Nominate a peer for an NSCA award. Nominations close December 13th.


Nominate a peer for an NSCA award. Nominations close December 13th.

Internship at the Performance Center

Are you a student looking to gain hands-on experience at the NSCA's Performance Center, located in beautiful Colorado Springs, CO? Apply for one of our popular internships today!

The NSCA offers internships in its state-of-the-art Performance Center located at NSCA headquarters in Colorado Springs, CO. This is a great prospect for young professionals who want to grasp a better understanding of strength and conditioning while being exposed to a wide variety of athletes, clients, and coaches.

Offered three times per year, the NSCA internship is designed to coincide with the traditional college fall, spring, and summer semesters. Compensation includes hourly pay for up to 40 hours per week, along with work attire, admission to all coinciding symposiums during internship dates, and a one year complimentary NSCA membership.

Applications will be accepted and reviewed by the NSCA three times per year.  

To be considered, applications must be received no later than:

  • February 15th - Summer internship - June to August
  • June 15th - Fall internship - September to December
  • October 15th - Spring internship - January to May

If you have questions, please contact


Our highly interactive internship program encourages initiative, providing ample opportunities to design, execute, and monitor safe and effective strength and conditioning programs. Each work day is filled with chances to learn, which not only enrich the intern but also improve the performance of our athletes. The self-discipline and leadership skills an intern demonstrates will serve as the key determining factors for how much they benefit from their internship experience.

Download the Internship Description (PDF)


The students chosen to be part of this program should demonstrate high levels of academic achievement and show a focus in the field of strength and conditioning. The following criteria will be considered when awarding internships:

• Candidates for this program must be enrolled in, or have graduated from, an exercise science or related program within one year of application at an accredited college or university. 
• Applicants enrolled in, or graduated from, an NSCA Education Recognition Program (ERP) school are preferred. 
• Additional consideration will be given to those needing to fulfill school internship requirements. 
• Candidates must have current CPR/AED certification and hold, or currently be pursuing, the CSCS® certification.

Application Requirements

Applicants must submit the following by email to

  • Resume
  • Cover letter
  • Names and contact information for three professional references
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