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Strength Scoop - Tuesday August 16, 2016

Tuesday August 16, 2016


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 Summer 2016. The two people chosen for this position must be able to start August 29 th 2016 and end December 10 th 2016. 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. This will be a Hands on experience w/ responsibilities assigned based on previous experience and assist Strength staff with the implementation of strength & conditioning programs for ETSU Football. Interns are expected to perform a variety of tasks that include weight room upkeep and maitenance, pre-workout setup, post-workout clean-up, monitor for correct exercise technique, data input, research assignments, weekly athlete weigh ins, extra athlete workouts. 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

Pepperdine: The Pepperdine Strength and Conditioning Department is seeking applicants for the 2017 Spring Semester Internship Program. After candidate selection, interns will be responsible for weekly presentations to the full-time staff and weekly reading/research assignments. Interns will sit in on weekly staff presentations and participate in hands-on sessions directed by the strength staff. The subject matter includes weekly discussions and projects over assessing your athletes and pre-session readiness, understanding different models and methods of periodization and programming, resistance training variables, movement classification and selection, Olympic lifting, energy system development, power training, linear speed development, and other various topics. Responsibilities for the internship also include session set-up and breakdown, cleaning and upkeep of facility, spotting and working with specified student-athletes and/or small groups. You must be able to commit 20 hours per week throughout the semester to qualify. Our goal is to have interns advance in the field of strength and conditioning after completing our internship. Interns have completed our internship and transitioned over to other collegiate internships, accepted graduate assistant positions, as well as taken full-time jobs in the field. If you are serious about becoming a strength and conditioning coach, this internship will help you develop the necessary tools to advance in the field. Please note, this is an unpaid internship. To APPLY, send cover letter, resume, and 3 professional references to: Robert “Tubbs” Pike, Associate Director of Strength and Conditioning and Intern Director at

South Florida: Department of Athletic Performance is accepting applications for the position of Basketball Strength and Conditioning Interns for the FALL 2016 semester. The successful candidates will be working with the men’s and women’s basketball programs. Compensation: Division 1 experience with earned recommendation for future career opportunities. No monetary compensation will be provided. Must have a strong work-ethic and a desire to become a strength and conditioning coach. If you are interested, send a letter of interest, resume, and three (3) professional references to: Joey Carnes, Assistant Athletic Performance Coach, at