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Strength Scoop - Wednesday October 18, 2017

Wednesday October 18, 2017


Washington: The University of Washington Football Strength and Conditioning Program is currently seeking internship applicants for the winter and spring quarter of 2018. Interns will have the opportunity to continue their experience through the summer dependent upon individual performance during winter/spring workouts. Must adhere to the rules of the NCAA, The University of Washington Intercollegiate Athletics Department, and the Pac-12 Conference. Required qualifications: Currently pursuing/possessing bachelors or masters in exercise science or a related field, First Aid CPR/AED certified, Currently pursuing/possessing NSCA, CSCCa, or USAW certification(s), and a strong desire to become a Collegiate/Professional Strength & Conditioning Coach. Compensation: This is a non-paid volunteer position. Individuals will gain experience in a Division I collegiate speed, strength & conditioning setting, as well as future recommendation for employment. College credit will be given as approved by their institution. Applicants are strongly encouraged to secure housing in the Seattle area prior to the start date once selected. Tentative start date 1/22/2018. Applicants please submit a cover letter, resume, and list of professional references to

Notre Dame: The University of Notre Dame Department of Athletics is accepting applications for on-call football interns to begin Winter 2018. This position offers Division I experience and training in an educational environment and the opportunity of advancement in the field of strength and conditioning. It also provides the opportunity to gain exposure on a national NCAA Division I team, while increasing marketability to a future employer. Responsibilities will include: Assist the Football Strength and Conditioning staff in the supervision and training of Notre Dame’s Division I football program; assist with daily administrative, cleaning and maintenance duties; assist in the set-up and break-down of equipment for every workout; and participate in weekly projects and assignments for the duration of the internship. MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS: Must have a strong work-ethic, a positive attitude, 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, pursuing CSCCA SCCC certification or relevant certification from one of the following: SCCC; NSCA, CSCS; USAW, and pursing CPR –First Aid certification. Application and Internship Dates Application Deadline: November 15, 2017 Internship Start Date: January 10, 2018 Approx. End Date: May 4, 2018 Please email letter of application and list of three professional references together in one PDF file to David Grimes, Assistant Strength and Conditioning Coach at

North Dakota State: The North Dakota State University Strength & Conditioning Department is actively seeking interested students to fulfill UNPAID internship positions with our Olympic sports program for spring, summer and fall semesters. Candidates for the position should be a graduate or undergraduate student in exercise science or a related field and have a strong desire to pursue a career in strength and conditioning. Internship responsibilities will vary and will include various duties within the NDSU Strength & Conditioning Department. Hours will vary throughout the semester and may include early morning, late afternoon, or weekend hours. As an intern in our program, you will have the opportunity to join a high functioning, collaborative team of professionals who are committed to helping our athletes achieve their full potential on and off the field. 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. It is our goal to equip our interns with the skills needed to achieve a graduate assistant position at the conclusion of their time in our program. All interns will take part in a formal internship curriculum with weekly meetings and assignments. 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: Graduate or undergraduate students working towards a degree in exercise science or a related field. Must have a strong desire to pursue a career in strength and conditioning. Previous weight room or athletic experience preferred. Compensation: Academic credit only, this is an unpaid internship. Application: E-mail resume, cover letter, and names of 3 professional references to: Adam Mead, Assistant Strength & Conditioning Coach – Olympic Sports at

San Jose State: San Jose State University is seeking highly motivated and qualified candidates for the position of VOLUNTEER/INTERN Athletic Performance Coach for the Spring 2018 semester. The capable candidates will have the opportunity to advance their career while gaining valuable knowledge and experience in the field of Athletic Performance at a Division 1A institution. Responsibilities for the positions include assisting AP staff with all daily maintenance and operational duties, involvement in volunteer/intern professional development curriculum, opportunity to coach division 1 athletes, as well as other duties assigned by the Head Athletic Performance Coach. No financial compensation will be provided. Applicants should have completed a Bachelor's or Master's degree in Exercise Science or a related field and working towards CSCS or SCCC. Must have a strong desire to be involved in Athletic Performance at the collegiate level; proficient in Microsoft Excel; excellent communication skills, both oral and written; excellent organizational skills and attention to detail; must be diligent and willing to learn; adhere to all University, Mountain West Conference and NCAA regulations. This position requires a minimum of 30 hours per week. This internship will run from January 15th through May 25th. For full consideration email your cover letter, resume, and three references in one Word Document to Michael Nicolini at

St. Louis University: Saint Louis University is seeking a Volunteer Basketball Sports Performance intern for Winter/Spring 2018. This position is UNPAID. The tentative dates are January 4th – May 1st. The selected candidate will be exposed to: Olympic lifting, Powerlifting, Velocity based training, Plyometrics, Speed training, Energy system development, FMS screening, Nutrition, Corrective exercise programs, Hydration testing. Additionally, the selected candidate will be afforded the opportunity to complete his or her CSCCa mentorship requirements and receive recommendation to sit for the SCCC exam. Required qualifications: -Currently obtained or pursuing a Bachelor's or Master's degree in exercise science, pedagogy, or a related field -Strong desire to pursue a career in Sports Performance -Exceptional work ethic and takes initiative -Currently obtained or pursuing CSCCa or NSCA. Please send resume and cover letter to Assistant Athletic Director for Sports Performance Riley Allen at

Liberty: Liberty University Department of Strength and Conditioning for Olympic Sports is seeking applicants who are highly motivated to fill internship positions for the Spring of 2018. This is an unpaid position where school gear is offered and meal assistance is provided. Interns will also have the chance to earn additional assigned responsibilities. Academic credits can be applied towards an Exercise Science or related Undergraduate or Graduate program if necessary. The internship is also Mentor Approved for those preparing to complete the required hours for the SCCC certification. With education through experience being our main goal, interns will be provided and challenged with the key qualities of success in the Strength and Conditioning field. This includes professional development and continuing education, daily opportunities to learn and grown as a leader, expansion of network connections, teaching student athletes’ proper lifting technique, and daily weight room maintenance. Along with assisting strength coaches with program design implementation, interns will also have the opportunity to work out of our 4 weight rooms on Liberty’s campus while becoming the first interns in our brand new state of the art Liberty Athletic Center Olympic Weight Room. While working with Division I programs, interns will gain practical coaching experience in accordance with the philosophy of the department and can begin to lay the groundwork for future opportunities with a consideration for a recommendation for future employment. Qualifications: hard work ethic, attention to detail, enthusiasm, effective communication skills, positive energy, willingness to work, Bachelor’s degree or a degree in process, hold certification(s) and/or seeking to get certified in at least one of the major certifications below. Preferences (but not limited to): CPR/AED/First Aid Certified, CSCS, SCCC, USAW Submit letter of application, resume, and at least three professional references including name and all contact information to Katie Guillory, Assistant Strength and Conditioning Coach,

Youngstown State: Youngstown State University Football Strength and Conditioning Department is now accepting applications for Volunteer Interns for the Spring of 2018. This is an unpaid position. Individuals will gain experience in a Division I collegiate strength & conditioning setting, as well as future recommendation for employment. Responsibilities include, but are not limited to: assisting with the supervision and execution of the strength and conditioning program for the YSU team and other 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, current CPR/AED certification, 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. All applicants should have, or be working towards an accredited certification (USAW, CSCS, or SCCC). 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 to Assistant Strength & Conditioning Coach Austin Kaigler at