How to Apply for Dietetics Internship

The ISU DI online application system is open to accept applications during the same time period as DICAS. You can find details about these dates on the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics website.  Due to the high volume of applications and the limited number and varying facilities, the Iowa-based location is highly competitive.  Applicants from states other than Iowa are strongly encouraged to complete a Nationwide application.

To apply for the ISU Dietetics Internship, follow the steps below. For detailed information refer to the location specific Application Checklists. Missing any of the 4 steps will preclude you from being considered for the internship.  Note that all application fees are non-refundable.

  1. Choose which location(s) you will apply for from the program location page.
  1. Begin the DICAS Application. Be sure to follow directions closely and record your DICAS ID# for use with the online ISU DI application in Step 3. 

  • Complete additional paperwork as required by your location below.  All materials are required to be uploaded as part of Step 3 (see below).

Iowa-based location additional requirements
Nationwide location additional requirements
Nationwide with international location additional requirements
Iowa-based with international location additional requirements

  1. Complete the online ISU DI Application. The $75 non-refundable application fee (for each program selected) is part of this step.  Have your GPA information ready and calculated before starting - DPD GPA and cumulative GPA. For assistance use the GPA Calculator (use for grading systems equivalent to ISU).  You must include your DICAS ID# and upload any additional materials (summary page, schedule, forms, essay, etc - as required by your location) to complete this step.  The process for uploading will be included as part of the online ISU DI application.  This step must be completed in one sitting; it’s not possible to save your work and continue later.

  1. Complete the D&D Digital Computer Matching. Complete the computer matching using the following codes:

Selection November Match
(class starts in January)
April Match
(class starts in June)
Iowa-based location 509 417
Nationwide location 563 182
Iowa-based location with international rotation 572 136
Nationwide location with international rotation 573 135

Deadline schedule

This program follows the same application deadline dates as the D&D deadline dates; therefore the ISU DI application materials must be submitted online by the same date that D&D requires for final online submission.

Deadline dates are located on the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics website. You may also access the deadline dates by visiting the Accreditation Council for Education in Nutrition and Dietetics (ACEND) website.

Our process will generate automatic replies confirming receipt of your materials; therefore the ISU DI will not reply to any requests for such verification.

In the event you are not selected for entrance in this internship program, application materials will not be returned.