Internship Information

To apply to a Dietetic Internship, individuals must complete at least a bachelor's degree and ACEND-approved coursework requirements (Didactic Program in Dietetics).

A DI provides at least 1,200 hours of supervised practice and is usually completed in 9-24 months depending on the availability of a part-time schedule or requirement of graduate credit. Individuals completing the program who are verified by the program director are eligible to write the CDR registration examination for dietitians.

Appointments to DIs are awarded on a competitive basis and most use a national computer matching process. Programs not participating in computer matching accept applications only from individuals employed by the sponsoring organization. Prospective applicants must contact program directors for current information, including application deadline dates. Programs will provide application forms and detailed information on program requirements, tuition, and financial aid upon request.