Personal Trainer Intern

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This is an UNPAID internship within Power Athletics that could lead to a paid full time position.

Power Athletics is one of the largest and top rated training facilities in the Chicagoland area and we are looking for several interns. We are an established sports performance gym and train athletes from every sport at every level. Our primary objective is to assist all athletes with proper training and education in order to help them develop the necessary skills to achieve their goals.

Our trainers use the most effective and innovative training methods to increase strength, endurance, speed, agility and explosive performance. Our program gives athletes the knowledge, confidence and edge needed to take their game to the next level.

Our Adult Fitness classes are a combination of cardio, interval and strength training in a group setting. Each session is 60 minutes long and designed to help push adults harder than they would push themselves. The workouts are fun, challenging and each class is different than the one before. Through guidance and encouragement, our trainers give the personal attention our clients need to produce results and help them reach their fitness goals.

All your information will be kept confidential according to EEO guidelines.
Must have a legal right to work in the United States. While we appreciate every applicant’s interest, only those under consideration will be contacted.


Students must be eligible to earn academic credit for their work
At least 2-years completion towards an undergraduate degree: Exercise Science, Kinesiology, Physical Education, Personal Training, or other applicable majors preferred, but not required
An outgoing and personable disposition, able to socialize with others
A passion for fitness and helping others reach their health and wellness goals
Ability to multi-task in a fast-paced environment
Customer-service oriented and an ability to understand or quickly grasp, customer priorities and terminology
Effective oral and written communications skills
Results oriented with an ability to organize, prioritize and manage time
Self-starter capable of operating with little supervision
Strong analytical skills and excellent attention to detail
Previous Personal Training experience preferred but not required

This job requires you to assist in running and preparing speed and agility workouts for kids ages 8-18. You will also be assisting in adult fitness classes, boot camps and upcoming football camps. Having a sports background is a plus.


As a Power Athletics Training Intern, you will be afforded the opportunity to shadow and learn from industry experts and leaders Students will be taught by and work side-by-side with industry experts to gain hands-on experience and develop their health and fitness knowledge. At its core, this program is designed to enhance each student’s preexisting knowledge and turn it into real world practical experience. By the end of the internship, a student will understand what it takes to establish them self as Personal Trainer.

The program is targeted for students who want to supplement their training with relevant industry experience and a first-hand glimpse into their chosen career path.

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