The University of Virginia Health System Dietetic Internship utilizes DICAS for applications and is currently participating in both the spring and fall application cycles. For more details on the application process, please review Application Information - Dietetic Internship (

Our program accepts up to 12 interns each year.  

The selection committee is comprised of the Program Director, Assistant Director, Internship Coordinator, and up to four additional dietitian preceptors from a variety of practice areas. The committee takes a holistic approach to reviewing applications in addition to scoring each application based on the following criteria:

  1. Grades
    -Overall GPA Requirement: 3.2 or higher
    -DPD Professional GPA Requirement: 3.5 or higher
  2. Personal Statement (Letter of Application)
    -Content, literary style, insight into personal and professional goals, and ability to provide information requested
  3. Work & Volunteer Experience
  4. Letters of Recommendation
    -Three letters are required
    -Although not required, we highly encourage one letter from an instructor/professor associated with your dietetics program
  5. Honors, Activities, and Leadership


Additional notes:

  • The University of Virginia Health System Dietetic Internship DOES NOT require the Graduated Record Examination (GRE) for application or admissions into the program. 


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