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Wednesday October 12, 2011

Merrimack College: Merrimack College is seeking applications for the position of Strength and Conditioning Intern in the Department of Athletics for the spring of 2012.  Merrimack is a Catholic Institution with more than 2,000 students, and is a member of NCAA Division I Hockey East and also of the NCAA Division II Northeast-10 conference. Responsibilities for candidates to the position will entitle assisting in implementation of Strength and Conditioning program in all aspects for all 22 intercollegiate sports.  Responsibilities will include: apply, demonstrate, and instruct exercise, speed and conditioning technique, program design, performance testing, and weight room maintenance.  Candidates are required to be working toward a bachelor’s degree in exercise science or related field, also pursuing relevant certifications.  Applications will be accepted year round to fill 1 internship position for each of the semesters and also the summer. To be considered, please send cover letter, resume, and three references to: Mike Kamal, Head Strength and Conditioning Coach at .  Merrimack College accepts and encourages applications from women and members of minority groups.

Southern Illinois University: A Division I institution and member of the Missouri Valley Conference/Gateway Conference IAA, has an opening for a Graduate Assistant Strength and Conditioning Coach.  This position will be responsible for the design and implementation of strength and conditioning programs for assigned teams.  The applicant will teach proper lifting techniques and lifting progression.  Additional duties as assigned by the Head Strength and Conditioning Coach will be expected. Notes: Monthly stipend of 1,426 with full tuition waiver. Requirements: Must possess bachelor’s degree in exercise science or fitness-related field.  Prefer applicant to be a Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist or currently pursuing becoming certified.  Applicant must have drive, desire, and a passion to coach and a willingness to learn.  The applicant must be able to demonstrate confidence and independence when working with student-athletes.  Good verbal and non-verbal communication skill is a must. Please email or submit cover letter, resume, and three references to: Maureen Khairallah, Assistant Strength and Conditioning Coach at 

Alabama: University of Alabama Strength & Conditioning department is now accepting applications for the position of Strength & Conditioning Volunteer Intern. Daily responsibilitiies 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 daily maintenance of the training facilities and participation in weekly projects and professional development throughout the internship program. Compensation: Division 1 experience with earned recommendation for future career opportunities. Potential mentorship opportunity to obtain CSCCa, SCCC certification will be available for some candidates. No Monetary Compensation Will Be Provided. Candidates must have a strong work ethic and have a desire to become a strength and conditioning professional. Ideal candidates will have a bachelor’s degree or be in the last semester of coursework for undergraduate degree in exercise physiology or related field of study. Certification from one or more of the following (NSCA, CSCS; CSCCA, SCCC; USAW) are preferred. Inquiries must be received by December 1st, 2011 for the spring semester 2012. If you are interested in the position, please email a letter of interest, resume, and three professional references to  Attention: Ryan Davis Strength & Conditioning Coach   U of A Athletics. We are seeking candidates who are highly motivated and wish to pursue a career in the field of collegiate strength and conditioning. THE UNIVERSITY OF ALABAMA IS AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER, WHICH ENCOURAGES APPLICATIONS FROM MINORITY GROUP MEMBERS AND WOMEN.

Maryland: The University of Maryland Olympic Sports Strength and Conditioning Staff is seeking highly motivated, hardworking candidates for a strength and conditioning internship opportunity. Duties will include assisting the strength and conditioning staff with all aspects of the athletic performance program as well as daily maintenance of the weight room and facilities. Candidates must have a strong work ethic and have a desire to become a strength and conditioning professional. Candidates who will be receiving course credit will be given preference. This is an unpaid position, living and transportation arrangements will not be provided. If chosen for this internship opportunity you will receive division 1 experience at a major university in an elite conference, you will be educated on training philosophy, Olympic lifting modalities, and how to structure and execute a successful strength and conditioning program. Preferred qualifications; Candidates should have or be working towards attaining their bachelor’s or master’s degree, and one of the following certifications; CSCS, SCCC, or USAW. If you are interested, send a cover letter, resume, and three (3) professional references to: Brent Kwiatkowski, 

