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Strength Scoop - Wednesday November 20, 2019

Tuesday November 19, 2019


Rice: The Rice University Football Strength & Conditioning Department is currently accepting applications for VOLUNTEER coaches for the Winter/Spring of 2020. The internship is scheduled to begin Sunday, January 12, and will run through Friday, April 24. This is an unpaid position; however, this opportunity offers a valuable professional recommendation for advancement in the field of strength & conditioning. Responsibilities include, but not are not limited to: assisting with the daily implementation of training for the Rice Football team, set-up and breakdown of daily strength & conditioning training sessions, routine maintenance, cleaning and organization of the training facility, data collection, as well as participation in an internship curriculum. Interns will also have the opportunity to assist in the design and implementation of various Olympic Sports training programs. Prerequisites include CPR/AED Certification, as well as completion of, or working towards a Bachelor’s Degree in a related field. Interested candidates should email a cover letter, resume, and three references to Jason Russell at Rice University requires selected candidates to partake in a background check prior to participation in the internship.

Villanova: Villanova is currently accepting applications for two VOLUNTEER Strength & Conditioning interns for SPRING 2020. The internship will last from January 6th - May 15th with an opportunity to extend if desired. Interns will gain practical experience working in a Division 1 S&C environment, specifically with the football team. Minimum requirements include CPR, AED, and First Aid certifications, a strong work ethic, a desire to become an industry professional, and effective communication and leadership skills. Preferred qualifications include certification from a recognized governing body (NSCA, ACSM, USAW, CSCCa, etc.) as well as previous intern or coaching experience. Responsibilities will include assisting with football training sessions, weekly professional development assignments, facility maintenance, and other tasks as designated by the S&C staff. There is no financial compensation for this position, HOWEVER, this position may provide the opportunity for a role as one of the five coaches on the floor. Interns may assist in coaching training sessions depending on their development and work ethic. This position requires a minimum of 20 hours per week. To apply, e-mail ONE document with a copy of your cover letter, resume, and three references to Mike Tucker at Subject line should read: “Villanova Internship: Last Name, First Name.” This should also be the title of your attached document.

Fresno State: California State University, Fresno (Fresno St.) Strength and Conditioning Department is seeking applicants for one (1) Graduate Assistant position with Olympic sports beginning the Spring 2020 semester. The candidate will earn the opportunity to be primarily responsible for 1-2 teams and assist several other Olympic sports as assigned. Position includes a tuition sponsorship for graduate school credit hours and a monthly stipend for no longer than two (2) years in duration. Responsibilities include but are not limited to: Design and implement training programs under direction of full-time staff; assist strength and conditioning staff with the implementation of training programs for both male and female athletic teams as assigned; ability to teach and perform proper lifting techniques and drills; assist in student-athlete physical testing; effectively communicate with staff; daily upkeep and maintenance of weight room. Minimum Qualifications: Bachelor’s degree in exercise science or related field; Apply and be accepted into graduate school; Possess or work towards either SCCC or CSCS certifications; CPR/AED certified; Ability to work a flexible schedule including nights and weekends; Abide by all NCAA, Conference, and University rules and regulations. Previous experience coaching and/or competing at the collegiate level is preferred. Please email a cover letter, resume, and three (3) professional references in an attached single PDF document to Nick O’Brien at Use the subject heading “Fresno St. S&C GA Position: Last Name, First Name.” Deadline to apply is December 13, 2019. All applicants may be subject to a background check.

Alabama State: Alabama State University Strength and Conditioning Department under the leadership of Director of Strength and Conditioning Coach Lonnie (LB) Brown, is now accepting applications for 2-4 Volunteer Interns for the Spring 2020, start date is flexible. This is an UNPAID POSITION so do not apply if this is not economically feasible for you. Responsibilities include but are not limited to; assisting with the supervision and execution of the strength and conditioning program for all 19 Division 1 University Athletic Programs, 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. This internship can count towards hours required to graduate. All applicants must hold or be working towards a nationally accredited certification (SCCC, CSCS, or USAW); Candidates must also be CPR/AED certified. Other preferred qualifications include previous coaching in a collegiate setting and personal involvement in a collegiate competitive sport. To apply send a cover letter, resume, and 3 professional references to the Director of Strength and Conditioning; Lonnie Brown, via e-mail labeled “S&C Internship” to All interns will be required to adhere to all department, SWAC, and NCAA rules and regulations. They also must act with the upmost integrity when representing the University and the department of athletics.