Dietetic Internship Admissions

UW-Stout Dietetic Internship Program requirements
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Dietetics Internship Program Admission Requirements

Admission into the UW-Stout Dietetic Internship Program requires a minimum of the following:

  • Completion of a graduate degree in Food and Nutrition or related degree from an accredited university; intent of completion degree paperwork will be accepted. Coursework, including the thesis project (if required), must be successfully completed by August 1, prior to the internship start, or your appointment will be forfeited and you will be replaced by an alternate. If your appointment is forfeited you may reapply to the dietetic internship the following year.
  • Verification of completion of the Didactic Program in Dietetics from an approved/accredited undergraduate program.
  • Overall GPA of 3.0 or above on a 4.0 scale; GPA 3.0 or above in professional courses.
  • Recent relevant work experience beyond that required for course requirements (may be either paid or volunteer).
  • Medical Nutrition Therapy course(s) completed no more than four years prior to the application to the UW-Stout Dietetic Internship.

Qualities of a Good Internship Candidate

Qualities the internship program looks for in its applicants, in addition to knowledge, include:

  1. Leadership experience, such as holding a position in a school dietetic organization or other volunteer organization.
  2. Work experience beyond that required for course requirements, especially in nutrition and food service, is very helpful. Also, experience in community or public health is beneficial.
  3. Volunteer experience or independent work in a dietetics-related area.
  4. Professional skills, such as communication, multitasking (being able to manage many responsibilities, such as work, school and extracurricular activities) and a good relationship with faculty and employers.
  5. Self-motivation is another important quality.

Dietetic Internship Application Procedures and Deadlines

The internship application process requires two steps:

Step 1: Apply to the DICAS System

The Dietetic Internship program is using DICAS, the online centralized internship application, which may be accessed in early December for the spring match. Go to the DICAS website. The online application must be completed for our program by 11:59 p.m. (CT) by the mid-February deadline set by the Accreditation Council for Education in Nutrition and Dietetics (ACEND). The fee to use DICAS is $50 for the first application submitted and $25 for each additional application.

Step 2: Register on D&D Digital

Register online through the D&D Digital website, which provides a service that matches internship applicants to dietetic internships and programs by ranked order of preference.

Registration must be completed by February 15 by 11:59 p.m. (CT) to be considered for matching.

Send a $45 application fee directly to UW-Stout, using the address below:

UW-Stout Internship Director
234 Heritage Hall, 415 E 10th Avenue
Menomonie, WI 54751

The application fee must be postmarked by Feb. 15.

The following forms must be submitted with the DICAS application by uploading to the supplemental column in the Internship Program Designation area. The core rotations can be found under the Internship rotations link.

View the Site and Preceptor Form

View the Preceptor Qualification Form

Applicants interested in completing the internship locally (within 200 miles of Menomonie, most within 35 miles) with UW-Stout affiliated sites, the schedule will be set by the internship director. No supplemental forms are needed.

Selection Decisions

Ranking decisions are made by majority vote of the Internship Admissions Committee. In the event of a tie vote, input from precepting Registered Dietitians will be sought, and if necessary, after consultation, the vote of the preceptors will be the tie-breaking vote.

Once a match is accepted to the dietetics internship program, complete the CI Certificate application in order to register for the 15 total credits in FN-865 Supervised Practice in Medical Nutrition Management: 6 credits in the fall, 3 credits in winterm, and 6 credits in the spring.

Applications must be completed by August 1, before the start of the internship.

There is a distance option for interns. Applicants interested in the distance option must secure their own sites and preceptors. At least one community and one clinical site must be secured by the DICAS application deadline. The remaining sites and preceptors must be secured by June 1.

View the CI Certificate Application

Second-Round Match Requirements

In the event that the program does not fill all openings in the first round match, students applying for the second match must submit all required documents through the DICAS website. Applications will be accepted beginning when 2nd round match opens and will close when all positions have been filled. Qualified applicants will be invited after committee review. An application fee will be required for second round. Send the $45 application fee directly to UW-Stout:

UW-Stout Internship Director
234 Heritage Hall, 415 E 10th Avenue
Menomonie, WI 54751