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Strength Scoop - Wednesday October 24, 2018

Wednesday October 24, 2018


Benedictine (NAIA - KS): Benedictine College is currently seeking applicants for a Graduate Assistant (GA) position in the Athletic Performance department. The Graduate Assistant for Athletic Performance is responsible for assisting in all aspects of the coordination of the Strength and Conditioning Programs for Raven Athletics. The GA is required to abide by the rules and regulations established by Benedictine College, the Heart of America Athletic Conference (Heart), and the NAIA. Benedictine College is a member of the NAIA. This is a full time, twelve-month position. Essential functions include assisting in the development of maintaining strength and conditioning programs in coordination with the Director of Athletic Performance for several sports. The GA will also assist in the development of strength and conditioning programs in coordination with the athletic training staff and doctors for rehabilitation of student-athletes. The GA will provide student-athletes with guidance and proper training techniques. The GA will develop recommendations for improvements to fitness based equipment to the Director of Athletics. The GA will maintain up-to-date records on the strength and conditioning programs of each team and specific individual training plans of every student-athlete as well as all other duties assigned. Position Qualifications: High level of personal integrity, outstanding work ethic, knowledge of and commitment to NAIA rules and regulations, demonstrated ability to inspire student-athletes to develop to their fullest potential, outstanding skills in oral and written communication, excellent organizational skills to prioritize and manage multiple tasks occurring at the same time. Bachelor’s Degree, recognizable certification (CSCS, CSCCa etc.), CPR and AED certified. If interested please submit a cover letter, resume and three professional references in ONE PDF document to

Tulane: Tulane University Strength and Conditioning, located in New Orleans, Louisiana, is currently seeking applicants for 1-2 volunteer internships for Olympic Sports (Primarily Basketball) for the Spring Semester 2019. Required qualifications: Currently pursuing bachelors or masters degree in exercise science or a related field and a strong desire to become a Collegiate Strength & Conditioning Coach. Preferred qualifications: Experience as a collegiate athlete and currently pursuing or possessing NSCA, USAW, or CSCCa certification(s). This is a non-paid volunteer position, it may fulfill course credit if necessary. This internship will start in early January and run through April. Applicants please submit a cover letter, resume, and professional references to

Illinois:The University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign Olympic Strength and Conditioning Department (non-Football) is currently accepting applications for our Spring 2019 volunteer internship. This is a voluntary position and will receive no monetary compensation. Accepted applicants will have the opportunity to gain experience coaching Division I (Big Ten) student-athletes, as well as, participate in a practical and classroom-based education program. Interns will be eligible to apply internship hours towards undergraduate/graduate internship requirements. Upon successful completion of one semester, interns will have the opportunity to receive a recommendation for future positions. Minimum qualifications include: current CPR, AED, and First Aid certifications; currently pursuing (or holding) a degree in an exercise science related field; a great work ethic and strong desire to become an industry professional. Preferred qualifications include: currently pursing (or holding) a certification from a recognized governing body (NSCA, CSCCa, USAW, ACSM, etc); previous internship/coaching experience; experience as a collegiate athlete; Microsoft Office proficiency; and the ability to commit to at least 20 hours per week. Responsibilities include: assisting with team training sessions; daily, weekly, and semester-long professional development assignments; remaining updated on current developments in strength training and conditioning;and facility maintenance. Interested candidates, send an email with the subject header, “Illinois Olympic S&C Internship – Last Name, First Name.” Please email a cover letter (one page maximum), resume (one page maximum), and three professional references as one PDF file to Jeff Dolan, Assistant Strength and Conditioning Coach, at The deadline for applications is November 15, 2018.

