How to Apply for Dietetics Internship
To apply for the ISU Dietetics Internship, follow the steps below. For detailed information refer to the Application Checklist (PDF). If you are not applying for the international or nationwide selections, disregard those steps.
2. Complete the additional steps required by your selection below:
There are no additional requirements for this location; please move to step 3.
Identifying sites/facilities and preceptors
For the nationwide location, interns must identify appropriate practice sites/facilities and preceptors that will provide opportunities to complete the supervised practice component of the internship. The program has identified learning outcomes, assignments, and readings that the intern completes to ensure that all competencies and requirements are met.
Guidelines for selecting: Students should use the Guidelines for Selecting Appropriate Preceptors and Precepting Sites (PDF) to determine appropriate practice sites and facilities.
Initial contact: A sample letter (PDF) may assist you in contacting potential preceptors/sites.
You must complete the following items in addition to the other application materials and combine into a PDF file not larger than 5 MB then upload in DICAS according to instructions (if you are unable to upload you may mail to the ISU DI):
These forms must be submitted with the application because there is not sufficient time between the match/acceptance date and the program start date to adequately identify and select preceptors. The application reviewers must be assured that professionals have been identified and are willing to participate with the intern and this program.
Affiliation Agreement: An Affiliation Agreement (doc) must be signed prior to intern’s placement in the facility. This may be completed after intern is matched to the program, but the facility must be aware of this requirement.
You must complete and submit all requirements for the nationwide selection and the additional requirements listed below:
A. Written essay. Refer to the Essay Guidelines (doc).
B. Rotation schedule. The international rotation schedule has a slightly different format as the international community rotation is located in the latter part of the internship. Please submit this version instead of the regular nationwide rotation schedule.
You may be selected for a phone interview. Refer to the sample questions (doc).
3. Complete the ISU DI Summary Form (doc).
4. Complete the D&D Digital Computer Matching using the following codes:
This program follows the same application deadline dates as the D&D deadline dates; therefore the ISU DI application materials must be postmarked or hand-delivered 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.
Use a “trackable” method to mail your packet (for example, FedEx, signed mail delivery) so that you will know if/when the packet is received by the office.
The program will not reply to requests for verification of receipt.
In the event you are not selected for entrance in this internship program, application materials will not be returned.
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