Strength & Conditioning Internship

Post date: 01-Apr-2011 12:02:59

Job Description

Saracens is a professional rugby union team located in North London, currently enjoying a successful 2010/11 premiership campaign. Saracens are pleased to announce new internships available for the 2010/2011 season within the areas of strength & conditioning department. Saracens take pride in adopting an evidence-based approach to elite performance as well as being actively involved in driving the research process with field-based, sport specific, areas of study. As such we are looking for proactive interns, with a desire to add to this exciting professional environment, to become integrated with the athlete support team for the duration of the season.

Roles & Responsibilities

  • Assist in the preparation and running of strength & conditioning sessions
  • Assist in the management of athlete monitoring systems; recovery, psychosocial, hydration
  • Compile data and prepare reports utilising cutting edge heart rate technology and GPS systems
  • Assist Strength and Conditioning coaches in programming duties and fitness testing of players
  • Coordinate provision of recovery interventions
  • Preparation and monitoring of individualised supplements as directed
  • Attendance, and assistance, at some A-team matches
  • Take responsibility for the maintenance and upkeep of world class performance facilities

Candidate Qualities

- Essential

  • Excellent organisational skills
  • Attention to detail
  • Highly motivated, hardworking and committed to undertaking tasks with honesty and integrity
  • A desire to develop practical skills and learn from experienced practitioners and athletes.
  • A willingness to assist in daily tasks; essential to maintaining the smooth running of the team
  • Able to undertake tasks to completion autonomously, sometimes at short notice.

- Desirable

  • Degree level study in Sport & Exercise Science/Nutrition
  • Strength & Conditioning qualification
  • Proactive in engaging with the role and environment
  • Sound knowledge of elite sport, preferably rugby
  • Experience working with professional/ elite athletes

How to apply

Please forward a copy of your CV along with a covering letter to Kate Baker at the address below. Either within your covering letter, or as a separate personal statement please indicate:

  • Your reasons for application
  • Your sporting background/interests/achievements
  • Relevant experience
  • Specific interests in the field
  • Future plans, and how this internship would relate to achieving those
  • Any other information/examples which would enhance your application
  • How you intend to support yourself (finance/accommodation) for the duration of the season

Contact: Kate Baker, Saracens Internship Programme, Woollam Playing Fields, 160 Harpenden Road, St Albans, AL3 6BB. e-mail:

Interview dates

Week beginning 16 May 2011