What is a Dietetic Internship?

Each Dietetic Internship (DI) is accredited by the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics (AND). To apply to a DI, individuals must complete at least a bachelor's degree and AND-approved coursework requirements (Didactic Program in Dietetics). A DI must provide 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.

Below each program's address is the accreditation status granted by the Accreditation Council for Education in Nutrition and Dietetics (ACEND) and the date of the next program review. The designation, Developmentally Accredited, indicates a newly accredited program.

The information in this listing, including program details, is intended to be as accurate as possible when posted, but is subject to change without notice. The Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics and the Accreditation Council for Education in Nutrition and Dietetics assume no responsibility for changes or errors in the compilation of this information, and no one accessing and using the information shall have any right of recovery on account of its use.