Yale: Yale University Sports Performance is looking for candidates to fulfill internship positions with the Football team during the Spring 2019 semester. This internship does not provide monetary compensation, but can be used as continuing education credits (2.0) through the NSCA, or College credit. Along with credit, the internship will provide the opportunity to work hands on with a Football team that won the 2017 Ivy Championship and finished #24 in the nation. Along with the Football team, Yale has 30 teams that interns will also have the opportunity to work with for added experience, including the 2018 National Champion Men's Lacrosse team. This is a rigorous internship with hours that would closely mimic that of a full time strength coach. There is a classroom component to this internship, that will include lectures on program design, theory, nutrition, athletic testing, and more. Assignments will be given to test understanding of material and will be required for completion of the internship. The goal of this internship is to ready individuals for full time positions upon completion. Requirements: The ideal candidate would be working towards their Bachelor’s or Master’s Degree. Students who have recently graduated are also welcome to apply. A SCCC / USAW / CSCS certification is preferred but not required. No previous experience is required but strength room experience or collegiate athletic history is preferred. Reporting Dates: January 10th - May 31st Contact:

Mississippi State: The Mississippi State Football Strength and Conditioning Department is now seeking applications for UNPAID qualified Strength and Conditioning Interns for the Winter of 2019. This is anUNPAID position that is responsible for assisting the MSU Strength and Conditioning staff with the implementation of the Winter training program, set up and break down of workouts and maintenance / upkeep of the weight room. This internship also provides educational courses for professional development in the field of Strength and Conditioning, Coaching and Certification Preparation. Preferred qualifications include Bachelor’s or Master’s Degree, CSCS or CSCCa certifications, CPR/AED certifications and experience participating in Collegiate Football/Athletics. Applicants should send a resume and cover letter to Coach Bichey at

Coastal Carolina: Coastal Carolina University is now accepting applications for the position of Strength and Conditioning SPRING VOLUNTEER INTERN. Daily responsibilities will include but are not limited to; assisting with supervision and execution of strength training programs for various sports, teaching student athletes proper technique and equipment use, attending to the daily maintenance of the training facilities, participation in weekly projects, and professional development throughout the internship program. Intern qualifications include: punctuality; enthusiasm; strong work ethic; and strong communication skills Preferred qualifications include: senior status or completion of a bachelor's degree in exercise science or related field; SCCC, CSCS certification; CPR certification. Interns will receive experience working for a highly competitive Division I University, have the potential to earn recommendations for future career opportunities, and receive college credit if applicable. Candidates must have a strong desire to become strength and conditioning professional. If interested in the position, please email a letter of interest, resume, and three professional references to Attention: Sonya Woods.

Catawba (D-II - NC): Catawba College’s Sports Performance Department is looking for qualified candidates for our Volunteer Internship Program for the SPRING of 2019. Catawba College is a member of the NCAA Division II’s South Atlantic Conference. This is an unpaid position. Compensation will include Sports Performance attire/gear, learning from an approved mentor via the CSCCa, potential to sit for the SCCC certification, an opportunity to design and implement year-round programs for varsity teams, and recommendations for future career opportunities. Responsibilities include but are not limited to; assisting with the supervision and execution of the sports performance program at Catawba College, assist with football and other assigned sports, 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 very strong work ethic, completion of an undergraduate or graduate degree in exercise science or related course of study, and a desire to become a collegiate or professional strength and conditioning coach. Preferred applicants will have a current CSCS certification and working towards SCCC certification. Other preferred qualifications include previous coaching in a collegiate setting and personal involvement in a collegiate competitive sport. Effective August 1st, 2015, NCAA legislation mandates that only certified personnel can coach athletes unsupervised, therefore current SCCC or CSCS certification is highly desired. Applications will be accepted until December 7th, 2018. SCCC and CSCS certified applicants will receive preference. Interested candidates can email a cover letter, resume, and three references to Wayne Adams, Director of Sports Performance at

