Dietetic Internship

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Meredith College’s Accreditation Council for Education in Nutrition and Dietetics (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

  • 98% of dietetic interns over a three-year period successfully completed the DI program within 150% of the program length or 16.5 months of the start of the program (or 36 months for ISPP)
  •  96% of graduates over a three-year period passed the CDR credentialing exam for registered dietitian nutritionists within one year following the first attempt (97% for the ISPP)
  • 100% of graduates who are expected to be employed in nutrition/dietetics or related fields were employed within 12 months of completing the program

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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The Internship Program in Nutrition and Dietetics is currently granted accredited status by the Accreditation Council for Education in Nutrition and Dietetics (ACEND) of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics, 120 South Riverside Plaza, Suite 2190, Chicago, IL 60606 | (312) 899-5400

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