Michigan Olympic Sports Strength & Conditioning Internship Opportunities

Internship opportunities with the Michigan Olympic Sports Strength and Conditioning Department are currently offered on a semester and academic-year basis. These positions are voluntary, offering no monetary compensation. Every effort will be made to assist with meeting certain internship curriculums requirements.

Successful candidates will have the opportunity to interact with coaches and athletes at the highest level of intercollegiate athletics. This vital experience will aid interns by preparing them to meet the demands of graduate assistantships and future professional positions in the field of Strength and Conditioning.

Duties include assisting the Director, Head, Assistant and Graduate Assistant Coaches in all facets of the University of Michigan Strength and Conditioning program including but not limited to warm-ups, strength and speed/agility training, conditioning, athlete assessments and facility and equipment upkeep. Specific responsibilities will be based upon experience and education, as well as initiative and desire to learn.

Continuing education, being imperative to excelling as strength and conditioning professional, will be made readily available. Staff educational sessions will take place weekly, covering a variety of sports performance topics. Interns will not only be expected to attend, but be actively involved in these sessions as well.

Each successful candidate will serve as an integral member of the Strength and Conditioning Staff. The intern will report directly to the Assistant Strength and Conditioning Coaches, and will work daily under the supervision of the Director, Assistants and Graduate Assistants. The integrity of our staff as an effective working unit is built upon a solid foundation of effective communication. Successful candidates are encouraged to ask questions and get the most out of their intern experience here in Wolverine Athletics.

Internship Qualifications

Required: Candidates must have a strong desire to become a Strength and Conditioning professional; Must be CPR certified; Must have completed or are working toward completing a bachelors degree at an accredited college/university; Must be able to volunteer a minimum of 30 hours per week with the strength and conditioning staff; Must be an assertive and effective verbal communicator. Other crucial characteristics of the successful candidate include punctuality; the ability to work alone and as a member of a team; the ability to follow instructions with a strong attention to detail, a strong work ethic; a positive attitude; and the ability to effectively operate within a diverse work environment.

Preferred: Educated in teaching and performing Olympic movements according to USA Weightlifting Guidelines; NSCA Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist; USA Weightlifting Level 1 coach.

*Unfortunately, we are unable to sponsor any type of work visa for this internship opportunity.


To apply for an internship with the University of Michigan Olympic Sports Strength and Conditioning Staff email a cover letter, resume and references, along with a desired internship period to the following:

Jason Cole, MS, RSCC, MSCC
Assistant Strength and Conditioning Coach
(734) 764-6801

Semester Internship Term Apply By
Fall Late August-December July 1
Winter January-April Nov. 1
Spring/Summer May-August March 1


The University of Michigan, as an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer, complies with all applicable federal and state laws regarding nondiscrimination and affirmative action.