Internship: Performance Specialist (Spring 2014) Athletes' Performance
Athletes? Performance is the global leader in integrated performance training for the top athletes in the world. From our world-class facilities in Arizona, Southern California, North Carolina, Florida and Texas, Athletes? Performance trains the top Champions in Sport, including 14 2012 NFL first round picks, 87 MLB players in 2012 alone, and 3 of the final 16 teams in the 2010 World Cup, as well as elite military operators and leading teams globally. Our work at AP takes us to China, Germany, Argentina, the UK, and many places in between, as we are helping to power the performance of athletes around the world.
In addition to supporting top athletes and teams, we leverage our proprietary methodology and systems to help high school and college athletes, military personnel, and leading executives redefine what?s possible, delivering unmatched results with a world-class experience. Athletes? Performance was named one of Fast Company?s 10 Most Innovative Companies in Sports in 2011, and is a fixture in top media outlets including the NFL Network, ESPN, CBS Sports, Fox Sports, and Men?s Health.
Founded in 1999 by industry visionary Mark Verstegen, Athletes? Performance is a thought leader in the human performance space. In addition to athlete, military, and executive programming, AP is home to a Performance Innovation Team, a cross-functional team of experts that is constantly evaluating all programming and associated technology that the company delivers while driving innovation forward internally and with our team of leading partners. AP also has a dedicated Education team that conducts our industry-acclaimed Mentorship programs both at our U.S. facilities and around the world.
Athletes? Performance created the Core Performance brand to help people live healthier, higher-performing lives. Today, Core Performance is the leader in proactive wellness, delivering measurable results through integrated, data-driven programs that are rooted in advanced science and research for employees and corporations. CP solutions are engaging, personalized, and sustainable, yielding meaningful results for employees and a competitive advantage for employers.
Athletes? Performance Inc. is backed by Polaris Ventures, Walgreens Corporation, and ABS Capital. Along with our world-class investment team, AP is proud to have a team of leading partners committed to supporting human performance, including adidas, SKLZ, EAS, Sheraton, Keiser, Intel, Tignum, Axon Potential, and Zeo.
We are seeking dynamic individuals that bring exceptional skills and abilities to our team, and have a passion for providing outstanding service to our elite clientele.
This in an unpaid academic internship. Work days are Monday - Friday varied hours and include part day Saturday on a rotating schedule. Hours are subject to change based on time of year and population of athletes in-house.
Our goal is to expose you to different philosophies and ideas and how they are integrated into our methodology and systems of training. We want you to learn how to evaluate the body in a more 3 dimensional format, understanding the entire kinetic chain and prescribing and implementing the best exercises and progressions to meet the individual needs of each athlete. Open your mind about all of the possibilities when training athletes--think outside the box and forget the cookie cutter approach. Daily duties and responsibilities include: facility and weight room maintenance, laundry, equipment set-up and break down, stretching, Juniors Program coaching, assisting the Performance Specialists as needed with various aspects of training and testing, and much more.
You will have the added benefit of working with an organization that is solely dedicated to its athletes.
Proficient with Anatomy
Computer Literate-Word and Excel
Excellent communications skills
Attention to Detail
Fulfilling a curriculum/graduation requirement in Exercise Science or related field
Must be certified in First Aid/CPR for the duration of the internship term
Work out in world-class facilities
Special discounts on food and merchandise
During the electronic application process, please provide details of your training-related experience. Also include a CV/resume and list of references in the sports field. Application does not guarantee an internship. Each application is processed and sent to our selection committee for review. Accepted applicants will be notified upon approval.
Limited housing is provided at all locations except San Diego and North Carolina. More interns may be selected if applicants arrange alternate housing on their own. Food is available for purchase on-site at the Arizona facility only.
Term Dates Application Deadline
Term: January 2nd - May 23rd 2014
Deadline: Mid October 2013
SELECTIONS WILL BE MADE 2-4 WEEKS AFTER APPLICATION DEADLINE DATE.
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