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Strength Scoop - Thursday September 29, 2016

Thursday September 29, 2016


New Mexico: The University of New Mexico Football Strength and Conditioning Staff is now accepting applications for volunteer interns to work with football for the Spring 2017. Applicants should have a desire to become a strength coach, and though this position is unpaid, interns may nonetheless earn a recommendation for future career opportunities. The internship begins Jan 29th and ends May 12th. Duties and responsibilities include, but are not limited to, weightroom up-keep, maintenance, workout set-up and clean-up, data entry, research, and nutrition prep. Applicants should either possess or be working toward a CSCS or SCCC certification. First-Aid, CPR, AED certification required. For those interested in the position, please email a PDF of your resume, cover letter, and references to Andrew Grubb at

Wyoming: The University of Wyoming Sports Performance Department is now accepting applications for SPRING 2017 VOLUNTEER INTERN positions (2). Application review will begin immediately. Job Description: Assist the sports performance staff in all day-to-day operations of the University of Wyoming weight rooms. Duties will include but are not limited to; assisting staff in the implementation of strength and conditioning programs for Olympic Sports, setup and breakdown of training equipment and assisting in the maintenance and upkeep of weight rooms and the High Altitude Fueling Center. This is an ACTIVE coaching position which will require interns to work directly with student-athletes in large and small group settings. Interns must also complete all requirements assigned through the intern education program. Qualifications: Pursuing a Bachelors or Master’s Degree in exercise science or a related field. Experience in a collegiate setting, and a strong desire to become a strength and conditioning coach at the collegiate level. Prospective interns must pass a background check to be eligible for the position. Certification or working towards certifications with the NSCA-CSCS, CSCCa, and/or USAW is preferred. Compensation: This is an UNPAID POSITION. Class credit toward graduation requirements from your current institution, weekly structured education sessions, the opportunity to learn from five experienced strength and conditioning coaches. Interns will also have the opportunity to complete a mentorship through CSCCa Master Strength Coach and approved mentor Mike Cotterman. Dates: January 2017-May 2017. How to Apply: Email cover letter, resume, and three references to Coach Travis Vlantes, Assistant Sports Performance Coach at Applications Due by November 11

East Tennessee State: East Tennessee State University Football Strength & Conditioning is looking for two hard working, enthusiastic volunteer interns who are confident, have a presence and be able to coach Division 1 Football Student-Athletes for the Winter 2017. The two people chosen for this position must be able to start January 13 th 2017 and end May 4 th 2017. This is an UNPAID position, in which the successful candidates can receive academic credit if applicable, experience working with a Division 1 Strength & Conditioning program, and consideration for a recommendation for future employment in the strength and conditioning throughout the country. Interns will be expected to perform tasks including weight room equipment up-keep and maintenance, pre workout set up, post workout clean up, monitor exercise technique, data input, research assignments, weekly weigh ins, extra athlete workouts. Qualifications: Candidates must be completing or have completed a degree in Exercise Science or a related field, current CPR/AED and First Aid Certification. The successful candidates should have a strong desire to not only pursue Strength and Conditioning Coaching as a career, but to also obtain Strength and Conditioning Coaching Certifications either from the C.S.C.C.A. or the N.S.C.A. A CSCCa 640-Hour Mentorship can be completed during this internship. Successful candidates should have competed in a varsity sport at the High School or Collegiate level to have a better understanding of what it takes to compete and train as an athlete. Each candidate should have extensive knowledge of teaching and coaching strength and conditioning exercises and Speed and Agility Drills. Please send cover letter, resume and list of three references to Rob Kohlhaus at:

