Preparing to Start the Internship

Welcome to the ISU Dietetic Internship!

You have been selected to participate in our program based on academic achievement, your interest in the profession of dietetics, completion of the required coursework and degrees, and past work experience. The 6-month experience will be intense as you complete the requirements to establish eligibility to write the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics registration examination.

Your ability to be a self-directed and self-motivated learner is very important. Faculty members at Iowa State University (ISU) and the preceptors at your experience facilities look forward to assisting you in meeting the challenges of this program and achieving your educational and career goals.

Canvas Welcome Course

After confirmation of your acceptance of the position, you will receive information to access a Welcome Course in Canvas, ISU's Learning Management System.

All the detailed information about starting the internship will be provided.  This is where you will find the list of required materials that must be submitted prior to the start of your rotations, details about planning for the first week's required Professional Skills Workshop, and other preparatory materials.

Intern responsibilities

You are responsible for understanding details of:

You are responsible for having have all required materials prior to the internship start date. You must be able to perform the technology tasks listed on the Pre-Internship Needs Assessment Checklist (PDF).

Special accommodations

Anyone accepted into the program must disclose any physical or mental disabilities which will require accommodation during the internship program at the time of acceptance. These individuals also need to contact the Student Support Services Program for additional assistance.

Inform instructor: Address any special needs or special accommodations with your instructor prior to the beginning of the internship or as soon as you become aware of your needs. Those seeking accommodations based on disabilities should obtain a Student Academic Accommodation Request (SAAR) form from the Disability Resources (DR) office (515-294-6624). Disability Resources is located on the main floor of the Student Services Building, Room 1076.


For questions and clarifications, contact your instructor whose information was provided to you upon your acceptance.  Once you have accepted an internship with ISU, do not send emails to the diisu address.