Dietetic Internship

Program Overview

The University of Michigan Hospital and Health Centers Dietetic Internship is a post-baccalaureate, full-time, 10-month internship program that takes place from September through June of each year, and consists of approximately 1,550 total hours. Our internship offers two areas of concentration, the Clinical Nutrition Concentration and the Pediatric Clinical Nutrition Concentration. The University of Michigan Hospital and Health Centers Dietetic Internship program prepares competent, entry-level dietitians for positions in clinical, food systems and community nutrition settings.

The internship provides knowledgeable and supportive staff who facilitates intern learning experiences in a progressive, quality-oriented setting. Upon successful completion, individuals will be eligible to take the national dietetic registration examination.



We have established outcomes to determine how well we meet our program goals. Outcomes include:


Curriculum competencies must be reached to successfully complete the program. The curriculum fosters technical expertise in the areas of:

Clinical Nutrition Concentration

Pediatric Nutrition Concentration

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.

Clinical Nutrition Concentration Competencies

Pediatric Nutrition Concentration Competencies


The UMHHC Dietetic Internship is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Education in Nutrition and Dietetics:

Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics (ACEND)
120 South Riverside Plaza, Suite 2000
Chicago, Illinois 60606-6995
312-899-0040 ext. 5400


Internship admission requirements and computer matching directions are found on the Application Process page. Interns must successfully complete all supervised practice experiences in order to complete the program. The University of Michigan is a non-discriminatory institution.