Dietetic Internships

Listed below are the Dietetic Internships (DI). After each program's address is the accreditation status granted by the Accreditation Council for Education in Nutrition and Dietetics (ACEND) and the date the program’s accreditation term ends. View accreditation status definitions.

To apply to a DI, individuals must complete at least a bachelor's degree and ACEND-accredited coursework requirements (Didactic Program in Dietetics). Currently all DIs must provide at least 1200 hours of supervised practice. This is usually completed in 8-24 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. More information about the application, tuition and financial aid can be obtained from the program.

Below is a search engine designed to locate accredited programs by state and options available. To the right are check boxes to help narrow the selection.

  • "Only Programs Offering Distance Education" are for programs where coursework can be completed entirely online.

  • "Only Programs with Course Credit Transfer Agreements" applies to students who have completed a Dietetic Tech program and have credits to transfer into a Coordinated Program.

  • "Only Programs that Result in a Graduate Degree" are for students who are interested in receiving a Masters or doctoral degree upon program completion.

  • "Only Programs that have an ISPP (Individualized Supervised Practice Pathway) option available" allows graduates who did not match to a dietetic internship but possess DPD verification statement or doctoral degree holders to fulfill supervised practice hours in an ACEND® accredited program.