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    INTERSHIP OVERVIEW

    SUMMER INTERNSHIP SPOTS FOR 2013 ARE CURRENTLY FILLED AND NO MORE APPLICATIONS WILL BE ACCEPTED. THE FALL 2013 APPLICATION PROCESS WILL BE OPEN FROM APRIL 1-30.

    Overview
    The goal of the internship program is to develop young professionals in the area of Sports Performance. Northwestern Sports Performance works weekly with over 450 athletes who compete at the highest level in the Big Ten. The internship experience will lead to exposure in areas including but not limited to Olympic Lifting, Traditional Strength exercises, Corrective exercises, Warm-up Protocols, Recovery Methods, Program Methodology and Design, and Nutrition. Other areas of exposure will be ordering and distribution of nutritional products, staff meetings and continuing education, daily duties, and facility upkeep.

    Qualifications
    It takes a large amount of the staffs' time to develop an intern during the internship program. Our applicants should be highly motivated to pursue a career as a collegiate sports performance coach or a similar position in an alternate setting. Applicants should demonstrate a strong passion for living a healthy lifestyle and be physically active themselves. Our applicants should be available to devote most of the day to being in the facility working with athletes or on continuing education. Other ideal qualifications include: basic Microsoft Office proficiency, personable, self-motivated, team orientated mindset, professional demeanor, and ability to speak in front of groups.

    Expectations
    Interns can expect to have early mornings as well as late evenings. Active learning will be required, be prepared to be put through a workout and be "coached up" by the staff. We expect our interns to be highly motivated to learn and do what is asked of them - an open mind to various training paradigms and thought processes is a must. The internship program with NU Sports Performance is an un-paid internship. Your application is required to help us find how you will fit in with our current staff and program direction. Once the application is received you will receive a follow-up.

    Click HERE for application questions. Please direct all questions and materials to:

    Mike Schweigert, M.S.
    CSCS, FMS, USAW dual cert.
    Internship coordinator
    m-schweigert@northwestern.edu