Athletic Internship Program-Men's Soccer

Washington, Pennsylvania
Mar 16, 2017
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution

The Washington & Jefferson College (W&J) Department of Athletics offers paid coaching internships to provide a hands-on learning experience with a NCAA Division III sports organization.  The W&J athletic internship program is an excellent step toward a coaching career in a number of different sports. 

The internship provides a stipend, housing, and a meal stipend.  Opportunity available in the sport of soccer. 

The program's objective is to use the college’s NCAA Division III sports to give aspiring coaches opportunities to observe, participate and gain experience to eventually become a head coach at the collegiate level. 

Designed as a vocational tool, the program will educate interns on specific aspects of the duties of a head coach, including recruiting (30 percent), practice planning (10 percent), on-field instruction (40 percent) and video editing and other assigned duties (10 percent).   On-field coaching experience will provide the intern with an opportunity to test personal ideas and coaching methods under the direction of a seasoned, veteran head coach.  The intern will learn the rules and regulations with recruiting under the NCAA Division III umbrella. 

The program provides the opportunity to gain exposure on a highly-competitive NCAA Division III coaching staff, while increasing marketability to a future employer.

The intern will have the ability to be exposed to resume-building situations while applying coaching concepts and principles.  Hands-on opportunities to work with equipment and technology offered by the college will also enhance the experience.  In addition, the intern will have the opportunity to be exposed to the administrative side of the athletic department through experiences with game management, facility coordination and working with the college’s Student Athlete Advisory Council. 

The head coach is the intern’s primary supervisor.  The intern will also be evaluated by the Director of Athletics. 

Program Stipend: $10,000 (10-month program – August thru May)

Housing: On-campus apartment (two interns per apartment); Utilities included with the exception of cable and home internet

Meal Stipend: $100 per month (10 months starting in August)

A Bachelor's degree is required. Playing and/or coaching experience at the collegiate level is preferred. The position will require excellent communication skills and knowledge of NCAA rules and regulations.

Applicants should email (please type Soccer Intern in the subject line) their resume, cover letter and references to: 

Washington & Jefferson College (W&J) is committed to increasing diversity in our community and actively pursues individuals from all backgrounds. Additionally, W&J College complies with all applicable federal, state and local laws and provides equal opportunity in all educational programs and activities, admission of students and conditions of employment for all qualified individuals regardless of race, color, sex, religion, age, disability, sexual orientation, protected veteran status, gender identity, or national origin.

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