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Strength Scoop - Tuesday July 9, 2019

Tuesday July 9, 2019


South Carolina: The University of South Carolina is actively seeking Intern candidates for the Fall 2019 Football season. This internship opportunity is an UPAID position beginning August 19th. The internship is a comprehensive experience that provides hands on education in the weight room with student athletes, daily sanitation of the facility and educational seminars with full-time strength and conditioning coaches. Required qualifications include the completion or current pursuit of an undergraduate or master’s degree in Exercise Science, Kinesiology or a related course of study. Qualifications also include applicants that have a strong work ethic, highly motivated and are in process of obtaining or currently hold an accredited certification such as the CSCS or SCCC. In order to apply, please send a resume and three professional references to Assistant Strength and Conditioning Coach, John Griffin, via e-mail at

Georgia State: Georgia State University is looking to hire a professional intern. This is a non-benefited stipend position for $8,000. Job responsibilities include: leading the training of several Olympic Sports teams in the fall, assisting with several Olympic Sports teams in the Spring, and other tasks as assigned by the Head Strength Coach. Those interested should send resume, cover letter & list of 3 references (ALL IN ONE PDF FILE) to Head Strength Coach J.D. Mehlhorn at Subject line should read “Last Name_Professional Internship Application”. Intended appointment period is August 1, 2019 – April 30, 2020. Minimum requirements: Certification through the NSCA (CSCS) or CSCCa (SCCC) and previous experience in a collegiate strength and conditioning setting.

North Dakota State: The North Dakota State University Strength & Conditioning Department is actively seeking applicants for one paid internship position working with Olympic Sports for the 2019-2020 academic year. The intent of the paid internship is to provide a year of hands-on training to prepare the candidate to take on a two year GA position within our program beginning summer 2020. Internship responsibilities will vary and will include various duties within the NDSU Strength & Conditioning Department. Hours will vary throughout the semester and may include early morning, late afternoon, or weekend hours. As an intern in our program, you will have the opportunity to join a high functioning, collaborative team of professionals who are committed to helping our athletes achieve their full potential on and off the field. Interns in our program can expect to gain valuable, hands on experience in areas such as program design, exercise instruction, plyometric, speed and agility techniques, conditioning, facility and athlete management. All interns will take part in a formal internship curriculum with weekly meetings and assignments. Our staff will take the time to mentor and develop interns within our program. We believe that an educated and well trained staff will have a powerful and meaningful impact on our student athletes. Requirements: Bachelor’s degree in a related field required, CSCS preferred. Minimum GPA: 3.0. Must have a strong desire to pursue a career in strength and conditioning, possess an excellent work ethic and have the ability to take initiative and be pro-active. Previous weight room or athletic coaching experience preferred. Compensation: $750 stipend per month. Academic credit available. Application: E-mail resume, cover letter, and names of 3 professional references to: Jason Miller, Director of Athletic Performance – Olympic Sports at

Fordham: Fordham University Strength and Conditioning is now accepting applications for 3-5 Volunteer Strength and Conditioning Interns for FALL 2019. The internship will last from August 12 2019 – December 6 2019. Interns will gain practical experience working and coaching in a Division 1 (Football FCS Patriot League/Olympic Atlantic-10) 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/field for all training sessions, daily athlete tracking, and assisting in the coaching of those sessions. Interns will also learn and assist with velocity-based training technology. This program will also consist of weekly educational projects/readings and reports 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 MUST read: “Fordham S&C Internship: Summer 2019; Last Name, First Name.”

Indianapolis: The University of Indianapolis Strength & Conditioning program is currently accepting applications for volunteer strength and conditioning interns for Fall semester of 2019. This is an unpaid position that will last for the duration of the semester with an estimated start date of August 26th, 2019. Applicants can receive academic credits if applicable. An educational curriculum will be provided as well as practical experience working with all students-athletes. Required qualifications include working towards or completion of Bachelor’s degree in exercise science or related field, strong desire to become a strength and conditioning professional, possess a strong work ethic, able to work a minimum of 40 hours a week, and a strong desire to learn and teach the Olympic weightlifting movements. Please submit a letter of application, resume, and three professional references to Matt Wagner, Assistant Strength & Conditioning Coach, at Subject line should read: “University of Indianapolis S&C Internship: Last Name, First Name.”

