Interns are thrown into real-world experience right away, and exposed to many great coaching opportunities. Interns are responsible for creating selected daily training sessions, sport team warm ups, leading pre-programmed workouts, as well as facility clean up and maintenance each day. There is a final program design project to complete the internship, presenting knowledge that's been gathered from the semester.
My greatest accomplishments arising from this internship are the numerous coaching opportunities I've had, and my professional network expansion with the trainers at Impact Sports Performance. These are probably the two most important factors in the strength and conditioning field. Personal experience expands your coaching knowledge well beyond what a classroom will teach you, and creating a professional network will allow you to progress in your career.
What advice would you give?
My advice to future students would be to be willing to help with anything and gaining as much experience as possible. Create your own coaching database while working with different sports and of different levels. As I have said before, being eager to help will make you stand out to others, and therefore build a reputation as a hard-worker. Also, be willing to constantly expand your knowledge through reading, podcasts, and talking with other trainers.