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Internship Requirements

In order to graduate from the internship program, the dietetic intern is required to meet all ACEND competencies. The intern is also expected to uphold standards of professional practice and conduct established by the internship program.  

  1. During the course of the program, interns are to meet all the requirements and assignments outlined in the Dietetic Internship Syllabus. Interns are to complete all rotation and general internship assignments in the appropriate format.
  2. Interns will be expected to complete a capstone project, which can be a research study, a community/clinical/management project, or a case study with major literature review.
  3. Interns are expected to give a Nutrition Class Day Presentation during the second half of the year.
  4. Interns are to maintain professional standards of conduct within each of their rotations as well as professional behavior.
  5. Interns will be expected to complete a minimum of four community leadership and volunteer activities.
  6. Interns will develop and maintain a career portfolio.
  7. Interns will be evaluated as follows:
    a. At the completion of each rotation by the Registered Dietitian or manager
    b. Evaluation for each of the above major projects and presentations
    c. Mid-term and final cumulative evaluation by the program director.
  8. Interns are required to participate in departmental activities, such as National Nutrition Month.
  9. Interns are expected to attend conferences/meetings of professional organizations (ie, VASPEN, VAND, BRAND) as required by the internship leadership.