The dietetic internship is a 44-week program beginning
two weeks prior to the start of the University of Iowa
academic year. The 2013-2014 class begins on
August 12, 2013 and ends on June 13, 2014. The
dietetic interns complete a series of rotations in
management, clinical, and community areas in addition to
earning 9 hours of graduate credit in the College of
Public Health and Carver College of Medicine.
University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics
dietetic internship is a rigorous educational experience. The 9 hours of graduate study
combined with 10 months of clinical experience result in an intensive
program that requires study and class time beyond the usual 40-hour work
Interns are scheduled for a 40-hour work week including some weekends
and holidays. Four personal days are allowed. In addition, one week vacation is scheduled at Christmas/New Year's and one
week is scheduled in the spring.
guidelines for the schedule include:
for changes in the weekly work schedule are submitted to the Dietetic Internship
are given 4 days of personal leave for illness, funeral, personal time,
interviewing, etc. Any additional time taken must be made up.