities as assigned. Applicants must be prepared to work long hours. These hours will vary throughout the internship and will include early morning, late afternoon, or weekend hours. Requirements: Applicants must possess a relentless work-ethic and have a strong desire to work with football in an intense environment. They must understand the importance nutrition plays in the development of student-athlete and be willing to assist in that role. Previous athletic coaching experience preferred. Please include cumulative GPA on resume. Application: E-mail resume, cover letter, GPA, and names of three references to: Jim Kramer at

Central Arkansas: The Strength & Conditioning staff at the University of Central Arkansas is now accepting applications for its 2020 Spring Semester Internship Program. This is an unpaid position that lasts for the duration of the spring semester with a start date of January 9, 2020. No monetary compensation or housing will be provided. However, the position offers the opportunity of advancement in the field of strength & conditioning, as well as the fulfillment of credit hours towards a degree program. This internship is also Mentor Approved for those individuals preparing to complete the required hours for the SCCC certification issued by the CSCCa. Candidates interested in this position should be hardworking, passionate, and detail orientated individuals, who have the desire to work in the strength & conditioning field at the collegiate level. Applicants should either be working towards or hold a BA/BS in Exercise Science or a Health Related field. They should be working toward certification as a SCCC through the CSCCa, or a Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist with the NSCA. Responsibilities will include: Daily clean up and maintenance of the facility and all its equipment. Setup and break down of weight room and field for all athletic workouts, and supervision of training sessions. This program will also consist of weekly educational projects and reports. Interested applicants should email one PDF file containing a cover letter, resume, and three professional references along with a video of the applicant demonstrating AND explaining Squat, Bench Press, and Power Clean to Assistant Strength and Conditioning Coach Clare Turpen at

Miami (FL): University of Miami Strength and Conditioning is seeking highly motivated people to fill the Spring 2020 internship positions working primarily with Football , but will help with some Olympic sports. This internship will start January 10 , 2020 and will end April 30 , 2020. Individuals will gain knowledge and experience in a Division I Collegiate Strength and Conditioning setting. The candidate must be pursuing or have completed a Bachelor’s degree in Exercise Science or related field and MUST be CPR and First Aid certified. Daily responsibilities will include but are not limited to: assisting staff in the design and implementation of strength programs including set up and breakdown of training equipment; as well as assisting in the maintenance and upkeep of the facility, and ongoing professional development through the internship curriculum. Preferred Qualifications: Strong work ethic, and highly motivated. Experience working in a Strength or Sports Performance environment; currently hold or working towards a nationally- accredited strength and conditioning certification (USAW, SCCC, CSCS, etc.) PLEASE NOTE: These are non-paid volunteer position. Will gain experience as well as future recommendation for employment. Applicants please submit a cover letter, resume, and professional references to Victor Ishmael at

Colorado: The University of Colorado Football Strength and Conditioning Department is now accepting applications for internship positions for the Spring 2020 Semester (January-May). 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 of Colorado Football team. Required qualifications include; 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 and other preferred qualifications include previous coaching in a collegiate setting and personal involvement in a collegiate competitive sport. Applications will be taken until the position is 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 Football Strength and Conditioning Coach, DD Goodson at

Marshall: The Marshall University Football Strength and Conditioning Department will begin to accept applications for the 2020 Winter internship program. This program is unpaid no monetary compensation will be provided, a tentative start date of January 2020. Duties/Responsibilities will include; assisting the strength staff with the set-up, supervision, and breakdown of training sessions. Nutrition distribution and facility upkeep. Preferred qualifications include: strong work ethic, attention to detail, effective communication skills, pursuing a BA/MA in exercise science or related field, and working towards certification through the NSCA/CSCCa. Interested candidates should send resume, cover letter, and references to

