University of Colorado is accepting applications for volunteer intern coaches to contribute to the Football Sports Performance Program for the 2021 Summer and potentially into the Fall Semester. 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 daily responsibilities, this internship includes a professional development curriculum built on the foundation of the Colorado 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, in addition to injury prevention, rehabilitation and return to play practices. The goal of this internship is to develop highly effective sports performance coaches with the potential to transition into a paid position with Colorado, another university, or professional organization.
This internship is expected to begin as early as Monday, May 24th and last until Friday, July 30th, 2021, with the opportunity to extend throughout the entire 2021 Fall semester pending a positive evaluation. Prospective candidates must possess a desire to become a sports performance coach, strong character, and demonstrate effective organization and communication skills. Required qualifications include achievement or current pursuit of a Bachelor’s Degree in Exercise Science or related course of study in addition to current CPR/AED certification. Per university policy it is required that all University of Colorado students, faculty and staff receive a COVID-19 vaccine and verification must be presented before the start of the internship.
Deadline to apply is: Monday, May 24th 2021.
If interested send email with subject header “Colorado Football Sports Performance Internship — Last Name, First Name.” Please attach cover letter, resume and a list of three professional references as one PDF file to Andy Ward at firstname.lastname@example.org.