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Internship: University of Denver Sport Performance

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Internship Terms

Fall (September – December 15):  Application deadline July 1st

Winter (January – May):  Application deadline November 1st

Summer (June – August):  Application deadline March 10st 

The University of Denver:

The University of Denver Athletic Department has been recognized as the top non-football department in the country, winning nine of the last 10 Director’s Cup Championships. The University’s Athletic Department also placed fifth in the National Men’s Capital One Cup Standings in 2015 and 2017. In 2017, DU celebrated its 32nd National Championship and the eighth national championship for the hockey program. The athletic department has achieved high levels of success across every athletic program but most notably eight National Championships for Men’s Ice Hockey, one for Men’s Lacrosse, and 22 championships for Skiing.

Internship Description:

The University of Denver’s Sport Performance Internship Program was established to offer individuals a highly structured curriculum based upon gaining practical hands on experience within the collegiate environment. Interns progress through a 12 week educational curriculum where individuals experience both lecture and practical sessions each week. The curriculum was designed to cover the full professional spectrum of knowledge required within the collegiate strength and conditioning profession. Individuals will receive extensive practical experience coaching within the team setting, as well as small group and individual training sessions. Candidates for the internship should expect to gain unique experience related to evidence-based training, triphasic training methods, 3D evaluation/training techniques and knowledge related to functional applied science.

Required Qualifications/Skills

CSCS, SCCC, NASM, USAW or recognized certification

CPR/First Aid Certification (prior to the start of the internship)

Strong interpersonal communication skills & work ethic

Undergraduate or graduate degree in related field

Successfully complete the university’s background check 

Application requirements:

Please send cover letter, resume, and three professional references to:

or mail:

University of Denver Sport Performance
c/o Matt Van Dyke
2201 East Asbury Ave. 
Denver, CO 80208

** Please note that this internship program only offers unpaid volunteer positions and provides extensive educational resources and continuing education to our interns. 




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