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Strength Scoop - Tuesday March 10, 2020

Tuesday March 10, 2020


Rutgers: Rutgers University Strength & Conditioning is accepting applications for our summer 2020 volunteer internship. We are looking for qualified candidates who are looking to gain experience working closely with our varsity DI Big 10 Olympic sports who will be training over the summer. This position begins in May and will go through August. Interns are expected to assist full time strength and conditioning staff in all aspects of team training including but not limited to: facility upkeep, set up, break down, warm up, speed, agility, conditioning, testing, data analysis, and resistance training sessions. Interns will also participate in our RU Internship Education Curriculum including but not limited to: roundtable classroom discussion, presentations, on-floor demonstrations, readings, program design, program defense, and development of a professional portfolio. Interns will also have the opportunity to attend RU Intern Professional Development meetings that include: cover letter evaluation and revision, resume evaluation and revision, and a mock interview. The required qualifications for this position are having a strong desire to pursue a career in collegiate or professional strength and conditioning, an exercise science related bachelor’s degree or currently enrolled in a related degree program, a strong work ethic and desire to learn, availability to intern 15-20 hours/week, and current CPR/AED Certification. Ideally, we are looking for a candidate with experience or strong desire to gain experience with sports performance data analytics who has previous coaching experience in a collegiate strength and conditioning setting. Applications will be reviewed until the desired number of qualified candidates have been selected. To apply, email Internship Director, Becky Bonaventura the following: cover letter, resume and 3 professional references in 1 PDF, as well as a link to a brief video (approximately 3 minutes) explaining why you would like to intern with Rutgers Strength & Conditioning.

Sam Houston State: The Sam Houston State University Strength and Conditioning Department is now accepting applications for Volunteer Interns. This internship will begin May 25, 2020 and will conclude July 28, 2020. This is an unpaid position. Compensation will include gear, learning from an approved mentors via the CSCCa and NSCA, potential to work camps for compensation, and recommendations for future career opportunities. Responsibilities include, but are not limited to; assisting with the supervision and execution of the strength and conditioning program for the Sam Houston State University Football team and possibly another sport, set up and break down for daily training, routine maintenance and cleaning of the training facilities, and completion of the internship curriculum. Required qualifications include a strong work ethic, completion or current pursuit of an undergraduate or graduate degree in exercise science or a related field of study, and a desire to become a strength and conditioning professional in the collegiate or professional setting. All applicants should have, or be working towards an accredited certification (CSCS or SCCC). Other preferred qualifications include previous coaching in a collegiate setting and personal involvement in a collegiate sport. Applications will be taken until the positions are filled. All potential applicants are strongly advised to make sure this internship is economically feasible before applying. All interested candidates please email a cover letter, resume, and three references to the football strength & conditioning coach Parker Whiteman at

LA Rams: The team has formally announced the addition of Purdue strength coach Justin Lovett as their head strength coach.

Central Arkansas (FCS): The Strength & Conditioning staff at the University of Central Arkansas is now accepting applications for its 2020 Summer Internship Program. This is an unpaid position that lasts for the duration of the spring semester with a start date of June 1, 2020. No monetary compensation or housing will be provided. However, the position offers the opportunity of advancement in the field of strength & conditioning, as well as the fulfillment of credit hours towards a degree program. This internship is also Mentor Approved for those individuals preparing to complete the required hours for the SCCC certification issued by the CSCCa. Candidates interested in this position should be hardworking, passionate, and detail orientated individuals who have the desire to work in the strength & conditioning field at the collegiate level. Applicants should either be working towards or hold a BA/BS in Exercise Science or Health Related field. They should be working toward certification as a SCCC through the CSCCa, or a Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist with the NSCA. Responsibilities will include: Daily clean up and maintenance of the facility and all its equipment. Setup and breakdown of weight room and field for all athletic workouts, and supervision of training sessions. This program will also consist of weekly educational projects and reports. Interested applicants should email one PDF file containing a cover letter, resume, and three professional references along with a video of the applicant demonstrating AND explaining Squat, Bench Press, and Power Clean to Assistant Strength and Conditioning Coach Clare Turpen at