Coaching Internship

Our Fall 2017 Internship is now closed. If you are interested in applying for Fall 2018 please send a resume and cover letter to and we will contact you when the next round of interviews begin. Interviews are available either via Skype/Facetime or in person (preferred).


Are you interested in becoming a San Francisco CrossFit coach or do you want to spend some time at San Francisco CrossFit to learn from Kelly Starrett and our team of world-class coaches? San Francisco CrossFit offers an intensive coaching internship program where you will have the opportunity to learn from some of the best.

Please note that priority for positions in the program is given to coaches who want to become part of our San Francisco CrossFit staff.


The internship program at SFCF is quite organic – it does not run on specific dates, as we often tailor the program to the interns’ schedules, abilities, and readiness to coach. This program does not typically work well for students or people looking to accomplish the whole thing in a rigid time frame or as something to compliment outside interests. We are looking for people who are passionate and committed to the San Francisco CrossFit community.

Please note, we are unable to provide CEU’s or class credits for the internship.

Required Shadowing/Assistant Coaching Hours: 160 Hours

This will primarily involve shadowing group classes, 1-on-1s, and Basics Classes. Interns are required to keep detailed records of their hours (which classes and which coaches they shadowed) and balance their time between the different coaches. Monthly check-ins with our Intern Program Director Chris Wong are required. The internship is largely self-directed and we seek out individuals who can take initiative, are excited, and are ready to learn.

Minimum Additional Coursework Required To Coach at SFCF:

MWOD 101 Course (either in person or online)
Crossfit Level 1 Certification


During the time that you are an intern, you will continue to pay for an unlimited membership (of your choosing).

Out of Town Applicants:

  • You will be responsible for your own lodging and incidentals during your time in San Francisco for the duration of the program.
  • Our internship program generally lasts 3-4 months if you shadow part-time, 2 months if you shadow full-time.
  • We are not able to assist with visa or work status paperwork.

We’ll look forward to hearing from you!