Dietetic Internship Programs / Rotations and Schedules

MC DIs in Italy


Over the course of a two week ACEND-approved enrichment rotation in Italy, you will gain insight into the enthralling Italian culture and the food which anchors the Tuscan lifestyle. You will begin in Sansepolcro, Italy, a small sixteenth century walled town located in the heart of Tuscany about halfway between Florence and Rome. You will spend time among the many rustic and ancient buildings of Sansepolcro truly gaining a sense of what it is like to live in this exquisite country.

The program also includes multiple cooking classes taught right in Sansepolcro by a native Italian, who will instruct you on how to transform fresh, seasonal foods into beautiful Italian meals and who will also give you a true sense of the Italian lifestyle. Students will experience the common meal patterns of Italy, become familiar with Italian etiquette and food practices, and learn how to prepare many of the traditional Italian dishes in order to enrich their education in nutrition.

The program will conclude in Rome, where students will once again see the integration of various influences into the Italian culture. By participating in this program, you as a future dietitian will gain a cultural awareness which can only be obtained through travel and immersion, that is critical to the effective communication of diet and health.

Dates May 1– May 15, 2016

For more information and program costs, contact Mrs. Cathie Ostrowski at

Supervised Practice
Meredith’s dietetic interns have the opportunity to work in some of the world’s most prestigious institutions, organizations, medical and research centers, and health and wellness facilities. Students will rotate through six supervised placement sites during their internships.

There are 29 weeks of hands-on practice, supervised by Registered Dietitians (R.D.s) in three primary settings — medical nutrition therapy (13 weeks), community nutrition (8 weeks), and food service management (8 weeks). During medical nutrition therapy and community nutrition placements, students learn to assess patients, counsel them about relevant diet and nutrition issues, and make appropriate referrals. In the food service management placements, students participate in all aspects of management and administration — from inventory and purchasing to staffing, creating menus and planning events with nutritional themes. 9 credit hours

Medical Nutrition Therapy Seminar
This is one of two graduate courses that dietetic internship students take; the other is a graduate level elective. 6 credit hours

Enrichment Experiences
This concludes the program, adding to the number of hours of supervised practice obtained during the program year. Students design an individual experience and set goals in any area of dietetics for this experience. 1 credit hour


Thank you for your Interest!

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Tracy Smith
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Contact Information

Cathie Ostrowski
002 Martin Hall Annex
(919) 760-8419
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