Before you apply for the Site Preceptor Pathway at Meredith College, you should:

  • Have a GPA of 3.0 or above and have a Verification Statement or an Intent to Complete Form from a DPD ACEND-Accredited School
  • Have a grade of C or higher in all DPD science and DPD professional courses
  • Plan to complete the intern-identified rotations at least 100 miles outside the Raleigh-Durham area
  • Realize that there are three groups of four interns in this Pathway:

Group A completes their foodservice and clinical rotation August-December, 2021 and their intern-identified rotations January-May 2022
Group B completes their intern-identified rotations August-December 2021 and their foodservice and clinical rotations January-May 2022
Group C completes their intern-identified rotations between August 2021-April 2022, and completes their foodservice and clinical rotation May-September 2022

  • Be prepared to come to Meredith’s campus to attend a seven-ten day orientation program in Summer 2020
  • Be prepared to take one online, three credit hour graduate class in both the fall and spring semesters
  • Be interested in an internship with a leadership concentration
  • Be prepared to attend your local, regional or state Dietetic Association’s meeting (all incurred expenses will be paid by the intern.)

To apply for this pathway, follow this Application Checklist.

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

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


Admission Requirements

The following information is required when applying to the Meredith College DI:

  1. DICAS Application completed by February 15 using the following link:
  2. Personal Statement
  3. Official transcript(s) verifying an overall GPA and a professional DPD GPA of 3.0 or above out of 4.0. Prospective interns must have a grade of C or higher in all DPD science and DPD professional courses.
  4. Declaration of Intent to Complete Degree or Verification Statement from a DPD ACEND®-Accredited School.
  5. Three recommendation letters, one from the DPD Director, one from a professor and one from a professor or Supervisor (RDN) preferred.
  6. A non-refundable application fee of $60, payable online by check or money order and made out to Meredith College and supplemental application.
  7. TOEFL scores, for international Interns only (can be waived if student earned degree in U.S.)
  8. Online matching registration for computer matching completed by February 15 at D&D Digital Computer Matching:

Please note:  the application fee is in addition to the DICAS and D&D Digital fees.

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 from an ACEND accredited DPD must be submitted before the applicant can begin 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 sent US mail along with the application fee to Meredith College. The DPD letter of Recommendation should include:

The prospective intern’s ability to successfully complete the DI Program

The prospective intern’s leadership abilities and potential

Application Fee

A non-refundable application fee of $60, payable by check or money order 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.

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.
  • Grade of C or higher in all DPD science and DPD professional courses
  • Interns must be proficient in typing, and in Microsoft Word, Excel, and Powerpoint.

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!

You can connect with a graduate admissions counselor in a variety of ways—choose the one that’s most convenient for you. We look forward to hearing from you!


Contact Information
Cathie Ostrowski
Martin Hall, Suite 233
(919) 760-8419
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