Fordham: Fordham University (Division-I FCS) Strength and Conditioning is now accepting applications for 3-5 Volunteer Strength and Conditioning Interns for SPRING 2020. The internship will last from January 13, 2020 – May 13, 2020. Interns will gain practical experience working and coaching in a Division 1 S&C environment with 22 Varsity sports, possible future recommendations, and college credit if applicable. Minimum requirements include CPR, AED, and First Aid certifications; attributes including hardworking, passionate, detail orientated, and has the desire to work in the strength & conditioning field. Preferred qualifications include certifications from highly regarded governing bodies (NSCA, ACSM, USAW, CSCCa, etc.), previous intern/coaching experience, and current/previous competitive sport involvement. Applicants should either be working towards or hold a BS/MS in Exercise Science/Kinesiology, or similar field. Responsibilities will include: Daily maintenance of the facility and all its equipment, setup and break down of weight room and field for all training sessions, and assisting in the coaching of those sessions, as well as learn and assist with data entry. This program will also consist of weekly and monthly educational projects, reports, and continuing education to further develop S&C knowledge and coaching ability. This is an UNPAID position. No monetary compensation, meals, or housing will be provided. Interested applicants should email ONE PDF file containing their cover letter, resume, and three professional references to Assistant Strength and Conditioning Coach Gio Grassi at Subject line should read: “Fordham S&C Internship: SPRING 2020; Last Name, First Name.”

Lamar: Lamar University is currently accepting applications for a Graduate Assistant Strength and Conditioning position. RESPONSIBILITIES: 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; 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, 11 month position. Includes a tuition waiver and a 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. 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); Current first aid, CPR and AED certification; Experience with the Olympic lifts; Knowledge of strength training, speed, agility, flexibility, nutrition and cardiovascular conditioning; 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. To apply please send Cover Letter, Resume, and 3 References to Assistant Strength and Conditioning Coordinator Travis Nichols at with ‘GA Application’ in the email subject line. Deadline to apply is October 18, 2019.

Duquesne: The Duquesne Strength and Conditioning Department is accepting applications for interns for the Spring 2020 academic semester. This is a volunteer, UNPAID, position and offers Division I hands-on coaching experience in an educational environment and the opportunity for future recommendations and/or opportunities in the field of sports performance and potential credit towards degree completion as applicable. Duties include assisting the Director of Sports Performance and Assistant Strength and Conditioning Coaches in all facets of the Duquesne University 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. Candidates must have a strong desire to become a Strength and Conditioning professional; Candidates will be expected to volunteer a minimum of 20hrs per week. May also be required to work some evenings and weekends. Preferred qualifications include CPR/AED certification, currently have completed or working toward a Bachelor’s or Master's Degree in Exercise Science or in a related field, and have completed or are working toward a SCCC certification or CSCS certification. 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. To apply for an internship with the Duquesne University Strength and Conditioning Staff email a cover letter, resume and references to Assistant Strength and Conditioning Coach, Christopher Tarullo M.S. CSCS, PES at Internship will start on January 9th, 2020 and end May 6th. Start date is non-negotiable. The deadline to apply is November 1, 2019.

Montana State: Montana State University, is accepting applications for qualified, highly motivated UNPAID Interns in Strength and Conditioning. Responsibilities include, but are not limited to; assisting in implementation of strength & conditioning programs for assigned sports; provide proper instruction for safe and effective lifting/spotting techniques and equipment usage; supervise weight room day-to-day activities and conduct periodic performance & strength testing; as well as facility maintenance. Qualifications: Must have strong desire to pursue a career in the strength and conditioning profession. Must be pro-active, have an excellent work ethic, and be disciplined. Previous strength coaching experience preferred. Previous athletic experience preferred. Experience using Microsoft Word and Excel strongly recommended. Compensation: NON-MONETARY/UNPAID. Continuing education resources, CSCS certification prep, access to networking opportunities, potential future recommendation for professional advancement and continuing mentorship available beyond completion of the internship. A CSCCa Practicum/Internship is also available. The position will begin January 6 th , 2020. Application deadline is December 16th, 2019. To apply: Submit a letter of application, resume and references to Alex Jardine, Assistant Strength & Conditioning Coach at IN ORDER TO BE CONSIDERED: FORMAT ALL 3 INTO 1 PDF DOCUMENT (COVER LETTER FIRST, RESUME SECOND, REFERENCES THIRD) AND NAME IT LAST.FIRST.MSUINTERNAPP.DATE. Montana State University is an equal opportunity, equal access, affirmative action employer committed to achieving a diverse community.