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Dietetic Internship


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Meredith College’s Accreditation Council for Education and Nutrition (ACEND)-accredited Dietetic Internship program provides college graduates who have met the DPD requirements with the knowledge and supervised practice needed to enter this fast-growing field of nutrition. The dietetic internship prepares men and women for the Registered Dietitian Nutritionist exam and, ultimately, a career as a Registered Dietitian. Meredith’s location is ideal for internship participants, who can work at some of the world’s top corporations and medical centers, as well as in local human services agencies and school systems. And, those completing the internship earn six credit hours toward the M.S. in Nutrition from Meredith

Indicators of Success

  • 89% five-year first time pass rate for the CDR Credentialing Exam for dietitian nutritionists
  • 98% of our dietetic interns will successfully complete the DI program within 150% of the program length or 16.5 months
  • 100% of our graduated dietetic interns who seek employment are employed within 3 months of graduation
  • 100% of our graduated dietetic interns who seek employment are employed within 12 months of graduation

If you have a bachelor’s degree in nutrition or a DPD verification from an ACEND-accredited program, and are ready to take the next step toward a challenging and fulfilling career, choose Meredith’s dietetic internship programs.


We have three different Dietetic Internship Programs

Traditional Dietetic Internship Program: This type of program provides the intern with all their rotation sites and takes place in the Raleigh-Durham, NC area.

Site Preceptor Pathway Dietetic Internship (SPP): This program provides the intern with a coveted Food Service Management and Clinical/MNT site. The other rotations are intern-identified and must be at least 100 miles outside of the Raleigh-Durham, NC area.

Individualized Supervised Practice Pathway Dietetic Internship (ISPP): In this flexible rotation, the intern locates and identifies all of their rotation sites at least 150 miles outside the Raleigh-Durham, NC area.


Meredith College Dietetic Internship is Step 2 in your journey to becoming a Registered Dietitian Nutritionist (RDN).

Complete a bachelor's degree and receive a verification statement from an ACEND-accredited program (Didactic Program in Dietetics).

Get matched to an ACEND-accredited supervised practice dietetic internship program. For students who do not match to an internship, applying to an Individual Supervised Practice Pathway is an option.

Pass the Commission on Dietetic Registration's dietetic registration exam.


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Cathie Ostrowski
Director, Dietetic Internship Program
Martin Hall, Suite 233
ostrowsk@meredith.edu
(919) 760-8419


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