Assistant Track & Field and Cross Country Coach Intern

Athletic Department

This position will report to the Director of Track and Field and Cross Country.  This internship is designed as a 10-month educational experience from August 1 to May 31 and is designed to give an individual with an interest in coaching the opportunity to hone his or her skill development and coaching ability in one or more positions.  The appointment is for one year, with a possible one-year renewal. 


ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES include, but are not limited to, the following:  


Primary Responsibilities - Intern Functions:

Under the guidance of the Director of Track & Field and Cross Country, the Intern will:

  1. Learn the process for recruiting successful student athletes.
  2. Assist in recruitment and retention of Track & Field and Cross-Country players for Millikin University.
  3. Gain an understanding for the role of the student athlete in a DIII Athletic Program.
  4. Develop skills to compete for a full-time assistant coaching position or graduate assistantship.
  5. Goalkeeping experience preferred.
  6. Develop ability to break down film in conjunction with other Track & Field/Cross Country staff.
  7. Develop ability to monitor academic progress of student-athletes.


Under the guidance of the Athletic Director, the Intern will:

  1. Have an opportunity to gain an understanding of the structure and organization of the NCAA, specifically Division III.
  2. Have an opportunity to gain an understanding of the role of athletics in a relatively small comprehensive University.
  3. Have an opportunity to gain exposure to athletic operations and event management beyond track & field and cross country.

SUPERVISORY RESPONSIBILITIES: This position does not have supervisory responsibilities in accordance with the organization’s policies and applicable laws.    

GENERAL QUALIFICATIONS: To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to succeed in a result-driven professional organization. Maintaining professional performance, demeanor, team-approach and focus on results while working under pressure in a dynamic environment. Ability to establish priorities, work independently with minimal supervision, and facilitate teamwork. Highly organized, with the ability to plan, execute and multitask to meet deadlines. 

Minimum Education and/or Experience 

  • Bachelor’s Degree
  • Collegiate playing experience preferred.
  • Strong interpersonal skills
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