Performance Nutrition Intern (1-Year Paid Internship), Department of Athletics

  University (NC)
  Southeast Region
  Sports Internship
  Posted/Updated: 04/17/19

Job Summary

Job Description Summary

Assist the Director of Sports Nutrition and sports medicine staff with nutrition services provided to 16 Division 1 sports. Work as an interdisciplinary member of the sports nutrition and strength and conditioning staff as well as with the strength and conditioning staff, sport coaches and DIA administrators.

Job Description

Major Duties and Responsibilities:

Duties include but are not limited to:

  • Assist with team game day operations for pre/post-competition meals, catering, hydration, and supplementation
  • Actively assist to manage assigned team recovery, and optimize all aspects of nutrition related to student athlete practice, and strength and conditioning sessions
  • Develop and design educational materials with the sports dietitian
  • Conduct individual nutrition assessments and consultations
  • Assist other staff members with monitoring of team meals and snacks
  • Assist with managing, stocking, and organization of supplies for fueling and recovery station
  • Research, analyze, and translate scientific and lay reports related to nutrition and athletic performance, including nutritional supplements and dietary guidelines
  • Assist in the management of performance nutrition social media accounts
  • Perform additional duties deemed necessary by the performance nutrition, sports medicine as well as the strength & conditioning staff.

Qualifications, Minimum Education, & Experience

  • Bachelor's degree in nutrition or related field
  • RD or RD eligible (preferred)
  • Knowledge of nutritional principles as they relate to athletic performance
  • Ability to work a non-standard workweek which may include nights, weekends, and holidays
  • Effective oral and written communication skills
  • Strong interpersonal skills
  • Excellent time and priority management skills
  • Ability to work independently and follow through on assignments
  • Ability to work as an integral part of the sports nutrition team

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