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How to Apply

To be eligible to apply for the internship program, students must have a bachelor's degree in nutrition or another related field (e.g. biology, chemistry, psychology) with completion of the CDR's Didactic Program in Dietetics (DPD) or Foreign Dietitian Equivalent program (FDE) requirements. 

The UVA Health System Dietetic Internship Program participates in the  Dietetic Internship Centralized Application System (DICAS) and in the computer matching process through D&D Digital.

Instructions:

1) Complete the online DICAS application form at https://portal.dicas.org/ by the DICAS deadline. Pay required fees as indicated on the DICAS website.

2) In the personal essay on the DICAS website, address questions required by DICAS. In addition, address why you are applying to the UVA Health System program.

3) Submit original transcripts from each school attended as instructed to the DICAS office:

                     DICAS Transcript Department
                     PO Box 9118
                     Watertown, Massachusetts 02472

4) Supplemental materials should be submitted directly to the program (UVA Health System Dietetic Internship Program, Nutrition Services, Box 800673, Charlottesville, VA 22908).  Note:  Please keep federal holidays in mind when mailing documents by USPS mail.

ATTENTION: UPS and FedEx will not ship to a PO Box. If you are mailing via these carriers, please use the following address: UVA Health System Dietetic Internship, 400 Lane Road, UVA Nutrition Services/Morrison G602, Charlottesville, VA 22908

  • Check for application fee in the amount of $50 made payable to: Morrison Management Specialists.   This can be in the form of a personal check, cashier check, or money order.
  • Signed Program Requirements Form (can be found to the right, under 'Application Process' -->Program Requirements Form)

5) Register for Computer Matching through D&D Digital's website. Registration with the computer matching service requires a $50 fee, which can be paid online. Submit match preferences by the given deadline.

6) Applicants matched to our program are required to notify the DI Director of their acceptance no later than 6 PM the Monday after Match Day.  If our internship does not fill the available spots, we will participate in the Second Round Selection process. We will follow the timeline guidelines set forth by NDEP's Second Round Task Force Committee.

7) If you are successfully matched to our program, you will need to forward 2 copies of your original transcripts showing date of degree conferral (month, date, and year) for all degrees. Transcripts will also need to be submitted from any institutions at which you completed coursework that counted towards your DPD requirements.  You will also need to submit an original verification statement. More information will follow on submission of these materials once the match decision is made.

 

Contact Us

Program Director

Angie Hasemann, MS, RDN, CSP

ajh5j@virginia.edu

434-924-2348

 

Assistant Program Director

Dana Henry, RDN

dnc4s@virginia.edu

434-982-4925