The term internship has been defined by the National Association of Colleges and Employers (NACE) as a form of experiential learning that integrates knowledge and theory learned in the classroom with practical application and skills development in a professional setting. With this definition in mind and with a coordinated effort by the Johnson State College Career Services office and the Johnson State Athletic Training Department, an internship has been created for the job title of Athletic Training Aide in the JSC Athletic Training room.
The Athletic Training Aide (ATA) position is open to any JSC upperclassman that is pursuing an Exercise Science degree. The position is designed to contribute to the student’s personal and professional development through assisting with the daily operations of the JSC athletic training room. The ATA can expect to have hands on interactions with JSC student-athletes and be involved with several special projects including development and implementation of a rehabilitation program, strength and conditioning program, authoring JSC athletic training policy, and observation of orthopedic surgery made possible by the partnership with Dr. Brian Aros and Mansfield Orthopaedics.
The ATA internship is an unpaid position that offers three (3) credits. One internship will be offered per semester. Applications for the upcoming semester will open at the start of the previous semester. To apply for the internship opening in the JSC Athletic Training room, contact James Nichols, Head Athletic Trainer at x1487 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
For additional information on the JSC internship programs, contact Ellen Hill, Internship Program Coordinator at email@example.com or look online at the MyJSC portal > Information for Undergraduates > Internships.