The Michigan Medicine Dietetic Internship at the University of Michigan is a post-baccalaureate, full-time, 10-month internship program that takes place from the end of August through June of each year, and consists of approximately 1,550 total hours. Our internship offers two areas of concentration, the Clinical Nutrition Concentration (with 8 internship positions available) and the Pediatric Clinical Nutrition Concentration (with 8 internship positions available). The mission of the Michigan Medicine Dietetic Internship at the University of Michigan is to prepare competent, entry-level dietitians for positions in clinical, food systems and community nutrition settings.
Internship program graduates successfully obtain a variety of positions in a wide range of locations. We conduct an annual survey of our past graduates and results of our most recent survey can be found here.
The internship provides knowledgeable and supportive staff who facilitate intern learning experiences in a progressive, quality-oriented setting. Upon successful completion, individuals will be eligible to take the national dietetic registration examination.
A graduate degree will be necessary for all newly credentialed registered dietitian nutritionists on January 1, 2024. Therefore, applicants for the internship class of 2022-2023 will be required to have a graduate degree.
We have established objectives to determine how well we meet our program goals. Our objectives are:
We monitor our achievement of these objectives and our outcome data is available upon request.
Curriculum competencies must be reached to successfully complete the program. The curriculum fosters technical expertise in the areas of:
Internship affiliations include the WIC Program, worksite health promotion programs, long-term care facilities and outpatient counseling.
Interns have the opportunity to attend lectures by medical staff and visiting experts, and to attend the annual state dietetics meeting. Six weeks of professional staff experience culminate the internship program.
Sample Master Rotation Schedule illustrates the typical arrangement of rotations.
The Michigan Medicine Dietetic Internship at the University of Michigan is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Education in Nutrition and Dietetics:
Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics (ACEND)
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Chicago, Illinois 60606-6995
312-899-0040 ext. 5400
Internship admission requirements and computer matching directions are found on the Application Process page. All accepted applicants are subject to the same screening process required by all Michigan Medicine staff and trainees including drug testing and background check. These are administered at no cost to the intern and detailed instructions are provided after acceptance.
Interns must successfully complete all supervised practice experiences in order to complete the program. The program does not provide any credit for previous supervised practice. Interns must complete the program in no more than 48 weeks. The University of Michigan is a non-discriminatory institution.