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Strength Scoop - Tuesday February 26, 2019

Tuesday February 26, 2019


Mississippi State: The Mississippi State Football Strength and Conditioning Department is now seeking applications for UNPAID qualified Strength and Conditioning Interns for the Summer of 2019. This is an UNPAID position that is responsible for assisting the MSU Strength and Conditioning staff with the implementation of the Summer training program, set up and break down of workouts and maintenance / upkeep of the weight room. This internship also provides educational courses for professional development in the field of Strength and Conditioning, Coaching and Certification Preparation. Preferred qualifications include Bachelor’s or Master’s Degree, CSCS or CSCCa certifications, CPR/AED certifications and experience participating in Collegiate Football/Athletics. Applicants should send a resume and cover letter to Coach Showers at

Penn State: The Pennsylvania State University : Seeking highly motivated candidates to fill a Summer 2019 VOLUNTARY-UNPAID internship working primarily with football. This position will start in June 2019 and can run until December 2019, depending on performance. Individuals chosen will gain knowledge and experience in a Division I program, as well as future recommendation for employment. Responsibilities: Will include but are not limited to daily operation/maintenance of the weight room, daily operations of fueling station, record keeping, and assisting with any sport science initiatives. Qualifications: Candidates will be certified or actively pursuing certification from CSCCA and/or NSCA. CSCCA mentorship program will be available for candidates seeking to obtain the SCCC certification. Interns must be able to work a variety of times including days, nights, and weekends if necessary. All interested candidates are encouraged to submit a resume, cover letter, and at least three professional references to the email address below. All applications must email in PDF format to: Alvin Futrell (Assistant Performance Enhancement Coach) at

Wyoming: University of Wyoming Football Strength & Conditioning is currently seeking volunteers for an UNPAID internship to contribute to the program for Summer 2019. Qualified candidates will have the opportunity to assist the full-time staff with training sessions for football in compliance with NCAA rules. This is an unpaid opportunity that offers invaluable knowledge and hands-on experience assisting the full-time coaching staff in all aspects of the strength and conditioning program, and the potential to earn recommendations for future career opportunities. Potential candidates must possess a strong work ethic and character, great energy and enthusiasm, as well as the ability to demonstrate effective organization and communication skills. Potential candidates must have a great desire to learn about the strength and conditioning profession as well as pursue a career in the collegiate setting. Previous experience in a strength & conditioning program, coaching internship experience, or collegiate athletics experience is preferred but not required. This internship is expected to begin May 2019 and end at the conclusion of July 2019. To apply, send an email with your cover letter, resume, and list of three professional references to Kiefer Bribiesca, Assistant Football Strength and Conditioning Coach, at

Eastern Kentucky: Eastern Kentucky University is seeking a Football Sports Performance PAID Intern. The responsibilities of this position are not strictly limited to the following tasks, as other tasks may be assigned under the realm of Eastern Kentucky Football. Assist in the daily set up of strength and conditioning tasks. Assist in the supervision and safety of the Eastern Kentucky University Football Player’s weight training, speed and agility, and conditioning programs. Participate in the overall maintenance of weight room facility and equipment including the cleaning and repair of all equipment used by Eastern Kentucky Sports Performance as well as Eastern Kentucky University Football. Assist in the monitoring and stocking of nutritional supplements each day. Assist in the distribution of post workout nutrition, pre practice nutrition and student athlete snacks. Complete and assist with all other tasks as directed by supervisors and as deemed necessary for the proper implementation of the Eastern Kentucky University Football Sports Performance program. This position will last 10 months and will pay a $500 monthly stipend. To apply for these positions, please visit this link.

UCLA: UCLA Football Performance is now seeking volunteer interns for the Summer 2019 term. Please see this video for more details on the program and how to apply.

Arkansas State: The Athletic Performance Staff at Arkansas State University is looking for hard working and unique individuals of varying backgrounds, experiences and talents to contribute to the athletic performance staff. Individuals will have the opportunity to work with Arkansas State’s Football and all 14 sport programs. This internship will allow you to gain experience and use your talents in athletic performance, nutrition, sport psychology, teaching, video, music, social-media and more while directly impacting the success of Arkansas State Athletics. You will gain first-hand knowledge from a staff proficient in areas such as; athletic performance, sport psychology, nutrition, exercise physiology, speed development, power lifting and Olympic lifting. Additionally, 1-2 meals will be provided per day with all you can eat/make PB&Js and unlimited protein shakes. Individuals will join a young energetic staff who creates a fun work environment. If you are hoping to enjoy your summer internship, and gain experience coaching then please contact Max Tilden at

Illinois: The University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign Olympic Strength and Conditioning Department (non-Football) is currently accepting applications for our Summer 2019 volunteer internship. This is a voluntary position and will receive no monetary compensation. Accepted applicants will have the opportunity to gain experience coaching Division I (Big Ten) student-athletes, as well as, participate in a practical and classroom-based education program. Interns will be eligible to apply internship hours towards undergraduate/graduate internship requirements. Upon successful completion of one semester, interns will have the opportunity to receive a recommendation for future positions. Minimum qualifications include: current CPR, AED, and First Aid certifications; currently pursuing (or holding) a degree in an exercise science related field; a great work ethic and strong desire to become an industry professional. Preferred qualifications include: currently pursing (or holding) a certification from a recognized governing body (NSCA, CSCCa, USAW, ACSM, etc); previous internship/coaching experience; experience as a collegiate athlete; Microsoft Office proficiency; and the ability to commit to at least 20 hours per week. Responsibilities include: assisting with team training sessions; daily, weekly, and semester-long professional development assignments; remaining updated on current developments in strength training and conditioning; and facility maintenance. Interested candidates, send an email with the subject header, “Illinois Olympic S&C Internship – Last Name, First Name.” Please email a cover letter (one page maximum), resume (one page maximum), and three professional references as one PDF file to Emily Schilling, Assistant Strength and Conditioning Coach, at The deadline for applications is March 31, 2019.