General Information

Academic and Program Calendar
The dietetic internship will begin on August 21, 2017 and end on August 10, 2018. In the fall semester the dietetic interns will be full-time graduate students in the Department of Nutrition and Health Sciences.  In addition, interns will complete 80-120 hours of supervised practice experiences in the area of community health/nutrition education outreach which will count toward the minimum of 1200 supervised practice hours required. During the second part of the internship (January through August) the student will participate in a six hour graduate course and complete a 32 week supervised practice experience at 36-40 hours per week for a total minimum number of supervised practice hours of 1200 hours.

Graduation and Program Completion Requirements
Dietetic interns must successfully complete the designated experiences and assignments related to each of the required accreditation competencies in order to receive verification of completion of the dietetic internship program.  In order to receive a certificate and verification of completion of the Dietetic Internship Program:

1. Dietetic interns will satisfactorily complete all course requirements for NUTR 986 Graduate Seminar and NUTR 956 Community Nutrition and six additional graduate credit hours before beginning supervised practice experiences in January of the internship year.

2. Dietetic interns must satisfactorily complete assignments and experiences for each rotation as designated in the curriculum plan during the supervised practice hours completed in the fall semester and the supervised practice component which occurs from January-August of the internship year.

3. Dietetic interns will register for six hours of NUTR 875 Practicum in Dietetics.  In order to receive a final grade, the dietetic intern must complete all aspects of the program in a satisfactory manner.

All interns who have successfully completed program requirements will be granted a Verification Statement of completion of the internship program and will be eligible to sit for the RD examination.  Each intern will receive copies of the Verification Statement and copies will be retained by the department.

Number of Openings 
The University of Nebraska-Lincoln Dietetic Internship Program is accredited to accept a maximum of 12 dietetic interns.

For the 2017-18 Dietetic Internship Class, preference will be given to UNL undergraduates/graduate students.  However, we welcome qualified applicants from other programs and most years have students from other programs as members of our internship class.