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Olympic Sports Performance Volunteer Internship Program
Courtesy: Duke Sports Information
Release: 01/31/2014
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Duke University is looking for qualified candidates for our Olympic Sports Performance Volunteer Internship Program.

Come be a part of one of the most successful programs in Division I Athletics. Olympic Sports Performance Coaches at Duke work with 23 men's and women's programs competing in the Atlantic Coast Conference. Interns are responsible for assisting full-time staff in the implementation and development of programs designed to improve strength, speed, power, and targeted energy system development; enhance functional movement patterns, improve joint and soft-tissue support, and improve daily nutritional habits and practices.

Interns also help maintain all training facilities; do on-site, off-site, and online research; meet with various sport staffs and the Sports Medicine staff to increase sport-specific knowledge; participate in the Athletic Department Leadership Academy, and complete weekly assignments related to the teams they train and the experiences they have at Duke. They will also present on a variety of topics at weekly staff meetings, and learn to "coach the coaches".

These are unpaid positions. However, undergraduate and graduate level credits are available, and there will be potential opportunities to earn money through participation in sport camps and training clinics.

Candidates can apply by emailing a current resume with three professional references to Dan Perlmutter, Head Olympic Sports Performance Coach, at The screening process consists of the following steps:

1.    Resume review
2.    Two brief phone interviews with staff and current interns for potential-match candidates
3.    Skype interview with full-time Olympic Sports Performance Coaches for candidate finalists
4.    Submission of a video of the finalist both performing and coaching exercises of their choosing
5.    Federal Background and Criminal Records Check

Please only submit a resume if you are willing and able to:
1.    Follow through with all five steps listed above,
2.    Move to Durham, North Carolina for at least the length of one full academic semester, and
3.    Work a combination of early mornings, late evenings, and some weekends as necessary.

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