Florida A&M: The Florida A&M University Strength and Conditioning Department is seeking multiple VOLUNTEER, UNPAID interns for the Spring 2019 semester for both football and Olympic sports. Positions will continued to be filled until all slots are full. Prospective interns will have be expected to assist the strength and conditioning staff in routine operations of the FAMU weight rooms. Responsibilities will include but are not limited to: assisting staff in the implementation of strength and conditioning programs for both football and Olympic sports; setup, breakdown of training equipment for reams and assisting in the maintenance and upkeep of weight rooms; educational/professional development; and coaching/training observation. Requirements: Pursuing a Bachelor’s or Master’s Degree in exercise science or a related field, a strong desire to become a strength and conditioning coach at the collegiate level, outstanding work ethic and attention to detail. Certification or working towards certifications with the NSCA-CSCS, CSCCa, and/or USAW is preferred. Candidates will receive valuable experience at the division 1 level, hands on coaching/learning opportunities, and the ability to see how a strength and conditioning department is run. APPLICATION: Email one PDF document with a cover letter and resume, to Coach Haylie McCleney, Assistant Strength and Conditioning Coach at

Upper Iowa: Upper Iowa University Athletics program is now accepting applications for the spring 2019 internship program. This is a full-time position that last from January 7th, 2019 to May 2nd, 2019. This is an UNPAID VOLUNTEER internship, working will all aspects and sports of Upper Iowa University's Strength and Conditioning Program. This is a program for individuals who are highly motivated, willing to learn and gain knowledge in strength and conditioning, and coaching experience. Responsibilities include facility maintenance and up keep, professional development (continuing education, readings, assignments, working towards certifications), and assisting with set up/break down of the weight room. More responsibility will be given to individuals who are able to prove they can handle more of a load. Applicants should possess a high level of enthusiasm and energy, willingness to work 7-8 hours a day (weekends when necessary), a Bachelor's Degree in Exercise Science (or related field) or in final semester, certified in CPR/AED, and preferred to be certified or working towards a certification from the following organizations: CSCCA, NSCA, USAW. Interested applicants should include a cover letter, resume and 3 references to the Assistant Strength and Nutrition Coach, Anthony Lazard at

Northern Arizona: Northern Arizona University is currently accepting applications for our spring 2019 volunteer internship program. The internship will begin January 10th and conclude May 14th. Qualified candidates must possess a strong work ethic, display an eagerness to learn, and have experience in sports performance. THIS IS A VOLUNTARY POSITION AND WILL RECEIVE NO MONETARY COMPENSATION. If this is not economically feasible, do not apply. Preference will be given to candidates who possess or are working towards certification through the CSCCa or NSCA, all applicants must have a current CPR/AED certification prior to the start date. Accepted applicants will be required to work a minimum of 20 hours per week that will include early mornings, evenings and weekends. Accepted applicants will also be eligible to apply internship hours towards undergraduate/graduate internship requirements. Intern responsibilities will consist of but are not limited to the following: 1.) Assisting with the supervision of daily training, 2.) Setting up and breaking down equipment for training sessions, 3.) Assisting with routine maintenance of training facilities, 4.) Participation in weekly coaching education curriculum, 5.) Other duties assigned by the Director of Strength and Conditioning. Fulfillment of this position is contingent upon the successful completion of a pre-employment background checkNorthern Arizona University is an equal employment opportunity employer committed to a diverse faculty, staff and student body and welcomes all applicants. If you are interested in the position, please email your cover letter, resume and three professional references, as one document to Put “NAU Strength and Conditioning Internship” as the title of the email to be considered for this opportunity. Please submit all applications by Friday November 16th.

Montana State: Montana State University Sports Performance is currently seeking applications for a graduate assistant starting in the Spring of 2019. The selected individual will be given a full tuition waiver, MSU clothing and the possibility of a stipend in the future. Applicants must hold a Bachelor’s degree in a related field, CPR / AED certification and currently have or are working towards a CSCS or CSCCa. Responsibilities will include but are not limited to design and Implementation of Sports Specific Programs for 2 – 4 teams, provide student athletes with safe and proper instruction on weight lifting technique, assist with Olympic sports, as well as other duties assigned by the head Sports Performance Coach. The graduate assistant will primarily operate with Olympic Sports, however, there may be opportunities to assist with football. If interested, please submit a cover letter, resume and 3 professional references in pdf form to Jeff Tremper, Head Assistant Sports Performance Coach at