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Strength Scoop - Tuesday October 31, 2017

Thursday October 31, 2017


Howard: The Howard University Strength and Conditioning Department is now accepting applications for 2-3 UNPAID interns for the Winter/Spring of 2018. The selected candidates will begin Monday, January 8 2018. This position is unpaid but offers the opportunity for advancement in the field of strength and conditioning through earned future recommendations. Daily responsibilities include, but are not limited to: assisting with the supervision of the Howard Football team, set up and breakdown for daily strength and conditioning activities, routine maintenance, cleaning and organization of the training facility, as well as the opportunity to gain hands on coaching experience by implementing the strength and conditioning program for Olympic sports as assigned by the Head Strength and Conditioning Coach. Prerequisites include working toward, or completion of a Bachelors’ Degree, and working toward NSCA or CSCCA certification. Please email a cover letter, resume, and three references to the Director of Strength and Conditioning Kendrick O'Mary at

Central Connecticut State: Central Connecticut State University is seeking applicants for the position of Sports Performance Intern for the Spring 2018 semester. Responsibilities: Successful candidates will assist in organizing and implementing movement assessments, dynamic warm-ups, speed and agility training, exercise technique progressions, strength training, and performance testing for all student athletes. Interns will also be responsible for weekly assignments and readings, collecting and interpreting testing data, the daily maintenance of equipment and facilities, and the development of instructional videos. Qualifications: Bachelor’s Degree required or working towards the completion of; First Aid and CPR certified, CSCS certified or working towards CSCS or other certification, and Division 1 coaching experience. Applications will be accepted until the positions are filled. Compensation: Successful candidates will receive valuable hands-on experience coaching college athletics. Course credit is also available if offered by applicant’s host institution. This is an unpaid internship. No monetary compensation, housing, or meals available at this time. Please email a cover letter, resume, and contact information for three references to Mike Piper, at No phone calls, please. Central Connecticut State University is an EEO/AA Institution.

Shippensburg: Shippensburg University is currently seeking qualified volunteer internship candidates for the spring 2018 semester. The spring strength and conditioning program will run from January 15 (Start date flexible) to May 4. Daily responsibilities will include but are not limited to: assisting with the supervision and execution of the strength and conditioning program for 20 DII varsity athletic teams including football and basketball, on floor coaching of student athletes, teaching student athletes safe and proper exercise technique, attending to the daily maintenance of the training facilities and professional development throughout the semester. This is an unpaid position however, the volunteer interns will gain hands on coaching experience in a collegiate setting, education in program design and application, have the potential to earn future recommendations for career opportunities and/or receive college credit if applicable. Chosen candidates will have the opportunity to complete the required 640 internship hours for the CSCCa – SCCC under the mentorship of Robert Day. Minimum Qualifications: Strong work ethic, punctuality, enthusiasm, Effective communication skills, Desire to become a collegiate strength and conditioning coach, First Aid, CPR & AED certified. Preferred Qualifications: Pursuing or have attained a bachelor’s or master’s degree in exercise science, kinesiology, exercise physiology or related field, Previous coaching experience in a collegiate, professional or high school setting or competitive collegiate involvement, Pursuing or have attained relevant certifications: SCCC, CSCS, USAW, FMS, etc. It is strongly advised that all potential candidates make sure that this internship is economically feasible before applying. Individuals chosen for the position are subject to University background checks. All interested candidates should email a cover letter, resume, and three references in one PDF or Word document to Head Strength and Conditioning Coach Robert Day at by December 15, 2017.

USC:The University of South Carolina is currently accepting applications for intern strength & conditioning coaches for the 2018 Spring Semester. Accepted interns will work primarily with the football team. Highly motivated and disciplined individuals are encouraged to apply. The individual will be expected to contribute at a high level from the first day and responsibilities will be dictated by performance and attitude. Preferred qualifications include: Bachelor’s degree in exercise science or related field, SCCC, CSCS, or USAW certifications; CPR/AED certification and previous coaching experience at the college level. There is no monetary compensation so if this position is not an economically feasible option for you, please do not apply.To apply, send a resume, a list of 3 professional references, and a letter of interest to Assistant Strength and Conditioning Coach Josh Lawson at

William Penn: William Penn University (NAIA- Oskaloosa, IA) is currently accepting applications for a PAID Athletic Performance Fellowship. This is a 6 month position starting January 8th. There will be a monthly stipend attached to the position along with continuing education opportunities such as attending conferences and clinics. At the end of the position, there is a possibility of continuing on as a Graduate Assistant. Responsibilities include assisting with the design and implementation for a variety of William Penn University’s collegiate sports. The qualified candidate will be assigned sports based on his/her background and experience. The position will also assist the Head Athletic Performance coach, help with maintenance of the Randleman Fitness Center, and perform other duties as assigned by the Head Athletic Performance Coach. Proven knowledge and experience with sport specific strength, speed, and agility programs is necessary. · Candidates must hold a BA/BS in exercise science or a health related field and be working toward certification as a Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist with the National Strength & Conditioning Association, SCCC through the CSCCa, and/or hold a USAW-Sports Performance Certificate. · Candidates must hold a minimum 3.0 GPA within their undergraduate field of study. · Candidates with an athletic background or experience (volunteer/intern) in a collegiate strength and conditioning program is preferred · Candidates must possess strong communication skills and have the ability to effectively work with student athletes, the sports medicine staff, administrators and sport coaches. · Candidates must possess skills and proficiency with Microsoft Word and Excel. · Qualified applicants email cover letter, resume and references to

Citadel: The Citadel is currently accepting applications for two VOLUNTEER Strength & Conditioning (S&C) internship positions. The internship will last from January 4 – April 27. Interns will gain practical experience working in a Division I S&C environment under the guidance of an approved CSCCa mentor. Minimum requirements include CPR, AED, and First Aid certifications; an unwavering work ethic, a desire to become an industry professional, the ability to adjust to a demanding work schedule, and effective communication and leadership skills in a group setting. Other preferred qualifications include certification from a recognized governing body (NSCA, ACSM, USAW, CSCCa, etc.), previous intern or coaching experience, personal involvement in a competitive sport, and proficiency with computer productivity applications. Responsibilities will include assisting with team training sessions, daily, weekly, and semester long professional development assignments, facility maintenance, and other tasks as designated by the S&C staff. Interested candidates must submit: - Cover letter (one page maximum) - Resume (one page maximum) - Three professional references* - A video (3:00 maximum) answering: o Why do you coach? o Why do you coach the way you coach? o What does it feel like to be coached by you? o Define success. *Note: Cover letter, resume, and references must be submitted in ONE PDF file (in that order) To apply, send one e-mail (with PDF and video attached) to Mike Morgan at Subject line should read: “Citadel S&C Internship, Spring 2018; Last Name, First Name.” This should also be the title of your attached document. Apply immediately; applications will be accepted until positions are filled.

Charlotte: Charlotte is looking for unpaid interns for the Spring of 2018. Individuals should be seeking a Bachelor's or Master's degree in exercise science or related field; working towards NSCA-CSCS, CSCCa, or USAW certifications. Interested individuals must be CPR and first aid certified. Hours completed will be counted toward graduate internship requirements. Questions and resumes can be emailed to Stacy Hummer, Director of Strength and Conditioning for Olympic Sports at