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Strength Scoop - Wednesday October 17, 2018

Wednesday October 17, 2018


Florida State: Florida State Strength and Conditioning Department is accepting applications for interns for WINTER/SPRING 2019. This is a volunteer, UNPAID, position and offers Division I experience and training in an educational environment and the opportunity for future recommendations or opportunities in the field of strength and conditioning. Responsibilities will include: assist the Football Strength and Conditioning staff in the training of the Florida State University’s Division I football program; 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. The internship would start date would be in January and end in April. 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: NSCA, CSCS; CSCCA, SCCC; USAW and CPR –First Aid certification. Candidates must email a letter of application, resume and the names of three references to Assistant Football Strength and Conditioning Coach Joey Carnes at

Kentucky: The University of Kentucky Football Performance Staff is currently seeking Strength and Conditioning Interns for the Winter/Spring Semester of 2019. These Intern positions will start on January 9th , 2018 . Individuals will assist with “FOOTBALL” only. Preferred applicants must be highly motivated, possess a tremendous work ethic, and be interested in becoming a Strength and Conditioning/Performance Coach. A Nationally accredited certification is preferred, but not required. Must be CPR/AED certified. There is no monetary compensation so if this position is not an economically feasible option for you, please do not apply. All interested applicants should email a cover letter, resume, and three professional references. Send all correspondence to Assistant Strength and Conditioning Coach Deonte Mack via email only No phone calls please.

University of Milwaukee: Milwaukee Strength & Conditioning is currently seeking volunteers for an UNPAID internship to contribute to the program for the Winter/Spring. 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 coaching staff in all aspects of the strength and conditioning program. Interns 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. 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 is preferred but not required. This internship will start in early January and run through May. To apply, send an email with your cover letter, resume, and list of three professional references to Tom Bjugstad, Assistant Director of Strength and Conditioning at

Western Illinois: Western Illinois University is currently accepting applications for 1 (one) available Graduate Assistant Strength and Conditioning Coaching position. This is a 1 year appointment for the Spring-Summer-Fall 2019 academic year with the possibility of renewal for a 2 nd year. Responsibilities would include designing and implementing strength and conditioning programs for assigned teams, as well as other tasks as assigned by the head strength coach. Candidate must have a strong passion for strength and conditioning, knowledge of Olympic based lifts, and a desire to continue in a sports performance coaching career. Working hours will vary for this position. Most likely start date will be January 12, 2019. Applications will be accepted until position is filled. Qualifications: Bachelors Degree in Exercise Science or related field. Candidate must be accepted to the Exercise Science Graduate Program at Western Illinois University with a minimum GPA of 3.0. Candidate must have OR actively be seeking a certification from the CSCCa or NSCA. Prior experience in collegiate, professional, or private strength and conditioning will strongly be preferred. Candidate must have the ability to motivate, educate, and coach the student-athlete to reach their highest potential. Candidate must show ability to write sound training plans, as well as teach the movements to the current WIU Strength Staff. One must have the ability to communicate daily at a high level with the strength and conditioning staff, athletic training staff, assigned sport coaches, and sport administrators. A current CPR/AED certification is required. Compensation: Tuition waiver and monthly stipend (around $830/month after taxes). Student Fees are NOT covered by Tuition Waiver. Potential GA will be responsible to zero those fees out to register for future semesters. WIU Health Insurance is required for you to pay if you do not currently have an alternative (around $800 per semester). WIU Health Insurance can be waived if you have alternative health insurance. Please submit a cover letter, resume, and 3 references to Director of Strength and Conditioning Matt Jacobs at