Iowa-based Location

Around 10-15 applicants per session are matched as Iowa-based interns.

The Iowa-based Dietetic Internship location includes supervised practice completed within the state of Iowa or surrounding states.  ISU instructors will place these interns and identify the preceptors and sites for each. Possible areas include:

  • Ames, IA
  • Des Moines, IA
  • Omaha, NE
  • Pella, IA
  • Rock Island, IL

Interns are required to live in the internship location area regardless of where the intern resides at the time of application. (For example, an applicant who resides in California would be required to move to an assignment in Pella, Iowa.)

If an applicant has significant relevant work or life experiences, he or she may qualify for Prior Assessed Learning (PAL).

Who should apply to the Iowa-based location?

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 apply to the Nationwide location.

International rotation

A community nutrition and/or foodservice management rotation in an international setting can be combined with the Iowa-based location. To apply for this, select Iowa-Based International Location in each of the three application steps.  See the international location page for details about these opportunities.