Avera Intern: Acceleration in Sioux Falls, South Dakota

This is an unpaid internship for Spring Semester 2019 (Internship locations are Washington High School and O'Gorman High School in Sioux Falls, South Dakota, and Brookings High School in Brookings, South Dakota. Please indicate your preferred location in your application.)

SUMMARY: The High-School Strength and Conditioning Exercise Science Intern will receive education and training in the "real-world" setting of a high-school weight room. The education and training will be directed to preparation of the intern for an eventual career in their chosen field of study.


· Current student in last half of academic program, required.

· Internship credit obtained during the internship experience, required.

· If selected as an Avera intern, you will work with your school to complete/confirm the following:

-Current immunizations including a 2-Step TB test

-Physical exam within the last year

-Current flu shot (if internship occurs between October 1 and March 31)

-National criminal background check

-HIPAA, infection control and safety training (we will provide if not covered by your academic program)


  1. Become proficient in designing and delivering strength and conditioning programs to the junior-high and/or high-school athlete.

  2. Become proficient in administering strength and conditioning workouts such as: 1) Athlete Assessment; 2) Plyometrics/Agility Training; 3) Strength Training; and 4) Conditioning Drills.

  3. Become proficient in bridging theoretical (classroom) concepts with real-life application.

  4. Become familiar with the operations and management of a high-school weight room.