Louisville: Olympic sports internship - Spring 2012. The Louisville Sports Performance (LSP) program services all 21 teams (no football or men’s basketball), including over 550 student-athletes. LSP is now accepting applications for Sports Performance Graduate Student Interns for Spring 2012. Application deadline is 10-31-11. Responsibilities: 1) Assist with supervision and training of all 21 teams, 2) Assist with daily administrative, facility and equipment maintenance items, and 3) Participate in LSP Internship Curriculum (12-14 week intensive education program). Applicants must possess an exceptional work ethic, a passion for working with athletes, desire to learn, contagious enthusiasm, and plans to pursue a career in the (collegiate or professional) sports performance field. Preferred Qualifications:  Bachelor’s degree in Exercise Science (or related field); current enrollment in a graduate program in exercise science; CSCS, SCCC or USAW certifications; CPR certification; coaching experience and intercollegiate athletic experience. Individuals chosen are subject to university background checks and standard hiring procedures. These are volunteer positions. Applicants should send a cover letter, resume, and 3 professional references to: Eric Hammer 

Tuesday October 11, 2011

South Alabama: The University of South Alabama Department of Strength & Conditioning is currently accepting applications for 5 full-time intern positions for the spring semester. Successful candidates can expect to work full time for the duration of the 16-week internship starting Jan. 11th. Application for the internship at the University of South Alabama should include a cover letter, resume, and have a bachelor’s degree or college senior at an accredited institution.  Applications for the spring semester will be due by Nov 15th.  The intern must also be willing to work early mornings and late nights during the week and weekends.  This is a non-paid position but free apparel will be provided to the student during participation.  A liability form must be signed before participation stating the university will not be held responsible for any injuries that may occur during the internship.  If there are any further questions pertaining to the internship feel free to contact, the information is listed below.  Responsibilities include, but are not limited to; assisting the Full-time Strength and Conditioning Coaches with the design and implementation of sport specific strength, speed, agility and quickness programs.  The coaches at the University of South Alabama are Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist's through the NSCA and are also Certified Sports Performance Coaches through the United States Weightlifting Association.  The Head Strength is also a Strength and Conditioning Certified Coach through the CSCCa and an approved mentor.  After a 640-hour internship is 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. Please send cover letter, resume and three references to Jon Hersel, Associate Strength & Conditioning Coach at

Maryland: The University of Maryland Football Strength and Conditioning Department is now accepting applications for Volunteer Interns during the Spring Semester of 2012.  The intern positions begin in January and extend through May.  This is an unpaid position.  Daily responsibilities include, but are not limited to; assist the supervision and execution of strength and conditioning for Maryland Football, set up and break down for daily activities, routine maintenance and cleaning of the training facilities, and participation in internship curriculum.  Characteristics desired in prospective interns include; outstanding work ethic, strong desire to enhance strength and conditioning knowledge, attention to detail, punctuality, and accountability.  Certified individuals (CSCS or CSCCA) are strongly preferred but it is not a requirement.  Resumes should be in by November 18th.  Please email a cover letter, resume and three references to .  If there are any questions or concerns, please contact Assistant Director of Football Strength and Conditioning, Alan Weber, by email.

The Citadel: The Citadel, The Military College of South Carolina, is currently seeking 2 Graduate Assistant Strength & Conditioning (S&C) Coaches.  Primary responsibilities (not limited to): serve as the primary S&C Coach for up to 3 programs as assigned by the director, thoroughly communicate with Sport Coaches and Sports Medicine Staff to tailor training programs and monitor progress, directly assist with the implementation of the annual Football S&C program, facility upkeep & maintenance, successful completion of up to 2 classes per semester in The Citadel’s Graduate College.  Requirements: a bachelor’s degree in a Health related field, experience leading athletes in a team setting, skills in the utilization of Microsoft Word, Excel & PowerPoint, strong communication & organizational skills, an iron-clad desire to gain experience and develop as a professional.  Compensation: There is no monetary compensation for these positions, but each new hire will receive full tuition, fees and books coverage, access to the campus dining hall, CSCCa mentoring as required for the SCCC certification.  To Apply: Email a Cover Letter, Resume and 3 Professional References to Citadel Director of S&C, Donnell Boucher - Other: Start date will be no later than January 3rd, 2012 and deadline for application materials is November 18th, 2011.  Resume must include the dates of High School & College graduation, as well as undergraduate GPA.  Hiring will be dependent on admittance into The Citadel’s Graduate College.

