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Strength Scoop - Tuesday February 14, 2017

Tuesday February 14, 2017


New Mexico: New Mexico is looking to hire strength interns. Interns will work closely with a championship caliber team in a state of the art facility. Like most other internships, you will wake up early, you will do menial labor, you will not get paid. You will, however, be treated with dignity and respect. You will be challenged to take ownership over player-development. Your strengths will be enhanced; your weaknesses snuffed out. In short, you will become a strength coach. What sets our internship apart is our curriculum. Designed to be neither an academic exercise nor a mere repetition of certification exams, our systematic curriculum helps would-be strength coaches grasp the intangible skills and standards of the profession. Interns who take the position seriously will likely secure future positions as a strength coach with the assistance of a strength staff dedicated to professional advancement. Candidates should possess, or have a set test date for, their CSCS or SCCC certification. The internship will begin May 30 th and end July 28 th . If you are prepared to take the next step in your career, email a single PDF document of your resume, cover letter, and references to Coach Andrew Grubb at

North Carolina: The University of North Carolina Olympic Sports Strength and Conditioning is accepting applications for the SUMMER 2017 Athletic Development Internship Program. This is an unpaid position. Start date: May 15th End Date August 4th. 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; 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: Erik Hernandez, Assistant Director for Strength and Conditioning-Olympic Sports, via e-mail at Application deadline: APRIL 10TH

Findlay (D-II - OH): The University of Findlay is accepting applications for Summer 2017 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. 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 is preferred. Experience as a collegiate athlete is also desired. Interns must be CPR/AED certified.Deadline to apply is: March 31 2017. 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

New Mexico State: New Mexico State University (Sunbelt/WAC) is currently accepting applications for FOUR Summer UNPAID Internships for Summer 2017. The dates, which are somewhat flexible, are May 18th – July 28th. Selected interns will be working with 8 of the 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, or looking to fulfill the obligations required to become SCC certified. Preference will be given to applicants who have obtained their SCCC, CSCS, USAW, and CPR certifications. They must have a strong work ethic, outstanding energy, enthusiasm, and a 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). Additionally, selected interns will gain knowledge on data management, bar velocity and training standards, become proficient using the EliteForm system located on all 24 platforms and gain a working knowledge of the Medtronic Zephyr Performance System. All interested applicants email a cover letter, resume, and references to Akeem Robinson, Senior Associate Director of Sports Performance at