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Dietetic Internship

Dietetic Internship

Admission Requirements

 Applicants must meet the following admission requirements:

  • Bachelor's Degree:  Completion of a minimum of a bachelor's degree from a regionally accredited institution before the start date of the internship program. 
  • Recency of Coursework: Academic coursework must have been completed within three years before the date of entrance into the internship program.
  • Accredited Dietetic Program in Dietetics:  Applicants will need to have completed or be in the process of completing an accredited Dietetic Program in Dietetics (DPD), as specified by the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics.  A "Verification Statement" or "Declaration of Intent" to complete form must be submitted   on-line to DICAS. 
  • Minimum DPD GPA of 3.0
  • Verification Statement: Must be provided by the start date of the internship
  • Official Transcript of Bachelor's Degree:  Must be provided by the start date of the internship

Upon acceptance to the UC Davis Dietetic Internship program, the accepted applicant must meet the following Human Resource requirements:

  • California State Criminal Background Check:  UC Davis Medical Center Human Resources will conduct a background check at no cost to the intern.  Candidates must pass the background check in order to enter the UC Davis Medical Center Internship.
  • Obtain a health clearance:  Interns must arrive in Sacramento before the internship start date to complete a mandatory health screening through UC Davis Medical Center Employee Health.  Interns must arrive no later than August 3, 2015. 
  • Proof of visa status for non US citizens: Non US citizens must provide proof of appropriate visa status.  A non US citizen must be approved by the US Citizen and Immigration Services for Optional Practice Training to complete a dietetic internship. It is the student's responsibility to coordinate the OPT application with his/her DPD school.