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Strength Scoop - Tuesday June 26, 2018

Tuesday June 26, 2018


Notre Dame: The Strength and Conditioning department at the University of Notre Dame is currently accepting applications for internship positions for the Fall 2018 semester. Interns will have the opportunity to work with all 25 Olympic Sport Teams at the University of Notre Dame. Qualifications: 1. Candidates MUST be enrolled in an institution of higher education AND be receiving class credit. 2. Candidates must possess or be working toward a certification through the CSCCa, NSCA and/or USAW. 3. Candidates must possess one year of previous experience in a strength and conditioning program or have previous collegiate athletic experience. 4. Candidates must have outstanding work ethic and attention to detail. 5. Candidates must have a strong desire to become a strength and conditioning professional. Compensation: There is no monetary compensation provided. However, the position offers the opportunity of advancement in the field of strength and conditioning as well as the fulfillment of credit hours toward a program degree. Interns will receive hands on experience with elite level Olympic Sport teams. To apply: Please submit cover letter, resume, and 3 references to Kaitlin Sweeney, Assistant Strength and Conditioning Coach via email at

Maryland: The University of Maryland is currently accepting applications to fill two (2) Fall 2018 volunteer internship positions. Qualified candidates would work with the Olympic Strength and Conditioning Department. This is an UNPAID position that is responsible for assisting the UMD Strength and Conditioning staff with the implementation of the Fall 2018 program (August 20th-December 7th), set up and break down of all workouts, maintenance and upkeep of the weight room and facility, and hands-on experience training collegiate athletes. Required qualifications include completion of Bachelor’s degree by the commencement of the intern program/current pursuit of a graduate degree in exercise science or a related course of study, a desire to become a strength and conditioning professional, and possess a strong work ethic. Preferred qualifications include certification from a recognized governing body (USAW, CSCS, CSCCa). Please send your cover letter, resume, and contact information for 3 references to Will Franco, Assistant Strength and Conditioning Coach, at

North Dakota State:The North Dakota State University Strength & Conditioning Department is actively seeking applicants for one paid internship position working with Olympic Sports within our program for the 2018-19 academic year. This position will begin in August and conclude at the end of the school year in May. 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. It is our goal to equip our interns with the skills needed to achieve a graduate assistant position at the conclusion of their time in our program. 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. 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/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 North Dakota State University does not discriminate on the basis of age, color, disability, gender expression/identity, genetic information, marital status, national origin, public assistance status, sex, sexual orientation, status as a U.S. veteran, race or religion.

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 success of the athletic department. Individuals will have the opportunity to work with all of Arkansas State’s sport programs and work under a CSCCa approved mentor. This internship will allow you to gain experience, have fun 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, Olympic lifting and CrossFit. While, there will be endless opportunities to learn from staff members, gain experience and develop your talents, new members of the staff will also be included in staff social events. Additionally, 1-2 meals will be provided per day and all you can eat/make PB&Js. Individuals will join a young energetic staff who creates a fun work environment, minus the head guy who’s old and bald, but still deadlifts 700+. If you are hoping to enjoy your fall internship, gain experience and learn from a staff of diverse backgrounds then please, contact Max Tilden at

Yale: Yale University Sports Performance is looking for candidates to fulfill internship positions with the Football team during the Fall 2018 semester. This internship does not provide monetary compensation, but can be used as continuing education credits (2.0) through the NSCA, or College credit. Along with credit, the internship will provide the opportunity to work hands on with a Football team that won the 2017 Ivy Championship and finished #24 in the nation. Along with the Football team, Yale has 30 teams that interns will also have the opportunity to work with for added experience, including the 2018 National Champion Men's Lacrosse team. This is a rigorous internship with hours that would closely mimic that of a full time strength coach. There is a classroom component to this internship, that will include lectures on program design, theory, nutrition, athletic testing, and more. Assignments will be given to test understanding of material and will be required for completion of the internship. The goal of this internship is to ready individuals for full time positions upon completion. Requirements: The ideal candidate would be working towards their Bachelor’s or Master’s Degree. Students who have recently graduated are also welcome to apply. A SCCC / USAW / CSCS certification is preferred but not required. No previous experience is required but strength room experience or collegiate athletic history is preferred. Reporting Dates: August 10th - December 14th Contact at

West Florida: The University of West Florida Sports Performance Program is accepting internship applications for the Fall 2018 semester, with a starting date on or before August 3, 2018 and an end date of December 14, 2018. The internship hours may be countable toward the CSCCa’s Strength and Conditioning Coach Certified practicum requirements, and/or for college credit if need be. The Volunteer internship will involve active experience in an NCAA Division II Sports Performance Program under the supervision of a Master Strength and Conditioning Coach and his staff. Daily responsibilities will include but are not limited to; assisting with supervision and execution of strength training programs for ALL sports, teaching student athletes proper technique and equipment use, attending to the daily maintenance of the training facilities, and participation in weekly projects and professional development. Qualifications: Applicants must have a strong work-ethic and have a desire to become a strength and conditioning professional. With that being said, applicants should have a bachelor’s degree or be in the last semester of undergraduate coursework in exercise physiology or related field of study. Applicants should also possess or be working towards a certification from one or more of the following (NSCA, CSCS; CSCCa, SCCC; USAW). Applications must be received by July 26 th , 2018. If you are interested in the position, please submit a cover letter, resume, and three professional references to Demetrius Bailey, Assistant Strength and Conditioning Coach, via email to

UW-Whitewater: The University of Wisconsin-Whitewater Track and Field Program is seeking three (3) UNPAID Strength and Conditioning Interns for the Fall of 2018 and/or Spring 2019. Daily responsibilities will include but are not limited to: assisting with supervision and execution of the strength training programs for the track and field program, assisting the short sprints coach with track workouts, assisting with testing, and professional development throughout the internship program. Required qualifications include completion or current pursuit of an undergraduate degree in exercise science or a related course of study, a desire to become a strength and conditioning and/or track and field professional, and possess a strong work ethic. Participation in athletics is preferred. Other preferred qualifications include certification from an accredited organization, previous coaching experience, and proficiency in teaching and performing Olympic weightlifting movements. Applicants should send a resume, cover letter and list of references to Josh Ireland at​