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2018 Spring/Summer Internship - Strength & Conditioning

Sporting Kansas City
Kansas City, KS
Internship: Internship
POSITION SUMMARY
Sporting Kansas City internships allow college or graduate-level students to hold a temporary position within the organization, with emphasis on training and gathering practical experience in strength & conditioning by doing a wide variety of different tasks assigned by the Director of Sports Performance. 
 
 The Strength & Conditioning Intern will work closely with the Sports Performance staff in performing a variety of tasks supporting the MLS, USL and Pro Academy teams, as assigned. This person will provide dedicated support on the day-to-day Strength & Conditioning duties and work as an integral part of the Sports Performance program.
 
The strength & conditioning intern will gain hands on experience performing a wide variety within a fast-paced professional sport environment. Sporting Kansas City’s collaborative environment full of learning opportunities is designed to help all interns evolve their capabilities, challenge their strengths and reach their fullest potential.
 
This is a non-paid volunteer position and must be going towards college credits. You will gain experience as well as the opportunity to learn and grow in the field of sports performance.
 
All interested candidates are encouraged to submit a resume, a letter detailing for your interest in this position and your goals for the internship experience to James Collins, Assistant Fitness Coach at jcollins@sportingkc.com.
 
ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS
  • Assisting with warm ups and cool downs.
  • Implementation of proper lifting techniques.
  • Daily operation/maintenance of the weight room.
  • Daily operations of fueling station.
  • Assisting with data entry.
  • Implementation of technology (GPS).
  • Helping create a positive training environment.
  • Represent Sporting Kansas City in a professional manner at all times.
  • Perform other related tasks as assigned.
PERSONAL ATTRIBTUES
  • Strong organizational, communications and interpersonal skills.
  • Ability to organize work effectively, conceptualize and prioritize objectives and exercise independent judgment based on an understanding of organizational policies and activities.
  • Passionate about professional sports, including soccer.
  • Positive attitude.
  • Ability to work both independently and as part of a team.
  • Strong work ethic.
  • Excellent leadership skills.
SKILLS AND EXPERIENCE
  • An Ideal candidate will have, or be working toward a BS in Exercise Science and actively pursuing a certification from the NSCA (CSCS) or NASM.  
  • Completion of freshman year at a four-year, accredited college institution or currently enrolled in an accredited graduate program, as well as the ability to provide proof of receiving credit for the internship toward the completion of a degree.
  • Minimum of a 3.0 cumulative G.P.A. based on a 4.0 scale.
  • Interest and experience in competitive sports preferred.
  • Proficient in the Microsoft Office Suite, including Outlook, Word, Excel, PowerPoint and Calendar.
PHYSICAL ABILITIES
The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an associate or intern to successfully perform the essential functions of this position.  Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions:
  • Required to sit, stand and walk.
  • Use hands to finger, hand or feel objects, tools or controls.
  • Frequent stooping, bending, pulling and pushing.
  • Reach with hands and arms.
  • Required to talk and hear consistently.
  • Ability to occasionally lift, carry and/or drag up to [50] pounds if necessary.
  • Will be working near moving mechanical parts.
  • Specific vision abilities required by the role include the ability to distinguish the nature of objects by using the eye.
  • Ability to work non-traditional hours, including evenings, weekends and holidays as necessary.

Job Questions:

  1. How did you hear about this job?

  2. This is an educational, unpaid internship. Are you able to receive college credit for this internship opportunity?

  3. What is your pending degree or field of study?

  4. (YES/NO) Are you able to work non-traditional hours, including nights, weekends and holidays as necessary?

  5. (YES/NO) Do you have access to reliable transportation?