Application Process

The Michigan Medicine Dietetic Internship at the University of Michigan meets the second of the required steps to becoming a Registered Dietitian (RD). These steps are:

  1. Complete a minimum of a bachelor’s degree at a US regionally accredited university or college and course work accredited by the Accreditation Council for Education in Nutrition and Dietetics (ACEND®) of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics.
  2. Complete an ACEND®-accredited supervised practice program at a health-care facility, community agency, or a foodservice corporation or combined with undergraduate or graduate studies.
  3. Pass a national examination administered by the Commission on Dietetic Registration (CDR). For more information regarding the examination, refer to CDR’s website at
  4. Complete continuing professional educational requirements to maintain registration.

For more information about becoming a Registered Dietitian, please visit this website: Prior to applying for the internship, applicants must have completed the first required step.

The Michigan Medicine Dietetic Internship at the University of Michigan participates in the Dietetic Internship Centralized Application System (DICAS), which requires an application through the centralized application portal. More information can be found at the DICAS website Please follow the DICAS guidelines for submitting your application, which must be received by DICAS no later than 11:59 p.m. CST on February 15, 2019.

Applicants must have completed a Didactic Program in Dietetics (DPD) within three years of application. Individuals who completed DPD programs three to five years prior to application should provide documentation of at least six (6) credits of advanced coursework in pathophysiology, biochemistry, medical nutrition therapy, and/or clinical nutrition, completed within the last five years. Applicants who completed DPD programs more than five years prior should consult with the Dietetic Internship Director.

The Accreditation Council for Education in Nutrition and Dietetics (ACEND) has approved two areas of concentration: clinical nutrition (8 positions) and pediatric clinical nutrition (8 positions). Applicants may apply to one or both concentrations; applicants are reminded to enter the accompanying code(s) for the desired concentration(s). Applicants applying for both concentrations have the option of a) writing one personal statement for both concentrations, or b) writing a personal statement for each concentration, placing the second personal statement in the supplemental materials section.

The personal statement must follow DICAS guidelines and should address the following:

A non-refundable application fee of $75 for each concentration is required to apply to the Michigan Medicine Dietetic Internship at the University of Michigan program. One check for a total of $150 can be sent if applying to both concentrations.

For payment by check or money order, please make it payable to the "University of Michigan" and send to:

ATTN: Rita McFarland-Hinton
Michigan Medicine Dietetic Internship at the University of Michigan Program
Room NI8E14
300 North Ingalls Street, SPC 5407
Ann Arbor, Michigan 48109-5407

If you pay by mail, this fee must be postmarked by the DICAS application deadline.

Applicants may opt to pay with a credit card. Payment with credit cards are also due by the DICAS application deadline.

Credit card processing is set-up as an "event registration". Please read the following:

  1. You will leave this website and be redirected to our secure credit card processor, Eventbrite.
  2. Please select an individual concentration or select both concentrations if you are applying to both.
  3. Be sure to put in the student's name as the registrant. There is a place to add the payee's name.
  4. You will receive an email from Eventbrite as a confirmation.
  5. After the registration is done, you will not automatically come back to this page. Follow the web link on your confirmation web page to return to this internship page location.

Payment for applications open on Monday, December 3, 2018.

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Note: GRE scores are not necessary for the Michigan Medicine Dietetic Internship at the University of Michigan Program.