The University of Virginia Health System Dietetic Internship program participates in the Spring DICAS Application Cycle and Spring D&D Digital Matching process. For more details on the application process, please review Application Information - Dietetic Internship (

Our program accepts 12 interns each year. During the Spring 2022 Cycle, our program received approximately 45 applications and successfully matched all 12 spots. 

The selection committee is comprised of the Program Director, Assistant Director, Internship Coordinator, and at least 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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