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Concordia St. Paul Summer Strength and Conditioning Internship

The Concordia St. Paul strength and conditioning program, located in St. Paul, MN, is looking for applicants interested in a summer strength and conditioning internship. 

Golden Bear Strength and Conditioning Internship Program


After successful completion of the program, a strength and conditioning intern will be able to:

  • Teach and coach all of the movements involved in our program as well as why we do them.
  • Lead a group of athletes through their training program. This includes their warm-up, mobility/soft tissue sessions, plyometrics, lifts, and post-workout stretch routines.
  • Understand the importance of sport nutrition as well as how to evaluate an athletes’ nutritional habits.
  • Facilitate the use of PlayerTek and MyVert technology.
  • Understand program design and implementation for a variety of athletics teams throughout various phases of their training (in-season, off-season, pre-season).

Through this experience the prospective strength coach will be ready to lead a group of athletes and develop programs. It is our goal to help place each student intern with a graduate assistant opportunity.


This is an unpaid/volunteer opportunity to gain valuable experience within a Division II athletic performance setting.

  • Setup and breakdown of equipment for each session. 
  • Facility cleaning and maintenance. 
  • Assist within session to help spot athletes, record data, etc. 
  • Participation in weekly article review sessions, staff presentations and exercise proficiency test-outs; completion of hourly logs and journal entries and reports on all educational presentations. 
  • Participation in personal workouts with GA and Head Strength Coach. 
  • Applicants should be aware of the possibility of long days and early-morning sessions.
  • Applicants should be able to lift and carry 50 to 80 pounds frequently and up to 100-plus pounds if necessary.



  • All applicants must be an undergraduate or graduate student seeking an unpaid internship experience in exchange for college or class credit.
  • Interested applicants must possess an outstanding work ethic, attention to detail, effective communication skills, and a strong desire to pursue a career as a Strength and Conditioning Coach
  • Must have a definitive plan to become certified through the NSCA or CSCCa.
  • Current certification in First Aid/CPR/AED
  • Working towards or completed a Bachelor’s degree in exercise physiology, kinesiology, or related field. 

If interested, please email cover letter, resume, and 3 references to no later than May 15th, 2017.

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