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Strength Scoop - Tuesday June 22, 2021


Pepperdine: Pepperdine Sports Performance is seeking applicants for the 2021 Fall Semester Internship Program. Interns will be responsible for weekly presentations to the full-time staff along with weekly educational assignments. Interns will participate in a Division I environment with the opportunity to gain hands-on experience assisting the full-time staff working with student-athletes. The following subject areas will be addressed during your internship: assessing your athletes and pre-session readiness, varying models and methods of periodization and programming, resistance training variables, movement classification, Olympic lifting variables, energy system development, power training, linear speed development, and various other topics. Responsibilities for the internship will include session set up/breakdown, cleaning and upkeep of the facility, and working directly with designated student-athletes. You must be able to commit a minimum of 20 hours per week. Our goal is to have interns advance in the field of strength and conditioning after completing our internship. If you are serious about becoming a Sports Performance coach, this internship will help you develop the necessary tools to advance in the field. Dates for the position will run from August to December. Please note this is an unpaid internship, and we do not offer housing. Please send your resume and three references to Amy Allegre at

Rice: The Rice University Football Strength and Conditioning Department is currently accepting applications for VOLUNTEER coaches for the Fall 2021 Semester. The internship is scheduled to begin Monday, August 9, 2021 and will run through Friday, December 3, 2021. This is an unpaid position; however, this opportunity offers a valuable professional recommendation for advancement in the field of strength & conditioning. Responsibilities include, but are not limited to: assisting with the daily implementation of in-season training for the Rice Football team, set-up and breakdown of daily training sessions, routine maintenance, cleaning and organization of the training facility, data collection, as well as participation in a vigorous internship curriculum. This position also offers a unique opportunity to gain knowledge in performance technology through the use of GPS tracking and force plate monitoring. If selected for the internship, interns will have the opportunity to work on the sidelines during all home games. Prerequisites include, CPR/AED Certification, as well as completion of, or working towards, a Bachelor’s Degree in a related field. Interested candidates should email a cover letter, resume, and three references to Zach Waranch at by Friday, July 9, 2021. Rice University requires selected candidates to partake in a background check prior to participation in the internship.

Syracuse: Syracuse University Department of Athletic Performance for Football is accepting applications for a VOLUNTEER Intern Strength and Conditioning coach position for 2021 Fall camp (Aug. 5) and the Fall semester. This is an UNPAID volunteer position, but academic credits can be applied towards an Exercise Science or related degree program if applicable. The main responsibilities of this position will include: involvement in the supervision of safety during training sessions, assisting with daily administrative, maintenance items, and operations for Football. This position will provide: valuable practical experience working with Division 1 collegiate football student-athletes and coaches, an extensive professional development program, CSCS / SCCC prep, and multiple opportunities to expand network connections within the profession. Qualifications: Seeking a college degree or completion of a Bachelor’s Degree and current CPR certification. Preferred qualifications: Bachelor’s Degree in an exercise related field and CSCS, SCCC, or USAW certification. Evidence of project completion, consistent attention to detail, and efficiency in a fast-paced environment will be highly considered. All employees must comply fully with all NCAA, ACC (or other conference) and Syracuse University rules, regulations, policies and procedures. Failure to do so may result in disciplinary action up to and including termination of employment. If interested, send a resume, cover letter, and three (3) references to: Sean Teter at All applications must be received by July 14, 2021.

Whittier (D-III - CA): Whittier College is accepting applications for a Full-Time Strength & Conditioning Coordinator. Whittier offers 22 varsity programs in which over 30 percent of the student body participates Bachelor’s degree required, Master’s degree preferred. Minimum of two years’ strength training experience required with a preference in experience at the collegiate level. Nationally recognized Strength and Conditioning Certification as approved by NCAA, First Aid and CPR certification required; a strong commitment to the student athlete concept and a working knowledge of NCAA and SCIAC rules and regulations. The ideal candidate will possess experience working with diverse constituencies and sensitivity to multi-cultural issues. With the academic rigors of a Division III Institution, the candidate should expect and have willingness to be flexible with scheduling and the requirement to work extended hours. To be considered for this position, submit cover letter, resume, the names, addresses and telephone numbers of three (3) professional references to

Harding (D-II - AR): Harding University in Searcy, Arkansas is accepting applications for volunteer strength and conditioning interns for Fall 2021. Report date will be August 23rd and will run through December 17th. Position may fulfill course credit. Daily responsibilities will include but are not limited to: Assisting with supervision and execution of strength and conditioning programs for various sports (Football & Olympic); Attending to daily maintenance of the training facilities; Gain knowledge through internship curriculum. Qualifications: Currently pursuing bachelor’s/master’s degree in an exercise science or related field; Certified in CPR/First Aid; A strong desire to become a Strength and Conditioning Coach; Pursuing CSCCa-SCCC and/or NSCA-CSCS certification(s). Compensation: This is an UNPAID volunteer position. You will gain experience as well as the opportunity to learn and grow in the field of Strength and Conditioning. Applicants must submit a resume, and professional references in ONE PDF document to Head Strength and Conditioning Coach Michael Gragg at

Southern Illinois Edwardsville: SIUE Athletic Performance (located outside St. Louis) is seeking highly motivated, hardworking candidates for an Athletic Performance internship opportunity for the FALL 2021 semester, start date is AUGUST 23rd . This is an unpaid position; however, you will receive Division 1 experience with highly competitive programs that compete in the MAC and OVC. Interns will potentially have the opportunity to gain the 640 practicum/internship hours required for the CSCCa Exam. For more details click the link. Preferred qualifications of interested candidates are: working towards attaining a bachelor’s degree and as well as one of the following certifications: CSCS, SCCC or USAW and First Aid/CPR certified. Deadline is August 6 th . If you are interested, send a cover letter, resume and three professional references to: Zach Rockford at

Walsh (D-II - OH): Walsh University is searching for qualified applicants for a Graduate Assistant Strength and Conditioning position working specifically with Men’s Football and Baseball. This individual would be responsible for the programming and implementation of all strength and conditioning training for the university’s football and baseball team. Required Qualifications: Must hold a Bachelor’s degree, CSCS or SCCC, and be accepted into one of the graduate programs. This position will report to the Head Football and Baseball coach and has an anticipated start date of July 1, 2021. Compensation includes tuition assistance and a stipend. Housing and meals are not provided. Interested applicants should submit a cover letter, resume, and contact information for three references in email format to Review of applicants will begin immediately.

Dakota State (NAIA - SD): Dakota State has an open assistant strength job open on staff. See this link for more about the job and to apply.

Lamar (FCS - TX): Lamar University Strength and Conditioning is currently accepting applications for Volunteer Internship positions for the Fall of 2021. The internship will begin August 1 and end December 14. Qualified candidates will work directly with Football along with various Olympic sport teams as assigned. Our main goal is education through experience. This includes daily coaching opportunities, opportunities to lead small team sessions, continuing education, a comprehensive internship curriculum, expansion of network connections, and daily weight room maintenance. While working with all Division-I athletic 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 future employment recommendations. Qualifications: strong work ethic, attention to detail, enthusiasm, effective communication skills, positive energy, willingness to learn, Bachelors’ degree/degree in progress (Internship may be completed for class credit), hold or pursuing a SCCC, CSCS, or USAW certification.  Please send your cover letter, resume, and 3 references with “Internship Application” in the subject line to Assistant Strength and Conditioning Coordinator Travis Nichols at Deadline to apply is July 17, 2021.