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Missouri State University's Athletic Medical and Rehabilitation Department (AMR) proudly offers internship positions for certified athletic trainers designed to enhance your clinical skills and gain valuable experience in athletic rehabilitation, injury prevention, performance enhancement as well as administrative areas.

Currently, AMR employs 6 such positions with the following sport responsibilities (subject to change):

• Assistant with Football
• Men's Soccer, Men's Golf
• Women's Track and Field and Cross Country
• Field Hockey, Women's Tennis
• Softball, Women's Golf
• Men's and Women's Swimming and Diving

Staff members in these positions work under the protocol of the MSU Head Team Physician, under the supervision of the Director of AMR, and although overseen by a full-time staff member, benefit from the level of autonomy necessary to ensure the quality experience you would want to have to progress to the next level of your career.

Acceptable candidates may be either post-baccalaureate or post-masters. These positions can either be internships, or graduate assistantships depending on your desire to attend graduate school.


Acceptable candidates must:

• Be certified by the NATABOC by the start date
• Licensed by the State of Missouri Board of Healing Arts by the start date
• Meet the terms of employment as set by the MSU Department of Human Resources
• Exhibit good communicative and administrative skills
• Exhibit the ability and desire to work with a diverse population
• Exhibit the ability and desire to both enhance and share current knowledge with interaction with current staff members.


For internships, MSU pays a salary of $16,000 per 10 month period. Graduate Assistants are offered a tuition waiver and stipend. Additional monies are available in the off months of June and July, either working MSU athletic summer camps or AMR athletic training room coverage.

MSU will also cover the expenses for NATA dues, state and district dues, State of Missouri licensure fees and yearly dues, optional medical liability insurance, and assistance with CEU opportunities including NATA convention travel.


Please send, via mail or e-mail, a cover letter, resume and three letters of recommendation to:

Jim Penkalski ATC
Director, Athletic Medical and Rehabilitation
Missouri State University
901 S. National Ave
Springfield, MO 65897

Please check the NATA website (www.nata.org/career-center/job-seekers) for positions currently available. MSU will also accept application intended as inquiries for future positions, and will maintain these inquire on file.