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Dietetic Internship Program Overview

 Dietetic Internship Program Overview

 

 

Internship Components: Community is the program emphasis, however, interns also spend time in clinic and food service rotations.  Interns rotate through various sites including: medical centers, long-term care facilities, local health departments, local school districts,  diabetes centers, dialysis centers, and out-patient clinics.
Number of Positions: There are eighteen (18) internship positions - Eight (8) interns in Meridian/Treasure Valley, and ten (10) interns in Pocatello (2 of whom will complete rotations in Twin Falls, Idaho)
Selection Process: Applicants are primarily ranked according to their grade point average (minimum 3.0), work experience and references. Finalists will go through a 15-20 minute interview.
Internship Length: The length of the internship is two academic semesters (9 months): Fall (August through mid-December) and Spring (mid-January through mid-May).  In extreme circumstances an intern's timeframe maybe extended up to 13.5 months (150% of the original 9 month plan).
Weekly Time Requirement: Approximately 40 hours-per-week are spent in seminars and rotations. An additional 20 hours-per-week are usually required for preparation and completing assignments.  Monday is spent in seminar and Interns work in facilities Tuesday through Friday.  Travel time has not been included, but some rotations are 20-50 miles away.

Graduation and Program Completion
Requirements:

Passing each semester requires completing all rotations and Seminar with at least a satisfactory grade. Interns receiving a satisfactory grade (S) for both semesters will receive a Certificate of Completion, Idaho State University, Dietetic Internship Program and an Internship Verification statement.  Application for ISU DI graduation deadline is Friday of midterm week, spring semester. ISU Office of the Registrar graduation application.  Graduates will be eligible to sit for the national registration exam. 

Dietetic Programs

(208) 282-5719

(208) 282-3937

Garrison 603 (physical address)

921 South 8th Avenue, Stop 8117 (mailing address)

Idaho State University Pocatello, ID 83209-8117


Accredited By

ACEND: Accreditation Council For Education in Nutrition and Dietetics with in the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics

 

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http://www.eatrightpro.org/resources/acend

IDAHO STATE UNIVERSITY

921 South 8th Avenue
Pocatello, Idaho, 83209

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