Athletic Evolution prides itself on providing one of the best internship experiences in strength and conditioning. AE offers internships both independently and through your respective schools.
Athletic Evolution Internship Program
Location: Main Site is 78c Olympia Ave. Woburn, Ma, but interns will work at several off-site locations throughout the North Shore.
Seasons Internship Offered: Fall, Winter, Spring, and Summer seasons and Fall/Spring Semesters.
Internship Hours: Afternoons and Weekends throughout the Fall, Winter, and Spring. 6am-8pm Monday-Friday in the Summer.
Internship Director: Dan Thiesing
Internship Director Contact Information: [email protected]
Internship Overview: Athletic Evolution’s (AE) internship program is designed to be a hands-on internship. Interns will go through training prior to starting the program in which they will learn the logistics and movements associated with AE’s Athletic Performance Program. Upon completion of their training, interns will be integrated into the Athletic Performance Program which consists of team training, personal training, and semi-private training programs.
During training, interns will learn the progressions, regressions, modifications, demos, and coaching cues associated with each movement in the Athletic Performance Program. Each intern will also learn the common mistakes associated with each movement and how to correct them.
In addition to learning the Athletic Performance Program, summer interns will experience multiple workshops led by physical therapists, strength and conditioning coaches, and other health professionals from inside and outside of AE. These workshops will serve to expand the education of each intern in the exercise science field.
When training is done, interns will start by assisting our full-time staff with their teams and Custom Performance Training athletes. This includes set-up and clean-up of equipment each day as well as assisting in coaching each group and each movement. Interns will be asked to work one-on-one with athletes to help pattern form and correct any deficiencies the athlete might show. The quicker the interns prove themselves, the more responsibility they will be given. Each intern has the opportunity to be slowly integrated into the program by first leading certain segments on their own. The interns will gradually progress to leading more and more of the program with the goal of leading programs on their own. This includes going over all the movements, keeping the group on time, putting coaches/interns in a position to succeed underneath you, and making sure the group stays safe and improves throughout the program. My own personal goal as Internship Director is to have all of my interns prepared to become full-time strength and conditioning coaches upon completion of their internship at AE.
Who should do this Internship: Athletic Evolution is a unique facility that includes Athletic Performance Training, Rehabilitation Programs, and Evaluations of injured and healthy athletes. Due to this we have had over 300 interns come through our program and move on to become Physical Therapists, Strength and Conditioning Coaches, Personal Trainers, Athletic Trainers, Athlete Training Facility Directors, Health Club Directors, Orthopedic Surgeons, and Exercise Physiologists. During their time here, interns will be exposed to strength and conditioning, personal training, rehab, adult training, nutrition, power lifting, and Olympic lifting.
Required Certification: There is no Certification requirements for an undergrad internship, but interns must be enrolled in exercise science field, and have a passion for exercise science.
Paid/Unpaid: This internship is unpaid if going through school for credits in any season or semester. The Summer Internship Program has a stipend associated if not pursuing credits.
If Athletic Evolution and its Internship Program interests you, please contact Dan Thiesing, Director of Education, at [email protected] for more details, and/or to formally apply for AE’s Internship Program. When applying, please include resume and which season you would like to apply for. Internship Programs are available for Fall, Winter, Spring, and Summer, as well as Fall and Spring Semesters.