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Strength Scoop - Wednesday March 11, 2020

Tuesday March 10, 2020


Stanford: Stanford University Football Sports Performance Program is accepting applications for ONE volunteer intern coach to contribute to the Football Sports Performance program for the 2020 Spring Quarter. Successful candidates will have the opportunity to serve as a Sports Performance Intern Coach and assist in all training sessions in compliance with NCAA rules. This is an UNPAID opportunity that provides experience assisting the Football Sports Performance staff with the implementation of comprehensive, sport-specific, injury prevention and performance enhancement training programs. In addition to daily responsibilities, this internship includes a professional development curriculum built on the foundation of the Stanford Football Sports Performance training philosophies. This curriculum includes education of functional strength training techniques, coaching development, sport-specific conditioning concepts, sport science technologies and applications, professional development presentations, programming, weight room management/logistics, along with injury prevention practices. The goal of this internship is to develop highly effective sports performance coaches with the potential to transition into a paid position with Stanford, another university, or professional organization. Potential candidates must have a strong desire to become a collegiate FOOTBALL sports performance coach, possess an enthusiastic spirit, strong character, and demonstrate effective organizational 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 Monday, April 13th, 2020, and requires a 8-Week time commitment with opportunities to continue pending positive evaluation. Deadline to apply is: Friday, March 20th, 2020. If interested in applying, send email with subject header “Stanford Football Sports Performance Internship - Last Name, First Name.” Please attach cover letter, resume and a list of three professional references as one PDF file to James Perez, Associate Football Sports Performance Coach, at

Illinois: The University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign Olympic Strength and Conditioning Department (non-Football & non-basketball) is currently accepting applications for our Summer 2020 volunteer internship. This is a voluntary position and will receive no monetary compensation. Accepted applicants will have the opportunity to gain experience coaching Division I (Big Ten) student-athletes, as well as, participate in a practical and classroom-based education program. Interns will be eligible to apply internship hours towards undergraduate/graduate internship requirements. Upon successful completion of one semester, interns will have the opportunity to receive a recommendation for future positions. Minimum qualifications include: current CPR, AED, and First Aid certifications; currently pursuing (or holding) a degree in an exercise science related field; a great work ethic and strong desire to become an industry professional. Preferred qualifications include: currently pursing (or holding) a certification from a recognized governing body (NSCA, CSCCa, USAW, ACSM, etc); previous internship/coaching experience; experience as a collegiate athlete; Microsoft Office proficiency; and the ability to commit to at least 20 hours per week. Responsibilities include: assisting with team training sessions; daily, weekly, and semester-long professional development assignments; remaining updated on current developments in strength training and conditioning; and facility maintenance. Interested candidates, send an email with the subject header, “Illinois Olympic S&C Internship – Last Name, First Name.” Please email a cover letter, resume, and three professional references as one PDF file to Emily Schilling, Assistant Strength and Conditioning Coach, at

Southern Utah: Southern Utah University: Southern Utah University is actively seeking applicants for an unpaid internship position working with Football for the summer of 2020. Weekends would be free to get a side job. Position start date is May 25th and end date is July 29 th . Start and end date is flexible. Internship responsibilities will vary and will include various duties. Hours will vary throughout the summer and will include early morning, and late afternoons. Interns in our program can expect to gain valuable hands on experience in areas such as program design, exercise instruction, plyometric, speed and agility techniques, conditioning, facility and athlete management. Our staff will take the time to mentor and develop interns within our program. We believe that an educated and well-trained staff will have a powerful and meaningful impact on our student athletes. Requirements: obtaining a Bachelor’s degree in a related field required, CSCS or CSCCA preferred but not needed. Must have a strong desire to pursue a career in strength and conditioning, possess an excellent work ethic and have the ability to take initiative and be pro-active. Previous weight room or athletic coaching experience preferred. Application: E-mail resume, cover letter, and names of 3 professional references to: Andrew Shirek Director of Football Strength and Conditioning at

Concordia St. Paul: Concordia St. Paul Strength and Conditioning is accepting applications for 2020 Summer Strength and Conditioning Volunteer Internship. This is an UNPAID position. Start date: June 1 st , 2020; End Date: August 7 th, 2020. Hours are roughly 5:00AM-12:00PM Monday-Friday. The week of 6/29-7/3 will be off. Volunteer responsibilities include: Assisting with implementation of strength and conditioning programs at CSP; Assisting with daily operations and facility/equipment maintenance; set up and take down of strength and conditioning facilities for workouts; involvement in an internship education program, and other duties assigned by the strength staff. Volunteer qualifications include: CPR/First Aid and AED certification; passion to listen, learn and apply your knowledge. Preferred qualifications include: Playing and/or coaching experience in collegiate (or higher) athletics. To apply applicants should send a cover letter, resume, and three professional references in one PDF document to Michael Tucker at Email should be sent with the subject line CSP SUMMER INTERNSHIP 2020.

Wisconsin Milwaukee: University of Wisconsin Milwaukee Strength & Conditioning is currently seeking volunteers for an UNPAID internship to contribute to the program for Summer 2020. Qualified candidates will have the opportunity to assist the full-time staff with training in compliance with NCAA rules. This is an unpaid opportunity that offers valuable knowledge and hands on experience assisting the full-time coaching staff in all aspects of the strength and conditioning program. During the internship, potential candidates will receive hands-on experience working at the Division 1 level and have the potential to earn recommendations for future career opportunities. Potential candidates must possess a strong work ethic and character, great energy and enthusiasm, as well as the ability to demonstrate effective organization and communication skills. Potential candidates must have a great desire to learn about the strength and conditioning profession as well as pursue a career in the collegiate setting. Previous experience in a strength & conditioning program, coaching internship experience or collegiate athletics experience are preferred but not required. This internship has an anticipated start date of May 25, 2020 and will conclude July 28, 2020. To apply, send an email with your cover letter, resume, and list of three professional references to Tom Bjugstad, Associate Director of Strength and Conditioning at