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Strength Scoop - Wednesday July 10, 2019

Wednesday July 10, 2019


Washington: The University of Washington Football Strength and Conditioning staff is looking for unpaid volunteer interns for the Fall quarter of 2019. Ideal candidates will be highly motivated and working towards a Bachelor’s or Master’s degree. Candidates must be CPR/AED certified and possess or currently working towards certification through the USAW, NSCA, or CSCCa. The internship will include set up and take down of the weight room, daily cleaning and maintenance, completion of a comprehensive educational curriculum, hands on experience, and any other duties assigned by the strength and conditioning staff. This is an UNPAID position and if this will not work financially, please do not apply. All interested candidates should send a resume and 3 references to

SMU: The Southern Methodist University Human Performance Department is currently accepting applications for a Volunteer Intern Strength & Conditioning Coach. Responsibilities include assisting with football, 1-3 Olympic sports, and completing an educational curriculum. This internship can be used for course credits. 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 three professional references to Elias Ellefsen, Co-Director of Human Performance, at Subject line should read: “SMU Human Performance Internship: Last Name, First Name”

Wisconsin: The University of Wisconsin Olympic Strength & Conditioning Department is currently accepting applications for volunteer interns for Fall 2019. Application deadline Monday, July 14th 2019. This is an UNPAID internship position with the potential for course credit for individuals currently enrolled in a degree seeking program. Internship start date for the summer semester will be Monday, August 5th and will be completed on Friday, December 19th or specified by assigned coach. Hours will be determined by facility and team needs but anticipate early mornings, late nights, weekends and possible holiday responsibilities. Qualifications: Currently pursuing, or a recent graduate of, an exercise science or related field, certified in CPR/First Aid, and a strong desire to become a collegiate strength and conditioning coach. Preferred qualification: 1-2 years’ of coaching experience within a collegiate strength and conditioning environment and NSCA, USAW or CSCCa certification(s). Individuals will gain knowledge and experience within a Division I Collegiate Strength and Conditioning setting. Individuals will have the opportunity to work within one of our three Olympic weight rooms on campus. Assignments will be based on staffing needs and strengths of the prospective internship candidates. Daily responsibilities will include but are not limited to: assisting with the supervision and execution of strength and conditioning related training programs for various sports, providing support for technological services, attending to the daily maintenance of the training facilities, and progression developmental opportunities throughout the internship program. Applicants must submit an online internship application via this link including their cover letter, resume and three professionally relevant reference list in one PDF document to Kevin Schultz at

Weber State: Weber State University is actively seeking applicants for the UNPAID internship program the FALL of 2019. The internship program will run from AUGUST 5 TH thru DECEMBER 13 th . Interns will gain practical experience working in a Strength and Conditioning Setting. Over the course of the semester interns can expect to work early morning, late afternoon, or weekend hours. As an intern you can expect to assist with all team training sessions. Gain valuable knowledge and experience via, exercise selection/progression/regression, facility management, and professional development assignments. The goal of the internship program is to develop the skills and coaching experience that prepare successful interns for graduate assistant positions at the conclusion of their time in the program. Requirements: Graduate, or Undergraduate students working towards a degree in exercise science or related field. A strong desire to become a Strength and Conditioning Professional at the Collegiate Level, ability to maintain a flexible and demanding schedule, effective communication and leadership skills in a group setting. Compensation: Academic credit and professional experience only, this is an unpaid internship. Application: Interested candidates must email a cover letter, resume and 3 professional references to Subject “Weber State Strength and Conditioning Internship”. Please submit all applications by May 10th.

Youngstown State: The Youngstown State University Football and Olympic Strength and Conditioning Staff is currently seeking 1-2 highly motivated intern candidates for the Fall of 2019. The successful candidate will be both hard working and possess a willingness to learn. While the position is UNPAID the candidate will be compensated through high amounts of hands on experience at the division I level with both Football and Olympic sports. Interns will have the ability to apply internship hours towards undergraduate and graduate programs. The candidates will also have an opportunity to gain valuable knowledge in both on the floor coaching, and programing. Candidates have an opportunity to earn professional recommendations for future ventures. The start date for this position will be August 2019 and the candidate will have time for work opportunities outside of the internship. Requirements; candidate must be CPR/AED certified, completed or currently enrolled in degree in exercise science or a related field, and currently holding or working towards a professional certification such as the NSCA CSCS, or CSCCa. If interested please contact Matthew Sommers at with your cover letter, resume and a list of three references.

Albany (FCS - NY): The University at Albany Strength and Conditioning Department is now accepting applications for Volunteer Interns for the fall semester of 2019. This internship will begin August 19th and will conclude in December of 2019. These are unpaid positions. Responsibilities include, but are not limited to; assisting with the supervision and execution of the strength and conditioning program for an FBS football program at the University at Albany Football and all seventeen Division 1 Olympic Sports. Interns will assist with 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 or professional setting. Postgraduate applicants are also required to hold a certification from a recognized governing body (NSCA or CSCCA) and all undergraduate applicants should be working towards their certification. Other preferred qualifications include previous coaching in a collegiate setting and personal involvement in a collegiate competitive 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 as one (1) PDF document to Assistant Strength and Conditioning Coach Rich Irving at

Findlay (D-II - OH): The University of Findlay, NCAA Division II, is actively looking to hire a full time Strength and Conditioning Assistant position. Applicants must have CSCS and/or CSCCa certification. This position is an 11 month re-newable contract with benefits. Must be a motivated individual that has experience with both male and female collegiate athletes. The position will include, but is not limited to, Men’s Wrestling, Women’s Lacrosse, and Softball while assisting Head Strength and Conditioning Coordinator with Football, Men’s Basketball, Women’s Basketball and Volleyball. With these duties, the position will also be in charge of our Internship program. Must be highly motivated, organized, passionate about continuing education, and dedicated to the betterment of our student athletes. The University of Findlay utilizes Workday for all of our application processes. Applicants can find the link on our website: The employment information will be within the Human Resources tab under “open positions” search options. When applying be sure to include a cover letter, resume, and three professional references. Previous college coaching experience required.

Hillsdale (D-II - MI): Ohio Northern (D-III) strength coach Mitchell Faine has accepted the head strength coach position at Hillsdale.

Wisconsin: University of Wisconsin-Madison’s Football Strength and Conditioning Department is seeking highly motivated intern candidates for the 2019 Fall Semester (Late August – December 20 th ). The Wisconsin strength and conditioning internship program is designed to provide students the opportunity to work with Division I student-athletes and develop the hands-on skills to start a successful career as a collegiate strength and conditioning coach. The experience gained during this non-paid internship will be achieved through: 1) Hard Work, the work load will be high, which will ensure that the individual involved and staff gain equal benefit from the internship, as well as allow ample opportunity for the intern to have a realistic experience of the profession. 2) Administrative duties as assigned by the staff – Administrative duties such as setup and daily maintenance will provide experience in the upkeep of the facility. These duties will increase in intensity as initiative and trust is established between all parties involved. 3) Teach proper techniques for Olympic lifts, power lifts, mobility, core, and speed development exercises. 4) Motivating student-athletes to achieve their maximum potential in all areas of performance. 5) Presentation to Strength Staff at end of semester; Presentation will include a brief overview of assigned S&C related book, findings from two-offsite visits taken during semester, and explaining a 52-Week S&C Program developed for Collegiate Football Athletes. Applicants must submit a cover letter, resume, and professional references to Kyle Costigan at KJC@Athletics.Wisc.Edu as well as fill out a short survey at via this link.