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Tuesday October 13, 2015

Tuesday October 13, 2015

East Tennessee State: East Tennessee State University Football Strength & Conditioning is looking for two hard working, enthusiastic volunteer interns who are confident, have a presence, and are able to coach Division 1 Football Student-Athletes for the Spring 2016 Semester. The two people chosen for this position must be able to start January 19th, 2016- May 8th, 2016. This is an UNPAID position, in which the successful candidates can receive academic credit if applicable, experience working with a Division 1 Strength & Conditioning program, and consideration for a recommendation for future employment in the strength and conditioning throughout the country. RESPONSIBILITIES: 1. This will be a Hands on experience w/ responsibilities assigned based on previous experience and 2. Assist Strength staff with the implementation of strength & conditioning programs for ETSU Football. QUALIFICATIONS: Candidates must be completing or have completed a degree in Exercise Science or a related field, current CPR/AED and First Aid Certification. 640-Hour Mentorship can be completed during this internship. Successful candidates should have competed in a varsity sport at the High School or Collegiate level to have a better understanding of what it takes to compete and train as an athlete. Each candidate should have extensive knowledge of teaching and coaching strength and conditioning exercises and Speed and Agility Drills. Please send cover letter, resume and list of three references to Rob Kohlhaus at

North Carolina: The University of North Carolina Olympic Sports Strength and Conditioning is accepting applications for the SPRING 2016 Athletic Development Internship Program. This is an unpaid position. Start date: January 6th end date May 6th. Intern responsibilities include: Assisting with the supervision of training programs; Assisting with daily operations and facility/equipment maintenance; Completion of various educational assignments during the internship. Intern qualifications include: Punctuality; Enthusiasm; Strong work ethic, Dedication to a pursuit of education; Ability to volunteer a minimum of 40 hours per week. Preferred qualifications include: Senior status or completion of a bachelor's degree in exercise science or related field; SCCC, CSCS, or USAW certification; CPR certification and a strong desire to become a Collegiate Strength and Conditioning Coach. Interns will receive experience working in a Division I environment, have the potential to earn recommendations for future career opportunities, and receive college credit if applicable. To apply: Applicants should send a cover letter, resume, and 3 professional references to: Harrison Stierwalt, Assistant Strength and Conditioning Coach, via e-mail at Application deadline is December 4th.

New Mexico State University: New Mexico State is currently accepting applications for THREE Spring UNPAID Internships for Spring 2016. The dates, which are somewhat flexible, are January 13th – May 6th. Selected interns will be working with all 17 sports at NMSU, including Football. Job duties will include assisting the Sports Performance Staff in all aspects of running a Sports Performance Department at the highest possible level. First priority will be assisting in implementation of strength and power development, linear and lateral speed development, plyometric periodization, and all aspects of conditioning. These responsibilities will go along with assisting in facility maintenance and aiding in enforcing weight room policies and procedures. QUALIFICAITONS: Applicants must be pursuing a career as a collegiate strength and conditioning coach. Additionally, the applicant must be completing a Bachelor’s or Master’s degree in Exercise Science or a related field. Preference will be given to applicants who have obtained their SCCC, CSCS, USAW, and CPR certifications. They must have a strong work ethic, great energy and enthusiasm, and great desire to learn about the strength and conditioning profession. BENEFITS: If accepted, interns will gain the experience of operating in a Sports Performance Department at a D-1 (FBS) school . They will learn proper exercise techniques, correct exercise prescriptions, and develop leadership skills that are critical to being an effective coach. If desired, applicants can complete their SCCC (CSCCa) internship portion of their certification under mentor Don Decker (Director of Sports Performance (CSCCa Board Member). Selected interns will gain knowledge on data management, bar velocity training and standards, and become proficient using the EliteForm system on all 24 platforms. Additionally, potential experience using heart rate and GPS monitors might be available. All interested applicants email a cover letter, resume, and references to Riley Allen, Senior Associate Director of Sports Performance at

University of Findlay (D-II - OH): The University of Findlay is accepting applications for SPRING 2016 volunteer intern coaches to contribute to the Strength & Conditioning program. Qualified candidates will serve all sports including football, and will have the opportunity to assist in all training sessions in compliance with NCAA rules. This is an unpaid opportunity that provides experience assisting with all aspects of training for all varsity sports, daily facility set-up and maintenance, assist with supervision and skill demonstration during training sessions, data collection and input, assist with outside activities as assigned by S&C Coach. NO MONETARY COMPENSATION WILL BE PROVIDED, but will be supplied with UF Gear. Potential candidates must possess a strong work ethic, a willingness to be open to new ideas and possess a strong desire to enter the Sports Performance field, particularly at the collegiate level. In addition, the successful applicants should be working towards earning their Bachelor’s degree and a certification from the NSCA-CSCS, CSCCA, and/or USAW preffered. Experience as a collegiate athlete is also desired. Interns must be CPR/AED certified. During this evaluation, interns will have the opportunity to compete and earn a Part-time assistant or Graduate assistant position on the Strength & Conditioning staff. Deadline to apply is: December 1 2015. Please email letter of application, with attached resume and list of at least three professional references to Assistant Strength and Conditioning Coach Travis Roberson at

Appalachian State: Appalachian State University is accepting applications for Spring 2016 Strength and Conditioning Internships. These are UNPAID internships. These positions will run from approximately January 9th thru early May. Interns will gain practical experience working with a multitude of teams, including football, at a Division 1 Sun Belt Conference university. Daily tasks include but are not limited to: aiding in the implementation of training programs, assisting with set up and break down of equipment, daily clean up and maintenance of the weight room, and supervision of nutrition area. Applicants must be highly self-motivated, able to follow directions, possess excellent communication skills, have a desire to learn, and have an extremely strong work ethic. Qualifications: Currently pursuing bachelors/masters in exercise science or related field, certified in CPR/AED/First Aid, adapt to demanding schedule, and a strong desire to become a Strength and Conditioning Coach. At the end of the semester long internship volunteers will have a better understanding of program design, have the potential to earn recommendations for future opportunities, and if applicable receive college credit. Interested candidates should submit a resume, cover letter (1 page max) and a minimum of 3 professional references to Coach Matt Greenhalgh at