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Strength Scoop - Tuesday September 26, 2017

Tuesday September 26, 2017


North Carolina: The University of North Carolina Olympic Sports Strength and Conditioning is accepting applications for the SPRING 2018 Athletic Development Internship Program. This is an unpaid position. Start date: JANUARY 8th End Date MAY 4th. Intern responsibilities include: Assisting with the supervision of training programs; Assisting with daily operations and facility/equipment maintenance; Completion of various educational assignments during the internship. Intern qualifications include: Punctuality; Enthusiasm; Strong work ethic; Ability to volunteer a minimum of 40 hours per week. Preferred qualifications include: Senior status or completion of a bachelor's degree in exercise science or related field; SCCC, CSCS, or USAW certification; CPR certification and a strong desire to become a Collegiate Strength and Conditioning Coach. Interns will receive experience working in a Division I environment, have the potential to earn recommendations for future career opportunities, and receive college credit if applicable. To apply: Applicants should send a cover letter, resume, and 3 professional references to: Erik Hernandez, Assistant Director for Strength and Conditioning-Olympic Sports, via e-mail: Application deadline: DECEMBER 8TH.

Harvard: Harvard University Strength and Conditioning is accepting applications for the Spring 2018 internship. This is a volunteer, UNPAID, position and offers Division I experience with 42 varsity sports and training in an educational environment as well as an opportunity for future recommendations or opportunities in the field of strength and conditioning. Responsibilities will include: assist the Strength and Conditioning staff in the training of the Harvard University sports programs; assist with daily administrative, and maintenance duties; assist in the set-up and break-down of equipment for every workout; spotting athletes and participate in weekly projects and assignments for the duration of the internship. Minimum Qualifications: must have a strong work-ethic, enthusiasm and a desire to develop the characteristics necessary to become a successful strength and conditioning coach. Preferred Qualifications: Bachelor’s degree in exercise science or related field and pursuing CSCS or relevant certification from one of the following: CSCS; SCCC; USAW and CPR –First Aid certification. Candidates must email a letter of application, resume and the names of three references to Assistant Director of Strength and Conditioning Coach Jake Niedermann at

Buffalo: The University at Buffalo (MAC) Football Sports Performance Department is looking for four (4) Spring 2018 volunteer positions. One (1) position will be on the staff of five, while the other three (3) will be non-coaching volunteer positions for the spring term. All positions will be UNPAID (no monetary compensation). To be in consideration for the position on the staff of five, the potential candidate must be certified through either the NSCA (CSCS) or CSCCA (SCCC) and have their CPR/AED certification. The successful candidates will assist with all daily duties as it pertains to Buffalo Football Sports Performance including but not limited to: assist with coaching, data tracking, data entry, supplementation and any other duties as assigned by the Director of Sports Performance. The expected start date (in Buffalo, NY) will tentatively be the middle to end of Janurary, 2018. Interested applicants should e-mail a cover letter, resume, and three professional references in a SINGLE PDF file to Assistant Sports Performance Coach Conor McNally at

Miami (OH): The Miami University Strength & Conditioning Department is currently accepting applications for volunteer interns for all 17 varsity sports, including Football, during the Spring of 2018. Qualifications: Ideal candidates will possess a strong work ethic, willingness to learn, and a strong desire to become a Strength & Conditioning Professional. Weekends may be required. May be used for class credit through any institution, but not required. Compensation: This is an unpaid voluntary position. Candidates will gain experience training Division-1 athletes, exposure to sports nutrition, program design, professionalism, and have the potential to earn recommendation towards future employment in the field. Successful completion of the internship may lead to an extension with the program into future semesters. To apply, please email cover letter, resume, and at least three (3) professional references to Nate Rock at Please no phone calls.

Fresno State: Fresno State University is accepting applications for VOLUNTEER intern coaches to contribute to the Program. Qualified candidates will work directly with 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 Football Strength and Conditioning Staff with the implementation of individualized, comprehensive, sport-specific injury prevention and performance enhancement programs. Potential candidates must possess an enthusiastic spirit, strong character, a desire to become a strength and conditioning professional and demonstrate effective organization and communication skills. Required qualifications include current CPR/ AED certification, as well as achievement or current pursuit of a Bachelor’s Degree in Exercise Science or related course of study and CSCS or SCCC certification. This internship is expected to begin no later than Monday, January 8 th 2018, and requires a 6-month time commitment. During this time period, interns will receive experience working at the Division 1 level, have the potential to earn recommendations for future career opportunities and receive college credit if applicable. To apply, send an email with the subject header, “Fresno State S&C Internship- Last Name, First Name.” Deadline to apply is: October 20 th 2017. Please email letter of application, resume and list of three professional references together as one PDF file to Bobby Thomas, Assistant Strength and Conditioning Coach at

Central Michigan: The CMU Strength and Conditioning Department has spring 2018 unpaid academic internship opportunities available for undergraduate and graduate degree seeking students. Applicants must receive academic credit from current University to be considered. These academic internship positions are designed to engage current students actively seeking a career as a strength and conditioning coach in the day-to-day operations of a Division I weight room. Students will be exposed to all aspects of an NCAA Division I strength and conditioning program. Responsibilities include, but are not limited to: assisting with the supervision and training of ALL varsity programs, completing weekly requirements set out with a hands on weekly curriculum, assisting with daily administrative and maintenance duties, and teaching techniques in a wide variety of lifts.These intern positions provide the opportunity to gain valuable experience while working in a dynamic, educational based, and collaborative environment. Ideal candidates will be certified or actively pursuing certification from NSCA and/or CSCCa. If candidate is currently in pursuit of CSCS certification, Central Michigan University is an approved online proctoring site for the exam. Interns should be prepared to work up to 40 hours/week, which may include days, nights, weekends and/or holidays. All interns will receive instruction in, and be required to comply with, NCAA and Central Michigan University rules, regulations and policies. Interested students need to submit ONE pdf document containing: a cover letter, resume, and three professional references to be considered for the position. Starting date for this internship would be Monday January 8th 2018. Application materials can be emailed to: Aaron McLatcher at Affordable housing arrangements are available minutes away from campus. Applications will be accepted until all positions are filled. For full consideration, applications must be received by 11:59 p.m. (EST) on October 16th , 2017.

Stetson: Stetson University Strength and Conditioning Department is now accepting applications for 2-3 Strength Interns for the Spring semester of 2017. Interns will gain experience working with all 19 athletic teams at Stetson University including football. This is an unpaid position, but individuals will gain experience in a Division I collegiate strength & conditioning department, as well as possible future recommendation for employment. Applicants can also receive academic credits if applicable and needed for certain program requirements. Responsibilities include, but are not limited to: assisting with the supervision and execution of the strength and conditioning program for the Hatter athletic teams, 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 course of study and a desire to become a strength and conditioning professional in the collegiate setting. All applicants should have, or be working towards a CSCS or SCCC certification. Previous experience coaching in a collegiate setting or playing a collegiate competitive sport are also highly desirable. Applications will be taken until the positions are filled. All interested candidates please email a cover letter, resume and three references to Assistant Strength & Conditioning Coach Spencer Phillips at