The University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign Olympic Strength and Conditioning Department (non-Football & non-Basketball) is currently accepting applications for our Summer 2021 volunteer internship. This is a voluntary position and will receive no monetary compensation. Accepted applicants will have the opportunity to gain experience coaching Division I (Big Ten) student-athletes, as well as, participate in a practical and classroom-based education program. Interns will be eligible to apply internship hours towards undergraduate/graduate internship requirements. Upon successful completion of one semester, interns will have the opportunity to receive a recommendation for future positions.
Minimum qualifications include: current CPR, AED, and First Aid certifications; currently pursuing (or holding) a degree in an exercise science related field; a great work ethic and strong desire to become an industry professional.
Preferred qualifications include: currently pursing (or holding) a certification from a recognized governing body (CSCCa, NSCA, USAW, ACSM, etc); previous internship/coaching experience; experience as a collegiate athlete; Microsoft Office proficiency; and the ability to commit to at least 20 hours per week.
Responsibilities include: assisting with team training sessions; daily, weekly, and semester-long professional development assignments; remaining updated on current developments in strength training and conditioning; and facility maintenance.
Interested candidates, send an email with the subject header, “Illinois Olympic S&C Internship — Last Name, First Name.” Please email a cover letter, resume, and three professional references as one PDF file to Emily Schilling, Assistant Strength and Conditioning Coach, at firstname.lastname@example.org.