Monday October 10, 2011

Ball State: Ball State Football Strength and Conditioning has openings for 2 interns for the 2012 Spring Semester. The dates for the semester are January 17th-April 28th.  This is an unpaid internship.  These individuals will get to coach at the Division 1 level while earning credit hours toward their CSCCa certification. There is a weekly work requirement of 30 hours.  Applicants must have their CPR and First Aid certification upon arrival, and must be working toward their CSCS, USAW, and/or their CSCCa certification.  Resumes will be collected until October 28th. All interested candidates are to send their cover letter, resume and three references to Dave Feeley via email at .  No phone calls please.

Wednesday October 5, 2011

Missouri: The University Of Missouri Department Of Athletic Performance is now accepting applications for the position of Volunteer Intern with 2 positions available.  Daily responsibilities include, but are not limited to:  assistance of supervision for daily activities, set up and break down for daily activities, routine maintenance, weekly projects and reports, and assistance with execution of workout design and implementation for various sports.  There is no monetary compensation provided, however, there will be opportunities for professional development.  All prospective interns are expected to have outstanding work ethics and attention to detail.   Certified individuals are preferred, but it is not a requirement. Resumes must be in before October 28th. Please email a cover letter, resume and three references to . If there are any questions or concerns, please contact Dr. Bryan Mann at (573) 884-0105 or by email at .

Tuesday October 4, 2011

Tennessee: The University of Tennessee is a proud member of the South Eastern Conference and has immediate openings for Spring 2012 intern positions. The intern positions begin in January and extend through April. This is an unpaid position. The candidate will receive Division I Intercollegiate experience, gear, internship manual, and earned recommendation toward further success as a Strength & Conditioning Coach. These successful candidates will be required to schedule and maintain a minimum of 30 hours per week with the Strength and Conditioning Department. The daily responsibilities will include: 1. Assisting with supervision and execution of strength training programs for assigned teams. 2. Teaching student athletes proper lifting techniques and equipment use. 3. Attending to the daily maintenance of the training facilities. 4. Participation in internship curriculum. Successful applicants should have a strong work ethic and a desire to become a strength and conditioning professional. Applicants should send a cover letter, resume and three professional references to Head Strength and Conditioning Coach, Ron McKeefery at . The University of Tennessee,101 Neyland-Thompson Sports Center, 1704 Johnny Majors Drive , Knoxville TN 37996. The University Tennesse is committed to the policy that all persons shall have equal access to its programs, facilities and programs without regard to race, color, creed, religion, national origin, sex, age marital status, disability, or veteran status.

Utah State: Utah State University seeks two qualified candidates for graduate assistant strength and conditioning coach positions.  Candidates must have a strong desire to pursue a career in the field. Primary responsibilities include, but are not limited to: assist with all aspects of USU’s football program, oversee all aspects of assigned sports teams, assist with non-assigned sports teams when needed, and daily upkeep of strength and conditioning facility and equipment. Qualified candidates should have: a bachelor’s degree by May 2012, previous collegiate internship experience, and be working towards certification through the CSCCa and/or NSCA. Compensation for this position includes $10,000 a year, full tuition, books, and fees. Interested candidates need to send a cover letter, resume (with cumulative GPA and GRE and/or MAT overall and sectional scores), and five references to Head Strength and Conditioning Coach: Evan Simon at  The top five candidates for this position will be phone interviewed and then asked to apply for admission to the graduate exercise science program.  Appointment to these positions are dependent on admittance to Utah State University. The Start Date is August 1, 2012 with the possibility of starting earlier in June and or July.

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