Letter from Director
Mission and Goals
Program Completion Requirements
Program Integrity and Gainful Employment
About Iowa City
About Food & Nutrition Services
How to Apply
department of Food and Nutrition Services
Application to the dietetic internship program
requires that you successfully complete The Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics (AND) Didactic Program in Dietetic (DPD) requirements
and at least a bachelorís degree at a U.S. regionally accredited
university or college prior to the start date of the internship.
All students meeting the academic requirements for AND Didactic
Program in Dietetic will be considered. The selection of dietetic
interns is made from the best qualified candidates without
discrimination for any non-merit reason such as race, national
origin, color, creed, religion, sex, age, disability, veteran
status, sexual orientation, gender identity, or associational
preference. The evaluation is based on:
Scholarship (a total GPA of 3.0 on a
4.0 scale is preferred)
Work / Volunteer Experience
Graduate Record Examination (GRE) score a
total of 299 (or 1050 previous scoring) on the verbal +
quantitative scores is preferred.
Academic and employer references
No specific attempt is made to produce a wide
geographical variation. Applicants from the same college or
university are selected on the basis of individual qualification and
there is no limit on the number selected from the same college or
University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics (UIHC) participates in the
Dietetic Internship Centralized Application System (DICAS). The
program can be accessed at
application must be completed for our program by 11:59 p.m.
Central Standard Time on February 15, 2014.
The fee to use DICAS
is $40 for the first application submitted and $20 for each
The DICAS application
to internships requires completion of a personal statement in
1,000 words or less. Items to be addressed include:
do you want to enter the dietetics profession?
Discuss experiences that have helped to prepare you for your
What are your short-term and long-term goals?
What are your strengths and weaknesses or areas needing
PO Box, 9118
Watertown, MA 02472
completing the application form, applicants must include the
name and contact information (e-mail address) for each
reference. This will trigger an e-mail message requesting
completion of a reference form. The form will be completed
Graduate Record Exam (GRE) scores are
preferred though not required during the application process.
Request the Educational Testing Service to send GRE aptitude
score directly to the Office of Graduate Admissions, Calvin
Hall, University of Iowa, Iowa City, IA 52242. GRE scores are
required if you are accepted to the internship and before
the start date of the internship.
All applicants to Dietetic Internships (DI)
must participate in computer matching. Applicants must register with
D&D Digital online at www.dnddigital.com, pay the $50.00 computer matching fee,
and enter their contact information and DI priority choices
by 11:59 PM CST by February 15, 2014.