ACEND® examined the data on the demand for dietetic internships in relation to the number of available positions indicates that the supply is not keeping up with demand. Read More
The Dietetic Internship Match is a computer-based method which provides an orderly and fair way to match the preferences of applicants for Dietetic Internships (DIs) with the preferences of DI program directors. The Academy contracts with a company called D&D Digital to operate the DI Match and help applicants obtain an Internship (supervised practice position).
If you have completed a minimum of a bachelor’s degree at a US regionally accredited university or college and course work accredited by ACEND, you are eligible to participate in the Dietetic Internship Match:
Through the DICAS, program directors can access applications from interested applicants; however, they cannot see the information about the priorities of the choices. The programs only see the application from applicants who applied to their programs. The program director and other staff from each Dietetic Internship program screen applications and submit rankings for acceptable applicants, as well as indicating their maximum class size.
If you have questions about the centralized application, please contact DICAS customer support at 617/612-2855 or [email protected].
If you need assistance with computer matching, please contact D&D Digital customer support at 515/292-0490 or [email protected].
ACEND® compiled a list of the 10 most common questions about the DI computer matching process. Read More
If you used the DICAS application before Jan 16, 2015, take the time to watch this 7 ½ minute video on changes to the navigation of various sections of the DICAS application. Read More
Competition for Dietetic Internships is extremely fierce, so if you are an existing student or are considering applying to a dietetics program to become a Registered Dietitian Nutritionist, try to get as much information as possible to improve your chances at getting the internship experiences required to sit for the RDN exam. Read More
Watch an 8 ½ minute video about the DICAS service, including an overview of the different sections of the site and process for completing your application. Read More