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Strength Scoop - Tuesday October 2, 2018

Tuesday October 2, 2018


SMU: The Southern Methodist University Human Performance Department is currently accepting applications for a Volunteer Human Performance Coach. There are positions available for the duration of the 2019 Spring Semester. This experience can be used for course credits. An educational curriculum will be provided as well as practical experience working with a variety of student-athletes at SMU. Interested applicants must exhibit effective communication skills, positive energy, attention to detail, a sense of urgency, and a willingness to work. Preferred qualifications include a completed Bachelor’s degree in Exercise Science or a related field and a certification through the CSCCa/NSCA. If interested, please submit a letter of application, resume, and four professional references to Rebekah Gold, Olympic Director of Human Performance, at Subject line should read: “SMU Human Performance Internship: Last Name, First Name””

NDSU: North Dakota State University’s Strength and Conditioning department is seeking
applicants for a FOOTBALL strength conditioning unpaid internship for the Winter/Spring
2019. This position will begin in January and end in May. The intent of the internship is to
provide a semesters worth of hands-on coaching experience working with our strength and
conditioning staff and eventually with our student-athletes. This will allow the individual to
gain knowledge of our program thus making them a viable candidate for future GA
positions. Duties will include assisting the Director of Football Strength & Conditioning with
all aspects of the football strength and conditioning program as well as daily maintenance
of the nutrition area, weight room and other responsibilities as assigned. Applicants must
be prepared to work long hours. These hours will vary throughout the internship and will
include early morning, late afternoon, or weekend hours. Requirements: Applicants must
possess a relentless work-ethic and have a strong desire to work with football in an intense
environment. They must understand the importance nutrition plays in the development of
the student-athlete and be willing to assist in that role. Again, this is a hands-on internship
where you will be expected to coach student-athletes once you have taken the time and
interest in learning the system. Candidates that are open-minded, inquisitive and have the
ability to listen and learn through an example-based, learning environment are encouraged
to apply. Previous weight room or athletic coaching experience preferred. Please include
cumulative GPA on resume. Application: E-mail resume, cover letter, GPA, and names of
three references to: Zach Cahill, Assistant Strength & Conditioning Coach – Football: 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. Direct inquiries to the Vice President for Equity, Diversity and Global
Outreach, 205 Old Main, (701) 231-7708.

Florida: The University of Florida Football Strength and Conditioning is looking to fill volunteer internship positions for the 2019 Spring semester. Applicants interested please send resume and references to Zach Akenberger at

Stanford: Stanford University is accepting applications for volunteer intern coaches to contribute to the Sports Performance program for the 2019 Winter & Spring quarters. Qualified candidates will have the opportunity to serve all 36 sports including Football and will have the opportunity to assist in all training sessions in compliance with NCAA rules. This is an unpaid opportunity that provides experience assisting the staff to implement individualized, comprehensive, sport-specific injury prevention and performance enhancement programs. The internship includes a curriculum to learn and apply Stanford Sports Performance’s training philosophy. Also part of the curriculum includes strength & conditioning basics, educational presentations, structure & organization, progressions, weight room management/logistics, sport science technologies/concepts, communication with other support staff & coaches, along with informal discussions. Potential candidates must possess an enthusiastic spirit, strong character, and demonstrate effective organization and communication skills. Required qualifications include achievement or current pursuit of a Bachelor’s Degree in Exercise Science or related course of study and CSCS or SCCC certification. Applicants must also have current CPR/AED certification. This internship is expected to begin no later than Sunday, January 6th, 2019, and requires a 6-month time commitment with opportunities to continue pending positive evaluation. During this evaluation, interns will have the opportunity to compete and earn consideration for a paid intern position on the Sports Performance staff. Deadline to apply is: Friday, October 26th, 2018. Please email your cover letter, with attached resume and list of at least three professional references to Raymond Tam, Sports Performance Coach at

Marshall: Marshall University (Olympic Sports) is seeking applications for a Part-Time Assistant Strength and Conditioning Coach. This will start as close to October 15 as the applicant can and will run until the end of the spring semester. Compensation is $11.51 an hour for 29 hours a week. Housing is also included. This position will write and implement programs for a variety of Olympic sports at Marshall and assist with the basketball teams. Additionally, this position will assist the strength and conditioning staff with upkeep of the facilities and help mentor intern coaches. Candidates must have one of the following certifications Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist (CSCS) through the National Strength and Conditioning Association (NSCA) or Strength and Conditioning Coach Certified (SCCC) through the Collegiate Strength and Conditioning Coaches Association (CSCCa). Candidates must be able to work well with both men’s and women’s teams. Please provide a Cover Letter, Resume, and 3 References in one PDF or Microsoft Word file to

South Carolina: The University of South Carolina is currently accepting applications for Spring 2019 internship positions. The University of South Carolina is looking for up and coming coaches who exemplify a strong work ethic, team first attitude and a desire to win. This internship will provide experience with in-season training, catapult, and the development of coaching skills while working under the Football Strength and Conditioning Department. This is an unpaid internship position that will be directly responsible for assisting with program implementation, set up and break down of all workouts, managing the facility, in addition to experience working with SEC athletes. Previous experience or participation in athletics is preferred. Other preferred qualifications include a certification from an accredited organization and proficiency in teaching and performing Olympic movements. Materials and information will be provided for those working towards CSCS or SCCC. Official start date would be early January and continue through the end of the semester. Please send cover letter, resume, and references to John Griffin at