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Thursday October 1, 2015

Thursday October 1, 2015

North Alabama: The University of North Alabama Department of Strength & Conditioning is accepting applications for Strength and Conditioning Interns and/or Volunteer Assistants for the Spring Semester of 2016. (Projected Dates: January 11th – May 5th). Responsibilities include: assisting with the supervision and training of the University of North Alabama’s strength and conditioning Varsity programs; assisting with daily administrative and maintenance items; completion of professional development during the internship. Applicants must commit to a minimum of 20 hours a week, have a strong work ethic, very reliable, a desire to become a strength and conditioning professional, previous coaching experience and must hold CPR/First Aid certification. Preferred qualifications include: pursuing Bachelors or Masters Degree in Physical Education, Exercise Science or related field; NSCA-CSCS, CSCCa-SCCC, USA-W and/or FMS certifications. Individuals chosen for position are subject to University background checks and standard hiring procedures. This is a Non-Paid/Volunteer position. Interns and/or Volunteer Assistants will receive experience working at the Division 2/Gulf South Conference level, UNA gear, have the potential to earn recommendations for future career opportunities, and receive college credit (if applicable). Applicants should send a cover letter, resume, and 3 professional references in a Single Document to: Tia Anderson, Graduate Assistant Strength and Conditioning Coach, University of North Alabama at

Pittsburgh: The University of Pittsburgh’s Olympic Sports Strength and Department is currently accepting applications for volunteer interns for the Spring 2015 semester. Daily responsibilities include: assisting with the set up and break down of weight room and fields for conditioning workouts; daily clean up and maintenance of the weight room and all of its equipment; assist with supervision and demonstration during the training sessions. Applicants must be highly self motivated, able to follow directions, desire to learn, and have a strong work ethic. The Successful applicants should be working towards earning their Bachelor’s degree and a certification from the NSCA- CSCS, CSCCA, USAW and/or have experience as a collegiate athlete. Interns must be CPR/AED certified. This is an unpaid position, however, volunteers will receive experience working at a Division I program, better understanding of program design, have the potential to earn recommendations for future career opportunities, and receive college credit if applicable. Please send a cover letter, resume, three professional references to: Chris Gilman, Assistant Strength and Conditioning Coach, at Deadline to apply is October 30th, 2015.

Louisiana-Lafayette: The University of Louisiana-Lafayette Strength & Conditioning Department is currently accepting applications for volunteer interns for Football and Olympic Sports. These positions will start January 2016 and may run up to one (1) year. Qualifications: Ideal candidates will possess a strong work ethic, willingness to learn, and a strong desire to become a Strength & Conditioning Professional. Candidates who already hold a Bachelor’s or Master’s degree in Exercise Science or in a related field and who hold either the CSCS or SCCC may have the opportunity to program and implement training for teams designated by the Head Strength Coach. Weekends may be required. Compensation: This is an unpaid voluntary position. Candidates will gain experience training Division-1 athletes, exposure to sports nutrition, and potential to earn recommendation towards future employment in the field. Athletic apparel will be provided. UL Strength & Conditioning is a class credit friendly institution. To apply please email cover letter, resume, and at least three (3) professional references to Samuel Ehrlich at Please no phone calls.

South Alabama: The University of South Alabama Strength & Conditioning Department is accepting applications for Spring 2016 internships positions. Successful applicants must not only have the desire to become a strength and conditioning professional, but also possess a relentless work ethic and positive attitude. The Strength & Conditioning staff at the University of South Alabama have a variety of certifications including the CSCS through the National Strength & Conditioning Association, SCCC through the Collegiate Strength & Conditioning Coaches Association, Certified Sports Performance Coaches through the United States Weightlifting Association, BioSignature Level 2 Practitioners, Functional Movement Screening, and Crossfit Football Certification. The strength staff are approved mentors through the CSCCa. After a 640 hour internship completed at the University of South Alabama the interns will be eligible to sit for the SCCC exam at the CSCCa conference the following May. After successful completion of the program, strength & conditioning interns will have an understanding of sports nutrition, understand program design and implementation, develop a coaching philosophy, and be able to teach all of the innovative athletic training movements involved in our program. This includes acceleration, multi-directional movement, maximum velocity mechanics, Olympic weightlifting, and Power lifting techniques. Interns will also gain valuable experience leading a group of athletes through: movement preparation, core activation, plyometrics, lift post-workout core movements, and post workout regeneration routines. Applications for the internship at the University of South Alabama should include a cover letter, resume, and references. Applicants should be working towards completion of a bachelor’s or master’s degree. Applications will be due October 30th, 2015. Applicants must also be willing to work early mornings and late nights during the week and weekends. This is a nonpaid position but free apparel will be provided to the student during participation.If there are any further questions pertaining to the internship feel free to contact

Midwestern State (D-III - TX): Midwestern State University is accepting applications for a graduate assistant strength and conditioning coach starting in the Spring of 2016. The successful candidate must display a strong work ethic, positive attitude, and a desire to become a strength and conditioning professional. In addition, they must be committed to enhancing themselves and the department through a continued eagerness to learn and develop professionally. Preferred qualifications include: Bachelor’s degree in an exercise performance related field; be certified with the NSCA-CSCS, CSCCa, and/or USAW; have previous collegiate playing and/or coaching experience. Compensation: monthly stipend and an opportunity to earn a recommendation for future career opportunities. The anticipated start date is January 19, 2016. To apply, please provide a copy of your cover letter, resume, and three professional references to assistant strength & conditioning coach Cory Anderson at

Santa Clara University: The Santa Clara University Strength & Conditioning Department is actively seeking applicants to fill our Intern-Mentorship Program, working with Olympic Sports within our program for the 2016 Winter/Spring Term (Jan. 4th-May 27th). The intent of the Intern-Mentorship Program is to provide a several month experience of hands-on training to prepare the candidate to take on the next level position in strength and conditioning as either a graduate assistant or full-time strength coach. Intern Coaches are expected to participate in a comprehensive educational program, including white board discussion and hands-on experience in the following areas: program design, exercise instruction, Olympic lifting progressions and techniques, plyometric, speed and agility techniques, energy system development, regeneration methods, nutritional basics, and facility and athlete management. Dependent upon the previous knowledge/experience of the candidate, he/she will have the opportunity to work with force plate testing and analysis, Sparta Trac software, and GPS monitoring. Intern Coach responsibilities will include various duties within the SCU Strength & Conditioning Department. Hours will vary throughout the semester and may include early morning, late afternoon, or weekend hours. Requirements: 1) CPR/AED/First Aid 2) Bachelor’s degree and/or current enrollment in a related field 3) Must have a strong desire to pursue a career in strength and conditioning at the high school, collegiate, or professional team setting, possess an excellent work ethic and have the ability to take initiative and be pro-active. Preferred: 1) SCCC, CSCS and/or USAW 2) Previous weight room or athletic coaching experience. Compensation: Continual educational resources, access to networking opportunities, potential future recommendation for professional advancement and continuing mentorship beyond completion of the internship. There will be no monetary compensation for this position. APPLICATION: 1) Send cover letter, resume, and contact information for at least two to three references (ALL DOCUMENTS MUST BE IN ONE FILE, preferably Microsoft Word or PDF, AND NOT EXCEED 3 PAGES IN LENGTH) 2) Send a video file/link with demonstrations of Power Clean, Squat and RDL to: Patrick Dolan MS SCCC CSCS, Assistant Director of Strength and Conditioning at