OVERVIEW OF THE ROLE
The University of Leeds strength and conditioning department is one of the leading providers of applied sport science within the HE sector. We are excited to offer the opportunity for a group of student interns to join the strength and conditioning team over the course of the 2022-23 academic year to support the delivery of strength and conditioning services to our high-performance programmes (including Talented Athlete Scholarship Scheme, GB Start Rowing, Renaissance Arts, Leeds Triathlon Centre, and ECB Cricket Programme), BUCS performance teams (including Football, Hockey, Rugby, Rowing, Swimming, and Triathlon) and 30 scholarship athletes.
This internship will be an opportunity for University of Leeds students to gain applied coaching experience in the field of strength and conditioning. All interns will embark on a programme of learning through applied coaching experience, weekly Community of Practice (CoP) sessions (practical and theoretical workshops covering topics relating to coaching performance athletes) and 1 to 1 mentoring, which will develop their knowledge and applied skills. We have positions available for both Junior Interns and Senior Interns and the full criteria and specification for these roles can be found below.
A junior intern will work alongside a senior S&C intern and head coach, where they will assist in supporting a University of Leeds BUCS performance team. There will be responsibility to deliver specific elements of training sessions and assist in conducting physical testing, when appropriate. The junior internship is an entry-level position and applications are welcomed from all students regardless of their previous experiences or level of qualification. Junior interns will be expected to commit 3-5 hours per week throughout the course of the 2022-23 academic year. You can read the full criteria & role description for a Junior Intern here.
A senior intern will work alongside the senior strength and conditioning team where they will assist in supporting a high-performance programme. They will also lead the strength and conditioning provisions to a University of Leeds BUCS performance team. There will be some responsibility to support junior interns and contribute to the delivery of the CoP sessions. The senior intern role is aimed at those with some previous coaching experience, and senior interns will either hold, be working towards or be willing to complete an appropriate coaching qualification. Senior interns will be expected to commit 6-8 hours per week throughout the course of the 2022-23 academic year. You can read the full criteria & role description for a Senior Intern here.
At the end of this internship, interns will have gained valuable experience, skills, and knowledge which aims to prepare them further study and employment in the field of applied sport science. Past interns have used the skills and experiences learnt on the internship to gain full-time employment in competitive roles across a variety of different organisations and sectors. Some interns have also used their internship as a ‘springboard’ for further study at postgraduate level.
HOW TO APPLY
- Please note this role is only available for current or prospective Sport Science students at the University of Leeds. Applications will not be accepted from other faculties or institutions or from external applicants.
- If you wish to apply for the junior role, please complete the application form below.
- If you wish to apply for the senior role, please complete the application form below and email a 1-page CV to Emily Dingley (E.email@example.com).
- Please note that applications for the 2022-23 academic year are now CLOSED and late applications will not be considered. Applications for the 2023-24 academic year will open in spring 2023.
- If you would like to discuss the internship or have any questions, please contact Emily Dingley (Strength and Conditioning Coach) via email (E.firstname.lastname@example.org).
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