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XIP Internship

Strength & Conditioning Personal Training Internship

An internship at XIP Training Systems will offer you an opportunity to experience coaching in a one-on-one and group performance setting.  In any given day you may coach up to as many as 50 athletes with the chance to coach elementary school, middle school, high school and possibly collegiate athletes, while becoming more familiar with the intricacies of program design, and observe and assist a variety of athletes under the supervision of our qualified staff of strength & conditioning coaches.

As an XIP intern, you will have the opportunity to compliment your hands-on learning experience with participation in our monthly Staff Meetings, which focus on the operation of a small business, staff continuing education, transitions from clinical to performance settings and our involvement with the community.  We work closely with our internship participants to develop coaching, assessment and program-design skill sets to compliment career aspirations within the fitness industry.

Expectations of all Applicants
  • Candidates must have current CPR/AED certification and hold, or currently be pursuing, the NSCA-CPT and/or CSCS® certification.

  • Basic knowledge of dynamic warm-up & soft tissue/foam rolling technique.

  • Demonstrate a knowledge of training techniques for varying populations of athletes and age groups.

  • Basic knowledge of cuing for lifts, speed and agility and corrective exercise.

  • Basic knowledge of programming for different populations.

  • Basic knowledge of what the FMS screen is.

  • Must be eager to learn and accepting of constructive criticism from others.

  • Must be comfortable interacting with clients, parents, and athletes of all populations.

  • Must be a Certified Nice Person.  Must be able to brighten anybody’s day!

  • Present yourself in a manner that will reinforce your status as a role model for impressionable young athletes and as a professional in our community.  

  • Create and provide content for XIP marketing – such as articles, videos, images, etc on our social media platforms, website, etc.

  • Have past experience with sports, training and athletics.

  • Must have a passion for your own training, fitness and performance.  Must pass XIP physical exam on site or provide video showing your successful completion of the tests.  We will provide to those applying.

  • 10 Hours observed time with group training

  • 10 Hours observed time with one-on- one or semi-private

  • 10 Hours observed time with athlete training

  • 5 Hours of leading each – they write the program which is reviewed and adjusted with the trainer

  • Mock Client Trials – intern is presented with a “client” profile (written by a trainer) including injuries, dietary needs, special needs, etc. Intern writes program for 2 training sessions, the intern presents to trainer who then gives them a “sudden” change where they have a new injury and the intern must adjust on the fly.

  • Weekly meeting with supervisor: supervisor will provide discussions and ongoing feedback to the student to ensure a quality experience. Will review interns daily log sheets at this time.

  • Must attend staff meetings – will present at least once at a staff meeting therefore demonstrating knowledge of training techniques.

  • Content once a month for duration of internship in the form of videos and articles – must have photos to support articles.

  • Running and Cleaning gym during Open Gym Time.

  • This timeline will be a 50-hour internship (1 credit). If intern is looking for more credits, then we will expand program to involve coaching clients and groups and with certification they will take the reins of the training.

Internship Schedule 

XIP internships are scheduled according to academic semesters and summer vacation. Interns are asked to work a minimum of 10 hours per week throughout the duration of their program.


Please note 45 hrs = 1 credit

Semester 1: Sept. 1 – Dec. 23 (2 Positions) App. Deadline: 5/1
Semester 2: Jan. 3 – May 31 (2 Positions) App. Deadline: 8/1

Summer: June 1 – Aug. 30 (2 Positions) App. Deadline: 2/1

Internship Application
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