Strength Performance Network

Unpaid Internship with Pace University Strength and Conditioning

The Pace University Strength and Conditioning Internship provide an outstanding opportunity to learn fundamental strength and conditioning operations from a talented team of professionals in the field.

Preferred skills include: Experience with Power/Olympic lifting movements and best practices; excellent communication skills and proficiency in Microsoft Excel.

Interns will focus on communications while learning every aspect of how a strength and conditioning office operates with football and several nationally ranked varsity teams in the highly competitive Northeast-10 Conference and will leave the program fully prepared for the next step in their career.

Learning Objectives

Summer Phase June 1 – August 31

Interns will learn about the fundamentals of the Pace University strength and conditioning program and the essential day-to-day operations of a varsity athletics weight room. This includes but is not limited to safety procedures, sanitization procedures, operational procedures and the science behind the philosophy of physical development of the athletes at Pace University.  Participate in organizational and planning meetings with sport head coaches.

Fall Phase Sept 1 – Dec 15

Interns will learn about the development of a strength and conditioning program. Interns will learn multiple ways to develop athletes through research of several types of strength and conditioning programming as well as metrics tracking thru teamworks. This phase will be culminated in the development of a mock yearlong strength and conditioning program. Observe each sport program lifting programs.   

Spring Phase Jan 15 – May 31

Interns will learn how to properly implement and coach a developed strength and conditioning program that allows for the training of the multiple traits required for collegiate athletes to be successful. Also during this phase interns will learn how to adjust to the day-to-day changes that occur with athletes based off of injury thru collaboration with sports medicine staff and head coaches.

Supervisor’s Role

Learning will take place with various staff members including the Head Strength Coach, Sports Performance/Rehab Coordinator, Assistant Athletic Director/Sports Medicine and other senior leadership. At the conclusion of each phase, interns will document their learning experience and review the opportunity to continue to the next phase.


This is an unpaid internship.  Course/internship credit if the intern is a student and their host institution approves the internship.


To apply please send your resume, cover letter, and a list of at least three references by August 1st to Head Strength and Conditioning Coach Troy Thompson at

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