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Sports Performance

Olympic Sports Strength and Conditioning

The University of South Carolina Strength and Conditioning Department is now accepting internship applications for the fall and spring semesters. These positions are UNPAID but can be used for class credit and/or valuable hands-on experience. Applicants are pursuing a career in strength and conditioning and working toward obtaining a nationally recognized certification (CSCCa, NSCA, USAW, etc.).

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Entering junior year or above
  • Working toward or completion of degree in programs such as Exercise Science, Public Health, Physiology, Kinesiology, Biomechanics, Nutrition, etc.
  • Available 10-20 hours per week – Non-traditional work schedule: including early mornings, late nights, weekends, and holidays
  • Able to lift at least 100lbs


  • Set-up and break down of lifts
  • Equipment maintenance and cleaning of facilities
  • Assist in day-to-day operations in any of UofSC’s four weight rooms (requires ability to transport oneself from place to place)
  • Partake in the implementation of strength and conditioning programs for multiple Olympic Sports
  • Coaching small groups and/or make-up lifts independently
  • Participation in staff meetings, scheduled intern education/demonstrations, and completion of end of semester project

Goals and Benefits:

  • Understand the importance and advantages of strength and conditioning in intercollegiate sports and correct planning and integration during various parts of the season
  • Learning proper lifting techniques – various ques, progressions, regressions, injury modifications, etc.
  • Develop personal philosophy and recognize important qualities crucial to becoming an effective coach
  • SEC experience, as well as the possibility to earn recommendations to further a career

Please send a cover letter, resume, and two professional references to:

Billy Anderson
Director of Sports Performance

This post DOES NOT apply to applicants interested in a football strength and conditioning intern position.