Requirements

  • Completion of the required academic Didactic Program in Dietetics (DPD) course work or verification of intent to complete
  • Completion of a Baccalaureate or Master’s degree from an accredited college or university
    • Please note effective January 1, 2024, the Commission on Dietetic Registration (CDR) will require a minimum of a Master’s degree to be eligible to take the credentialing exam to become a registered dietitian nutritionist (RDN). For more information about this requirement visit CDR's website: https://www.cdrnet.org/graduatedegree

Foreign Degree Applicants

Those who have obtained their education outside of the US and its territories must have their academic degree(s) validated as equivalent to the Baccalaureate or Master’s Degree conferred by a regionally accredited US college or university. An original foreign degree equivalency statement must accompany the application form. Validation of foreign degree does not eliminate need for Verification Statement of completion of a Didactic Program in Dietetics.

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Application Process

The UMMC Dietetic Internship uses the DICAS Online applicant portal. DICAS is a service of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics. Access the Online centralized internship application form, or call 617-612-2855, or email at DICASinfo@DICAS.org.

To apply for the Spring DI match, complete the DICAS online centralized internship application, including all required application components. DICAS will charge an application fee for each application submitted.

In addition to the DICAS required personal statement, please submit a UMMC-Specific Letter of Intent

  • 1-page single spaced or 2-pages double spaced or hand-written
  • Upload as a supplement to the DICAS application through the DICAS portal
  • The focus of this letter is to highlight why you are interested in the UMMC Dietetic Internship and why you feel you are an excellent candidate.

Selection Criteria

At UMMC, we seek well-rounded applicants with a strong work ethic and a desire to pursue an internship experience focused on clinical nutrition. We conduct a holistic review of all applications, and interns receive a cumulative score based on multiple factors.

Candidates will be contacted to schedule an interview as appropriate

Computer Matching

Applicants must also register online for computer matching at the D&D Digital Online Dietetics Internship Matching service for the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics at www.dnddigital.com and select dietetic internship priority choices by 11:59 p.m. Central Time on February 15. There is a $55 computer matching fee. Call (515) 292-0490 or e-mail dnd@sigler.com for more information.

D&D Digital will notify you directly with your match results or you may check their Web site in April. To accept your match with UMMC, please contact our program director within 48 hours at spelekhaty@umm.edu.

Pre Select Option

Students completing their Master of Science in Human Nutrition at Drexel University may be eligible to participate in the pre-selection process with UMMC DI. A maximum of 2 interns may be accepted through this partnership. Interested students should contact the Drexel DPD director for more information regarding application submissions. Once UMMC DI has received pre-select applications, they will be reviewed by our application committee and candidates meeting our admission criteria will be contacted for an interview. UMMC DI will submit applicant rankings to Drexel no later than January 15th, and applicants will be notified of their match results no later than January 29th.

*Please note that the UMMC Dietetic Internship does not satisfy requirements for full-time student status on visa applications