Marshall: The Marshall University Football Strength and Conditioning Department will begin to accept applications for the 2019 Fall internship program. This program is unpaid no monetary compensation will be provided, a tentative start date between August 1 st -8 th . 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

Maryland: The University of Maryland Football Performance is accepting applications for Strength and Conditioning (2) Volunteer Interns for the Fall Semester 2019 (August-December 2019). Daily responsibilities will include but are not limited to; assisting with supervision and execution of strength training programs specific to football, proper movement preparation, development and execution of speed & conditioning protocols, execution of proper motivational techniques, and most importantly developing an understanding of the health, safety, and wellness of collegiate athletes. Compensation: Division 1 experience with earned recommendation for future career opportunities. NO MONETARY COMPENSATION WILL BE PROVIDED. Qualifications: Certification from one or more of the following (NSCA, CSCS; CSCCa, SCCC; USAW) are preferred. CSCCa mentorship program will be available for selected candidates seeking to obtain the SCCC certification. Those candidates who are selected for SCCC certification must complete the requirements set for by the CSCCa. Candidates must have a bachelor’s degree or be in the last semester of coursework for undergraduate degree in exercise physiology or related field of study to qualify. Expectations: We are very selective in looking for special individuals to have around our players and staff. This position is designed to give you a TRUE experience in what it takes to be a collegiate strength coach at the division 1 level specific to football. It is also designed to equip candidates with the proper tools to be a successful graduate assistant and/or full-time coach. Interested candidates please send a resume with three professional references to Maryland is an equal opportunity employer, which encourages applications from minority group members, and women.

Grand View (NAIA - IA): Grand View University Strength and Conditioning Department is accepting applications for a Graduate Assistant Strength and Conditioning Coach. This is a 12 month position starting Fall 2019 with a two year commitment. Tuition waiver and a monthly stipend are included. The Graduate Assistant Strength and Conditioning Coach will assist the Strength and Conditioning Staff with all aspects of training for all sports. The qualified candidate will be assigned sports based on background and experience. Other responsibilities include, daily maintenance and upkeep of facility, assist in mentoring and evaluating interns, providing nutritional counseling/assessment for student-athletes, lead speed/agility sessions, etc. Candidates must hold a BA/BS in Kinesiology or Exercise Science related field. Possess or be working toward CSCS through the NSCA or the SCCC through the CSCCa. CPR, First Aid and AED certification required. Candidates must also possess strong communication skills and have the ability to effectively work with student athletes, coaches, and support staff. Skills and proficiency with Microsoft Excel is recommended. To apply, interested applicants should send cover letter, resume, and references as 1 PDF document to Matt Paja, Director of Strength and Conditioning, via e-mail at with subject line, “GV S&C GA”.

Southern University: Southern University is currently accepting applications for 1-2 VOLUNTEER ASSISTANT STRENGTH COACH INTERNS. This internship is designed to be the most hands on in the nation; responsibilities include: Assisting Director with Football Control of 1-3 Olympic Sports Completing continuing education & professional development curriculum. Applications will be accepted until positions are filled. Position will provide on campus housing and meal plan, no monetary pay. Minimum qualifications include: Bachelor’s degree, current CPR/AED/First Aid certifications, willingness to work a demanding & varying schedule, and effective leadership skills. Preferred qualifications include: Bachelor’s or Master’s in a relevant field, certifications from recognized organizations (NSCA, USAW, CSCCa, etc.), previous Strength & Conditioning coaching experience, and previous experience as a collegiate athlete. Qualified candidates must submit: Resume (1 page max), Cover Letter (1 page max), 3 Professional References (1 page max). Materials must be in one PDF file. To apply send the PDF file to Laramie Immel at