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Competition for Dietetic Internships is extremely fierce, so if you are an existing student or are considering applying to a dietetics program to become a Registered Dietitian, try to get as much information as possible to improve your chances at getting the internship experiences required to sit for the RD exam:

  • The first place to go for a wealth of information is your DPD program director and DPD faculty. They are on the front line, helping students decide where to apply, navigate the application process, and deal with computer matching.
  • We encourage you to learn about as many DI programs as you can to understand what is available and to refine your area of interest. Some DI programs schedule open houses for students, so be sure to ask them if this is an option.

ACEND staff members are also available to answer your questions. We are providing the following resources based on our experience with students and programs.


Questions or Need Assistance?

Centralized Application

If you plan to apply to a program that uses Dietetic Internship Centralized Application System (DICAS), you will need to submit the application through DICAS between now and Wednesday, February 15, 2013 at 11:59 p.m. (Central).

If you have questions about the centralized application, please contact DICAS customer support at 617/612-2855 or dicasinfo@dicas.org.


Computer Matching

For all programs, you must also apply for computer matching. To do this, register and submit all the internship programs you plan to apply to D&D Digital by Wednesday, February 15, 2013 at 11:59 p.m. (Central).

If you need assistance with computer matching, please contact D&D Digital customer support at 515/292-0490 or dnd@sigler.com.

Downloadable Resources

Suggestions to improve your chances at getting a Dietetic-Internship Position

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Student Tips for Success during Supervised Practice

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Availability of Dietetic Internship Positions

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