Up to 65 applicants per session are matched as nationwide interns.
The nationwide Dietetics Internship location includes supervised practice completed at facilities the intern secures anywhere within the United States. You will identify and contact the preceptors and facilities in the area where you live or wish to work.
Your application must include a complete rotation schedule as well as commitment letters from every preceptor. This will assure the application reviewers that appropriate professionals have been identified and are willing to participate with you and the ISU DI program. There is not sufficient time after the match/acceptance date to adequately identify and select preceptors.
To assist with this process, you can find additional details about
- Planning your schedule
- Selecting sites and preceptors
- Searching for facilities by state
- Submitting this information with your application
Notes about specific areas
ISU DI does not discriminate against applicants from any geographic region of the USA. However, we are aware that it may be extremely difficult to successfully secure supervised practice rotations in some areas. Without practice sites or legal agreement between ISU and the facility, there is a strong likelihood that you may not complete the internship.
- Colorado – we have found that a law in Colorado can make it difficult, perhaps impossible, to reach legal agreement with facilities there. We will still review applications for Colorado, but are aware that sometimes alternative plans must be made.
- North Carolina – recently extreme measures enacted by the University of North Carolina that serve to limit learning and career opportunities for qualified dietetics individuals have made it difficult to secure clinical agreements with health care facilities there. We will continue to review applications for North Carolina, but are aware that sometimes alternative plans must be made.
- Note for Minnesota: Interns may complete rotations in Minnesota because ISU is registered as a private institution with the Minnesota Office of Higher Education pursuant to sections 136A.61 to 136A.71. Registration is not an endorsement of the institution.
If an applicant has significant, relevant work or life experiences, he/she may qualify for Prior Assessed Learning (PAL).
A community nutrition and/or foodservice management rotation in an international setting can be combined with this selection. See the international location page for details about these opportunities.