VCU Sports Performance Internship


The vision of the VCU Sports Performance Internship is to provide one of the most comprehensive learning opportunities available at the collegiate level.  The staff is devoted to the development and the future of the human performance industry.



  • Aid in the progression of the human performance industry
  • Promote the development of young coaches
  • Provide the highest level of service to the VCU student-athlete

VCU Sports Performance provides a holistic learning opportunity that entails:

  • A comprehensive curriculum taught by the Sports Performance Staff
  • Exposure to a broad spectrum of coaching opportunities
  • Interaction with sports medicine, sport psychology, and sports nutrition
  • Interaction with sport coaching staff
  • Exposure to the every day life of a sports performance professional
  • Progressive coaching development strategies

Sports Performance Curriculum:

  • Unit I: How to be an intern; Movement Sciences
  • Unit II: Science of Sports Performance
  • Unit III: Performance Program Design and Implementation

General Responsibilities

  • Assist in the design and implementation of a sports performance program
  • Assist in all areas related to the maintenance of a strength and conditioning facility
  • Completion of the VCU Sports Performance curriculum including: classroom discussions, readings, written assignments, practical demonstrations, and special projects. 
  • Implementation of technologies relevant to sports performance


  • Practical knowledge and experience with strength training 
  • Practical knowledge and experience with energy systems training
  • Desire to pursue a career in sports performance
  • Previous experience in formal exercise instruction
  • Currently pursuing or already holding a degree in exercise science or other related field
  • Currently holding or planning to pursue CSCS or SCCC Certification


This is an unpaid position.  Motivated interns will gain a greater understanding of collegiate strength and conditioning and improve their qualifications for future employment.  Tim Kontos is an approved mentor by the Collegiate Strength and Conditioning Coaches Association.  Interns who fulfill all requirements may earn the endorsement to sit for the Strength and Conditioning Coach Certification


How to Apply

Internships are offered fall, spring, and summer semesters and are appointed for the semester applied.  Email a cover letter, resume and a list of three references to Ryan Metzger at 

Application Deadlines:
Fall – June 1
Spring – November 1
Summer – March 1