Summer, Fall, or Winter/Spring Strength and Conditioning Internship

deadline 01 February 2018
employer Champion Physical Therapy and Performance
type Internship
approved No

The Champion Physical Therapy and Performance Strength and Conditioning Internship is designed to provide you with a comprehensive learning experience that will dramatically improve your coaching skills. You'll have an opportunity to work in a dynamic integrated model of personal training, sports performance, and physical therapy. Under the supervision of the Champion Performance team, you'll participate in coaching a variety of adult fitness and sports performance clients including high school, collegiate and professional athletes.

Interns follow a detailed educational curriculum covering every aspect of the Champion system, including assessment, program design, and coaching skills. Weekly staff inservices and one-on-one learning experiences are scheduled throughout the internship covering a variety of topics each week. In addition, interns may participate in any learning opportunities, such as seminars, that are hosted at Champion during the internship.
Details and Deadlines for Submission
We offer three full time (40-hour per week) internships throughout the year:

Winter/Spring - January 2nd to May 31st - Deadline for submission is August 1st
Summer - May 29th to September 2nd - Deadline for submission is February 1
Fall - September 1st to December 31st - Deadline for submission is June 1
Hours vary based on time of year but include a variety of times including Saturdays, early morning, and evening hours. At times during the sports seasons we are open until as late as 9:30 PM.

All internships are unpaid and participation does not necessarily entitle the participant to a job at the conclusion of the internship


  • Proper knowledge of common self myofascial release, mobility, dynamic warm up, and training techniques
  • Strong desire to advance yourself skills
  • Eagerness and open mindedness in learning the Champion System
  • Good people skills, communication skills, and professional presentation to allow interactions with clients, parents, coaches, and other Champion team members
  • Uphold all of the Champion Core Values at all times

    Minimum Qualifications

  • First Aid/CPR certification that is valid for the duration of the internship
  • Able to participate in entire duration of internship for 40 hours per week, including the potential for weekend, morning, and evening hours as needed
  • SCCC, CSCS, NASM, CFSC certification or similar preferred but not mandatory
  • Exercise-related college degree preferred but not mandatory

    We get dozens of applications for our internships. Please follow the below instructions prior to applying or we may not consider your application.

  • Step 1 - Film a brief ~3 minute video of yourself explaining why you want to intern at Champion and why we should consider you.
  • Step 2 - Upload the video to Youtube and set the restrictions to view as "unlisted."
  • Step 3 - Click here to download our application and fill out completely
  • Step 4 - Click here to send us an email (sends to the subject of the email should be

    "Strength Intern Application." Use the body of the email as a brief cover letter and be sure to include the private link to view your application video. Attach the application and a resume that includes at least 3 professional references.