Applications due 06/30/18
The Washington & Jefferson College (W&J) Department of Athletics offers coaching internships to
provide a hands-on learning experience with a NCAA Division III sports organization. The W&J athletic
internship program is an excellent step toward a coaching career in a number of different sports.
The internship provides a stipend, housing, and a meal stipend. Opportunity available in the sport of
Swimming & Diving. This opportunity will begin August 2018.
The program’s objective is to use the college’s NCAA Division III sports to give aspiring coaches
opportunities to observe and learn about the many aspects of coaching at the collegiate level.
The program will educate interns on specific aspects of the duties of a head coach, including recruiting
(approximately 30 percent), practice planning (approximately 10 percent), on-field instruction
(approximately 40 percent) and video editing and other assigned duties (approximately 10 percent).
Working directly with a seasoned, veteran head coach will provide the intern with an opportunity to
observe on-field and off-field coaching from “the front row,” to develop personal ideas and coaching
methods and to learn the rules and regulations applicable to recruiting at the NCAA Division III level.
The program provides the opportunity to gain exposure on a highly-competitive NCAA Division III
coaching staff, while increasing marketability to a future employer.
The intern will have the ability to be exposed to resume-building situations while developing coaching
concepts and principles. Hands-on opportunities to work with equipment and technology offered by
the college will also enhance the experience. In addition, the intern will have the opportunity to be
exposed to the administrative side of the athletic department through experiences with game
management, facility coordination and working with the college’s Student Athlete Advisory Council.
The head coach is the intern’s primary supervisor. The intern will also be evaluated by the Director of
How to Apply
60 South Lincoln Street