Thursday, December 29, 2011

DI Football S&C Internships

I found these strength and conditioning internship opportunities here:

The timing is not exactly right for this spring semester, but I want you to know such experiences exist. With some planning ahead, an internship like either of these would be a great experience:

Cincinnati: The University of Cincinnati Football Strength and Conditioning Department is currently accepting applications for (2) Unpaid Strength and Conditioning Internship positions for Spring 2012. All applicants must be highly motivated individuals with a strong work ethic that want to pursue a career in collegiate strength and conditioning. This internship will provide the opportunity to gain experience in coaching, motivating athletes, and program design by working hands on in a Division 1 College Football Program. Responsibilities will include but are not limited to assisting with the supervision and training of the Cincinnati Bearcat Football Players while also assisting with assigned duties. The planned start date will be January 9 and will continue till the end of April. The deadline to apply is December 31, 2011. To apply please email a cover letter, resume, and 3 professional references to Michael Szerszen, Assistant Director of Football Strength and Conditioning at

Memphis: The Football Strength and Conditioning Department is searching for hard-working candidates for a Spring Internship opportunity working primarily with football. Duties and responsibilities will include but are not limited to; assist Football Strength and Conditioning Staff in all facets of implementation of training programs, aid in the instruction of safe and proper weight training techniques, and assist in the regular maintenance and upkeep of the facility. This is an unpaid position (IF THIS IS NOT AN ECONOMICALLY VIABLE OPTION FOR YOU THEN PLEASE DO NOT APPLY) in which the potential candidate(s) may receive class credit if applicable and will gain valuable collegiate level work experience and exposure through various training modalities centered around vertical integration, Bod Pod assessment, Polar Team2 Heart Rate System usage, orthopedic assessment, nutrition insight, and sport massage. Individuals pursuing a Bachelors or Masters in exercise science, athletic training or a related field as well as working towards a certification with the NSCA, USAW, or CSCCa and possess CPR/AED First Aid Certification send a resume and three (3) references to Brian Hill at Applications must be submitted ASAP as the start date for the position is January 9 2012. AA/EOE.

Monday, December 19, 2011

Professional Baseball S&C Internship

This is a very interesting internship opportunity -- S&C for the Minnesota Twins. The timing is not exactly right for this spring semester, but if this one exists now there's a good chance others will exist in the future. With some planning ahead, an opportunity like this one would be a great experience:

HF Specialist Washington, DC

Exercise Physiologist/Personal Trainer in NC

at Duke Center for Living at Fearington in Pittsboro, NC
Skilled in group exercise. Applicants must have knowledge in working with older adults and other special populations, a desire to motivate and a passion for helping people of all levels achieve their fitness goals. Additional skills in health risk appraisal, comprehensive fitness testing and exercise prescription are preferred. Here is the link to the full posting:

Employment in NoVA

Exercise Specialist, INOVA Fair Oaks Hospital, Fairfax, VA
An Exercise Specialist must be familiar with medical diagnosis and terminology, have a personal training background and be able to design and administer exercise evaluation and training programs to broad population. A candidate familiar with fitness, body composition, and cardiovascular assessment and with NSCA, ACE certification is preferred.

Job & Education Requirements:
New graduate. 1-2 years experience in a health club or exercise rehabilitation. Here is the link to the complete posting:

Alumni Highlight

Have you ever wondered what Exercise Science students DO after they receive their Bachelor of Science degree? Read the feature about Jodee Gulaskey ('09) on the KIN website!

Tuesday, December 13, 2011

Internship with Fairfax County Park Authority

Here is a message I received:

I am writing to request that Fairfax County Park Authority, specifically the Fitness and Wellness Section, be added to your list of recommended internships for the students in exercise/fitness, wellness, sports management or health promotion major programs of study at James Madison University.

Internship Description:
Intern will assist in the implementation of fitness programs at multiple RECenters, developing in-service training, and continuing education program for instructors. Work with fitness group exercise and alternative fitness programs. Intern will research and compile health education materials. Provide administrative support for wellness programs and outreach efforts.

Hold a junior or senior standing in a four-year degree program majoring in Parks and Recreation, Health Promotion, Sports Management, Exercise Science, Nutrition or related field and have a "major" grade point average of at least 2.5. Prefer aerobic teaching background or certification and interest in programming.