Dietetic Internship

The Michigan State University Dietetic Internship Program will prepare its graduates to become dietitians in state-of-the-art practice, within diverse and challenging healthcare, food service and entrepreneurial positions.

Accreditation Status

The Dietetic Internship at MSU is currently granted accreditation by the Accreditation Council for Education in Nutrition and Dietetics (ACEND) of The Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics, 120 South Riverside Plaza, Suite 2000, Chicago, IL 60606-6995, (312) 899-4876.''

Program Options

The Dietetic Internship at Michigan State has a Community Education concentration while also meeting all of the required ACEND competencies for dietetic internships. The Dietetic Internship at MSU offers two tracks: 1) A certificate track for 13-16 full-time interns; 2) A part-time track for 0-3 interns who are concurrently employees of the state of Michigan WIC program. Data on goals and outcomes is available upon request.

The program provides supervised practice experiences necessary for qualified dietetics graduates to write the Registration Examination for Dietitians administered by the Commission on Dietetic Registration. The full-time program lasts approximately 10 months, including one week of vacation. The full-time internship begins in August and ends in June of the following year. The part-time WIC employee program lasts approximately 15 months, including one week of vacation. The part-time program begins in August and ends in November of the following year.

Interns are expected to have reliable vehicles, and considerable driving should be expected during the internship.


The following links provide additional information:

Program Guide 2017-2018

Dietetic Internship Handbook 2017-2018

Pre-Select Process (for the 2017-2018 internship year)

Part-Time WIC Component

Michigan State University, in collaboration with the WIC Division of the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services, has expanded Michigan State's Dietetic Internship to include three part-time positions for Michigan WIC employees. The purpose of this cooperative effort is to provide career advancement opportunity for WIC staff in local, primarily rural, medically under-served areas.

The following links provide additional information on the WIC component:

Dietetic Internship - Part-time WIC Component (2016-2017)

Application Guidelines - Part-time WIC Component (2016-2017)

Contact the dietetic internship director:

Gail Rogers, MS, RDN
Department of Food Science and Human Nutrition
Michigan State University
Anthony Hall, 474 S. Shaw Lane, Room 2112
East Lansing, MI 48824
Phone: (517) 449-2911
Fax: (616) 956-6951

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