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Strength Scoop - Wednesday November 2, 2016

Wednesday November 2, 2016


UCF: The University of Central Florida Sports Performance department is now accepting applications for the Spring 2017 internship program starting January 9thand lasting through May 2nd with the opportunity to continue into the summer semester. This internship is for Olympic sports ONLY (no football). Selected individuals should expect to gain experience working with all Olympic sports at the University of Central Florida. Applicants should be highly motivated, eager to learn, and possess the desire to be involved with high-level collegiate athletics. Applicants should be working toward a degree in Exercise Science, or hold an undergraduate degree in the respective field and be working towards an accredited certification (CSCS or SCCC). Accepted interns should expect early mornings, long days, and evening hours. The internship curriculum includes the opportunity to learn directly from the sports performance staff through team training sessions, as well as involvement in weekly staff meetings and intern education workshops designed to prepare interns for real life situations and to sit for the CSCS exam and/or the SCCC exam. You will be assigned to complete an annual program for a selected sport, a professional portfolio, and experience a professional mock job interview by the conclusion of the semester. This is strictly a VOLUNTEER internship. There will be no monetary compensation for this position; however, selected individuals should expect to receive valuable experience with various Division 1 athletic programs. Interns will also earn a letter of recommendation at the completion of the internship (contingent upon performance). Applications will be taken until the positions are filled. To apply, please send a cover letter, resume, and 3 professional references to Mallory Benard at

LSU: Louisiana State University is currently accepting applications for 1 Spring 2017 volunteer internship positions. Qualified candidates would work with the Football Strength and Conditioning Department as well as other sports. This is an unpaid position that is responsible for assisting the LSU Strength and Conditioning staff with the implementation of the summer program, set up and break down of all workouts, maintenance and upkeep of the weight room and facility, and hands on experience training collegiate athletes. Required qualifications include completion or current pursuit of an undergraduate degree in exercise science or a related course of study, a desire to become a strength and conditioning professional, and possess a strong work ethic. Other preferred qualifications include certification from an accredited organization, previous coaching experience, personal involvement in a collegiate competitive sport, and proficiency in teaching and performing Olympic movements. There is no monetary compensation so if this position is not an economically feasible option for you, please do not apply. Official start date would be early January and continue through the end of April. Please send cover letter, resume, and 5 references to Jake Riedel at

Christopher Newport: Christopher Newport University Strength and Conditioning department is accepting applications for a comprehensive volunteer internship for the 2017 spring semester. CNU is a Division 3 institution located in Newport News, VA and is a member of the Capital Athletic Conference. Individuals must be enthusiastic, motivated and hardworking in order to excel in this program. This position will offer continued education in the form of article critiques, book assignments and professional development (presentations, resume building, working with excel, programming, etc.). Candidates must be pursuing a Bachelors/Masters in Exercise Science or a related field and also have or be in the process of obtaining their CSCS or SCCC certifications. Candidates must also have a strong desire to become a collegiate strength and conditioning coach. Please send your cover letter, resume and three professional references as well as a video of the candidate performing/coaching a clean (full/power) and a back squat. Please send all information to Jesse Strawser at

Stonehill (D-II - MA): Stonehill College’s Strength and Conditioning department is accepting applications for the Spring 2017 Strength and Conditioning Internship Program. This is an unpaid position; no monetary compensation will be provided. Accepted applicants will be eligible to apply completed internship hours towards undergraduate/ graduate internship requirements. Intern responsibilities will include but are not limited to the following: Assisting with the supervision of athletes, implementing training programs for various sports/ athletes, set up and break down of equipment for training sessions, assisting with daily maintenance of the facility, actively participate in projects and assignments throughout the duration of the internship, and any additional duties assigned by the Strength and Conditioning staff. Preferred applicants must be certified or working towards certification with the NSCA (CSCS) or the CSCCa (SCCC). Candidates should have a strong desire to become a strength and conditioning professional. Interested candidates should email a cover letter, resume, and references to Mark Zabicki, Head Strength and Conditioning Coach, at by December

Washington: The University of Washington (Seattle, WA) is currently seeking applicants for our Winter/Spring 2017 Football Strength & Conditioning Internship Program. Interns will have the opportunity to continue their experience through the summer training season dependent upon individual performance. Must adhere to the rules of the NCAA, The University of Washington Intercollegiate Athletics Department, and the Pac-12 Conference. Required qualifications: Currently pursuing bachelors or masters in exercise science or a related field, CPR/AED certified, and a strong desire to become a Collegiate/Professional Strength & Conditioning Coach. Preferred qualifications: Currently pursuing or possessing NSCA, USAW, or CSCCa certification(s). 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 please submit a cover letter, resume, and professional references to

Missouri: The University Of Missouri Department Of Athletic Performance is now accepting applications for the position of Volunteer Intern for Olympic sports during the 2017 spring session. There is no monetary compensation provided, however, the aforementioned internship is a learning opportunity that qualifies as practical experience toward the 9 months or 640 hours required toward SCCC certification with the Collegiate Strength and Conditioning Coaches Association as well as theoretical and practical experience that can be applied to CSCS certification from the National Strength and Conditioning Association. Daily responsibilities include, but are not limited to: assistance of supervision for daily activities, set up and break down for daily activities, routine maintenance, weekly educational projects and reports, and assistance with execution of workout design and implementation for various sports. All prospective interns are expected to have an interest in advancing in a career in athletic performance. Prospects should have outstanding work ethic, energy, enthusiasm and attention to detail. Individuals chosen for this position are subject to university background checks and will possess or be in the process of obtaining CPR/First Aid/AED certification. Materials must be received before December 1st. Please email a cover letter, resume, and three references to Dawn Malone at