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.
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. 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.
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. Once the application is received you will receive a follow-up.
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Please direct all questions and materials to:
Mike Schweigert, M.S.
CSCS, FMS, USAW dual cert.