Arizona: The University of Arizona Olympic Performance Enhancement program is seeking highly motivated candidates for the Spring 2017 Performance Enhancement internship program. This is a volunteer position, no monetary, housing, or transportation assistance will be provided. However, interns will gain valuable experience and earned recommendation for future career opportunities, participate in the continuing education curriculum, and learn from a CSCCa approved mentor. The Performance Enhancement Intern will assist Performance Enhancement coaches in all daily operations of the Bill Estes Jr., Family Strength and Conditioning Center. REQUIRED qualifications include: Bachelor’s/Master’s degree in Exercise Science or related field; certification through the CSCCa (SCCC) or NSCA (CSCS); First Aid, CPR, and AED Certified; strong work ethic,high energy, attention to detail, and desire to become a strength and conditioning professional. DESIRED qualifications include: Additional certification through USAW, NASM, or FMS; the ability to work 30+ hours per week; previous collegiate/professional strength and conditioning experience or collegiate athletic experience. To apply, email cover letter, resume, and list of three professional references to Jake Myers, . The deadline to apply is December 1, 2016. The anticipated start date is January 4, 2017.

Dartmouth: Dartmouth College is seeking VOLUNTEER interns for Fall 2016. These individuals will gain valuable experience at the college level as well as credit approved by their institution. The internship will involve assisting in: the supervision of training sessions, different training methods, nutrition, learning/executing exercise technique, daily maintenance of equipment, and educational research. Qualifications: Must be working toward certification and exhibit a strong desire to be a strength and conditioning coach. To apply, send resume and cover letter along with references to Kelly Cosgrove, Assistant Strength & Conditioning Coach at

Liberty: Liberty University Department of Strength and Conditioning for Olympic Sports is seeking applicants who are highly motivated to fill internship positions for the Spring 2017 semester. This is an unpaid position where school gear is offered with potential assistance in meals and housing. Interns will also have the chance to earn additional assigned responsibilities. Academic credits can be applied towards an Exercise Science or related Undergraduate or Graduate program if necessary. The internship is also Mentor Approved for those preparing to complete the required hours for the SCCC certification. With education through experience being our main goal, interns will be provided and challenged with the key qualities of success in the Strength and Conditioning field. This includes professional development and continuing education, daily opportunities to learn and grown as a leader, expansion of network connections, teaching student athletes’ proper lifting technique, and daily weight room maintenance. Along with assisting strength coaches with program design implementation, interns will also have the opportunity to work out of our 3 weight rooms on Liberty’s campus as well as be included in the aspects and operations of building of our new state of the art Athletic Performance Center Olympic Weight Room. While working with Division I programs, interns will gain practical coaching experience in accordance with the philosophy of the department and can begin to lay the groundwork for future opportunities with a consideration for a recommendation for future employment. Qualifications: hard work ethic, attention to detail, enthusiasm, effective communication skills, positive energy, willingness to work, Bachelor’s degree or a degree in process, hold certification(s) and/or seeking to get certified in at least one of the major certifications below. Preferences (but not limited to): CPR/AED/First Aid Certified, CSCS, SCCC, USAW Submit letter of application, resume, and at least three professional references including name and all contact information to Katie Guillory, Assistant Strength and Conditioning Coach at

UConn: The University of Connecticut Sports Performance Department is accepting applications for volunteer football interns for Winter/Spring 2017. This gratis position offers Division I experience and training in an educational environment and the opportunity of advancement in the field of strength and conditioning. Responsibilities will include: assist the Football Strength and Conditioning staff in the supervision and training of UConn’s Division I intercollegiate football program; assist with daily administrative, cleaning and maintenance duties; assist in the set-up and break-down of equipment for every workout; and participate in weekly projects and assignments for the duration of the internship. Minimum Qualifications: must have a strong work-ethic, enthusiasm and a desire to develop the characteristics necessary to become a successful strength and conditioning coach. Preferred qualifications: Bachelor’s degree in exercise science or related field and pursuing CSCS or relevant certification from one of the following: NSCA, CSCS; CSCCA, SCCC; USAW and CPR –First Aid certification. Application Deadline is December 1, 2016. Internship start date is January 9, 2017 with an apporoximaate end date of April 28, 2017. email a letter of application, resume and the names of three references to: