June 19, 2012
Internships are currently volunteer basis only with no benefits or compensation provided. Our program is designed to be highly interactive with both athletes and coaches. Successful candidates will be required to schedule and maintain 15-25 hours each week. Overall, it is very comprehensive and designed to prepare interns for jobs as graduate assistants who are ready to be responsible for their own teams and function as a contributing member to any strength staff.
A Student Intern should be committed to the profession of strength and conditioning; and as such, be willing and eager to participate in all facets of program development. A part of this responsibility is continued learning and a search for any information that can enhance the program. The student will learn to establish themselves as a coach among the athletes and will conduct him or herself accordingly. Developing a positive rapport with athletes, while maintaining a professional distance, is required. A student's actions and verbal communications are reflective of the MU program both socially and professionally. The student will treat all coaches, administrators, visitors, and athletes with the greatest respect; and always put forth a positive attitude.
The intern will serve as a member of the strength and conditioning team. The student will report directly to the Associate Director of Strength and Conditioning, and will work under the supervision of, and take direction from, the Director, Assistant Directors, and Graduate Assistants. The student will be expected to follow through to completion any responsibilities given to them by their supervisors. A working relationship will be maintained between the strength and conditioning staff that facilitates open communication between all parties.
How to Apply:
Required: strong work ethic and desire to become a strength & conditioning professional; working toward a bachelor's degree at an accredited college/university.
Preferred: C.S.C.S., USAW, or CPR certification(s)
When applying for an internship, please provide a copy of your updated resume, references and a cover letter by mail, email or fax.
Director of Strength & Conditioning
The University of Missouri
100 Mizzou Athletics Training Complex
Columbia, MO 65211
Office: (573) 884-0106
Fax: (573) 882-8072