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Strength Scoop - Wednesday October 2, 2019

Wednesday October 2, 2019


Illinois State: The Illinois State University Strength & Conditioning Department is seeking interested students to fill one volunteer intern opportunity for the 2020 spring semester. Desired qualities include a strong work ethic, excellent communication skills, attention to detail, previous training experience, and a desire to pursue a career in strength and conditioning. Intern responsibilities will include, but are not limited to, assisting with all aspects of training implementation, data management, facility upkeep, and participation in an internship curriculum. Hours will vary throughout the semester and may include early mornings, late afternoons, and weekends. This is an unpaid opportunity that offers hands on experience working with Division I collegiate athletes and mentorship hours towards CSCCa certification. Qualified individuals for this opportunity should be graduate or undergraduate students working towards a degree in exercise science or a related field and CPR/AED certified. Interested individuals should email their cover letter, resume, and three references to Ryan Swenson at

Fordham: Fordham University (Division-I FCS) Strength and Conditioning is now accepting applications for 3-5 Volunteer Strength and Conditioning Interns for SPRING 2020. The internship will last from January 13, 2020 – May 13, 2020. Interns will gain practical experience working and coaching in a Division 1 S&C environment with 22 Varsity sports, possible future recommendations, and college credit if applicable. Minimum requirements include CPR, AED, and First Aid certifications; attributes including hardworking, passionate, detail orientated, and has the desire to work in the strength & conditioning field. Preferred qualifications include certifications from highly regarded governing bodies (NSCA, ACSM, USAW, CSCCa, etc.), previous intern/coaching experience, and current/previous competitive sport involvement. Applicants should either be working towards or hold a BS/MS in Exercise Science/Kinesiology, or similar field. Responsibilities will include: Daily maintenance of the facility and all its equipment, setup and break down of weight room and field for all training sessions, and assisting in the coaching of those sessions, as well as learn and assist with data entry. This program will also consist of weekly and monthly educational projects, reports, and continuing education to further develop S&C knowledge and coaching ability. This is an UNPAID position. No monetary compensation, meals, or housing will be provided. Interested applicants should email ONE PDF file containing their cover letter, resume, and three professional references to Assistant Strength and Conditioning Coach Gio Grassi at Subject line should read: “Fordham S&C Internship: SPRING 2020; Last Name, First Name.”

Citadel: The Citadel is currently accepting applications for two VOLUNTEER Strength & Conditioning (S&C) interns for Spring 2020. The internship will last from January 2 – April 24. Interns will gain practical experience working in a Division 1 S&C environment under the guidance of an approved CSCCa mentor. Minimum requirements include CPR, AED, and First Aid certifications; an unwavering work ethic, a desire to become an industry professional, the ability to adjust to a demanding work schedule, and effective communication and leadership skills in a group setting. Other preferred qualifications include certification from a recognized governing body (NSCA, ACSM, USAW, CSCCa, etc.), previous intern or coaching experience, personal involvement in a competitive sport, and proficiency with computer productivity applications. Responsibilities will include assisting with team training sessions, daily, weekly, and semester long professional development assignments, facility maintenance, and other tasks as designated by the S&C staff. Interested candidates must submit: - Cover letter (one-page maximum) - Resume (one-page maximum) - Three professional references* - A video (3:00 maximum) answering: o Why do you coach? o Why do you coach the way you coach? o What does it feel like to be coached by you? *Note: Cover letter, resume, and references must be submitted in ONE PDF file (in that order) To apply, send one e-mail (with PDF and video attached) to Mike Morgan at Subject line should read: “Citadel S&C Internship, Spring 2020; Last Name, First Name.” This should also be the title of your attached document. Apply immediately; applications will be accepted until positions are filled.