Admissions / Traditional Dietetic Internship Application Checklist

Application materials for the Dietetic Internship at Meredith should be complete and submitted to DICAS (Dietetic Internship Centralized Application Services) by the February 15 deadline.

Applications are considered ready for review after all materials listed have been submitted:

  • Personal Statement
  • DICAS Application Form
  • Official transcript(s) Minimal, overall GPA of 3.0 is required
  • Declaration of Intent to Complete Degree or Verification Statement
  • Recommendations
  • Application fee
    Please note:  the application fee is in addition to the DICAS and D&D Digital fees.
  • TOEFL scores, for international students only
  • Participation in National D&D Digital Systems Computer Spring Match

Applications should be submitted to DICAS

About the Requirements

Personal Statement (Letter format, 1000 word maximum)

Questions to be addressed in the personal statement include:

  • Why are you interested in Meredith College?
  • Why are you interested in this internship pathway?
  • Why do you want to enter the dietetics profession?
  • Discuss experiences that have helped to prepare you for your career.
  • What are your short-term and long-term goals?
  • What are your strengths and weaknesses or areas needing improvement?

DICAS Application

Official Transcript(s)

  • Official transcript(s) from all colleges and universities attended should be sent postmarked by the February 15 deadline to:
    DICAS – Transcript Dept.
    PO Box 9118
    Watertown, MA 02472

Declaration of Intent to Complete Degree or Verification Statement

  • A valid Declaration of Intent to Complete Degree or Verification Statement, signed by the applicant and the director of the didactic program in dietetics (DPD) at your college or university. A valid verification statement stating successful completion of an American Dietetic Association approved DPD must be submitted before the applicant can enter the internship.

Recommendations should be entered through DICAS

  • Three are required, including one from the program director of your didactic program in dietetics; one from a professor in foods and nutrition or related area; and one from an employer or supervisor or a professor in foods and nutrition. If desired, the DPD Letter of Recommendation may be emailed directly from the DPD director to the DI Director, or it may be US Mailed along the Application fee to Meredith College. The DPD letter of Recommendation should include:
    • The prospective intern’s ability of successfully complete the DI Program
    • The prospective intern’s leadership abilities and potential

Application Fee

  • A non-refundable application fee of $50, payable by check and made out to Meredith College.
  • It is strongly recommended that you send your application fee with a trackable system such as FedEx, Registered US Mail or UPS. Applications received without an application fee payment will not be reviewed.
  • Mailing Address:

    Meredith College
    Mrs. Cathie Ostrowski, MS, RD, LDN, FAND
    Director, Dietetic Internship Program
    Department of Nutrition Health & Human Performance
    3800 Hillsborough Street
    Raleigh, NC 27607-5298


TOEFL scores, for international students only

Participation in National D&D Digital Systems Computer Matching

  • Prospective interns must participate in the National D&D Digital Systems Computer Matching. Meredith College participates in the Spring Match. Learn more about the D&D Digital Systems.

Additional requirements:

  • Incomplete application packets will not be considered.
  • GRE scores may be submitted but are not required.
  • Applicants must participate in the DICAS computer matching process.

Applications are evaluated based on the following criteria:

  • Overall and DPD GPA, grades for coursework in the professional area, sciences, behavioral and social sciences, and communication courses
  • Quality of recommendation letters
  • Quality of personal statement
  • Quality and quantity of work and volunteer experience in the field
  • Other extracurricular and volunteer activities, leadership, and honors/awards


Thank you for your Interest!

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Contact Information

Cathie Ostrowski
001 Martin Hall Annex
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