Dietetic Internship

Experience clinical nutrition, community nutrition, and food service management in a variety of professional settings.
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The UW-Stout Dietetic Internship prepares you for entry-level practice as a Registered Dietitian Nutritionist (RDN). We provide a wide variety of experiences in community nutrition, food service management, and clinical nutrition. 

  • Meet your fellow interns at orientation in August.
  • Begin your supervised practice at community and public health locations. We send our interns to Aging and Disability Resource Centers, UW Extension, Women Infant and Children, and more! 
  • Develop important food service management skills by working with preceptors in both school and hospital food settings.
  • Emphasis on patient-centered care in clinical nutrition rotations, including long-term care, outpatient, and inpatient settings.
  • Refine your skills during a 1-week rotation choosing your location and area of emphasis.

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UW-Stout's Dietetic Internship is ACEND Accredited

The University of Wisconsin-Stout Dietetic Internship is currently granted continuing accreditation by the Accreditation Council for Education in Nutrition and Dietetics (ACEND) of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics (AND), 120 South Riverside Plaza, Suite 2000, Chicago, IL 60606-6995, 312-899-0040 ext. 5400.

Why Choose the UW-Stout Dietetics Internship?

Our program has a rich history of graduates' successful employment across diverse sectors, including large and small Clinical Health Centers, the US Public Health Service, local public health departments, nutrition communication firms, and private industry.

  • Our ACEND-accredited internship program, established in 1991, is recognized for excellence in developing industry-ready dietitians. 
  • Our program guides students through an RDN exam preparation tool, which includes simulated testing, preparing you to pass the registration exam.
  • Our program offers innovative, supervised practice led by expert preceptors and faculty mentors who are responsive to your needs.
  • Regular seminar meetings with the internship coordinator and fellow interns helps you stay on track and make progress toward your goals.
  • The program supports attendance at our state dietetics meeting, providing the opportunity to enhance your professional development and networking skills.
  • If you need to complete your master’s degree UW-Stout offers a fully online M.S. in Nutrition & Dietetics.
  • UW-Stout graduate students who plan on completing our internship program are eligible to apply for up to $4,000 in scholarships to help cover internship expenses. See the Foundation Scholarships for more details.

If you have questions or want more information about UW-Stout’s Dietetic Internship, contact the Internship Director Kerry Peterson, PhD, RD, CD at