Dietetics Internship Program

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The Dietetic Internship (DI) Program will is a post-baccalaureate, non-degree granting program in the Department of Dietetics and Nutrition at Florida International University (FIU). The DI will participate in the preselect process, not the matching process. Students who have a Didactic Program in Dietetics’ (DPD) verification statement and completed the requirements for a graduate degree (MS or PhD) in the Department may apply to the DI. Students interested in applying to the DI at FIU must have a DPD verification statement, be admitted to one of the graduate programs in the Department, and successfully complete the requirements for the graduate degree. When the interns have successfully completed the DI, they will be awarded a DI verification statement.

Program Description

The mission of the Dietetics Internship Program at Florida International University is to prepare competent entry-level registered dietitian/nutritionists through experiential learning and evidence-based practice who are leaders, ethically and culturally proficient. The program is committed to training qualified practitioners who provide dietetic services that promote eating and lifestyle behaviors that enhance health and quality of life.


The DI will admit its first class during the summer of 2017. The Dietetic Internship Program has been granted pre-candidate (pre-accreditation) status by the Accreditation Council for Education in Nutrition and Dietetics (ACEND®) of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics.