Intern Football Sports Performance Coach

deadline 30 April 2021
employer Stanford University
type Internship
approved No

Stanford University Football Sports Performance is accepting applications for volunteer intern coaches to contribute to the Football Sports Performance program for the 2021 Summer & Fall Quarters. Successful candidates will have the opportunity to serve as a Sports Performance Intern Coach and assist in all training sessions with the FOOTBALL program in compliance with NCAA rules.

This is an UNPAID opportunity that provides experience assisting the Football Sports Performance staff with the implementation of comprehensive, sport-specific, injury prevention and performance enhancement training programs. In addition to learning about and assisting with daily responsibilities, this internship includes a professional development curriculum built on the foundation of the Stanford Football Sports Performance training philosophies. This curriculum includes education of functional strength training techniques, coaching development, sport-specific conditioning concepts, sport science technologies and applications, professional development presentations, programming, weight room management/logistics, along with injury prevention practices. The goal of this internship is to develop highly effective sports performance coaches with the potential to transition into a paid position with Stanford, another university, or professional organization.

Potential candidates must have a strong desire to become a collegiate FOOTBALL sports performance coach, possess an enthusiastic spirit, strong character, and demonstrate effective organizational and communication skills. Required qualifications include achievement or current pursuit of a Bachelor’s Degree in Exercise Science or related course of study and CSCS or SCCC certification. Applicants must also have current CPR/AED certification. This internship is expected to begin no later than Monday, June 15th, 2021, with an expected duration of six months. The opportunity to extend throughout the entire 2021 Fall quarter may be possible based on the evaluation from the summer training period.

*Start date may be modified due to COVID-19 County & University regulations.*

Deadline to apply is Friday, April 30th, 2021.

Interested candidates must send email to James Perez, Assistant Director of Football Sports Performance, at Please title subject header as “Stanford Football Sports Performance Internship - Last Name, First Name” and attach cover letter, resume and a list of three professional references as one PDF file.