Coaching Internship

Coaching Internship San Francisco CrossfitAre 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, Carl Paoli, Diane Fu 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.   Priority for positions in the  program is given to coaches who want to become part of our San Francisco Crossfit staff.

We select interns twice a year – once in the fall and once in the spring. Our Winter/Spring 2015 internship application process is now closed.   If you are interested in applying for Fall 2015 please send a resume and cover letter to

Please note that a minimum requirement for this program is a Crossfit Level 1 Certification.


Overview: 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 and are interested in working at the gym as a coach.

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 Nate Helming 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:  Kelly’s Movement & Mobility Seminar, Carl’s Freestyle Connection Seminar, Burgener’s Olympic Lifting Course

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