Dietetic Internship Program

The Beaumont Health System Dietetic Internship Program is a post-baccalaureate program for individuals who have met requirements for the completion of a Didactic Program in Dietetics. The program is offered as a 34-week, full-time, certificate program. Offering a concentration in Medical Nutrition Therapy, the program seeks to provide candidates with the ability to apply current medical nutrition therapy to a broad range of diseases and to develop a foundation for life-long learning and application of nutrition expertise in the field of clinical dietetics.

The program begins in January with orientation and concludes in August. View a sample program rotation schedule.

Accreditation Status

The program has been granted accreditation from the Accreditation Council for Education in Nutrition and Dietetics (ACEND). Interns will be eligible upon satisfactory completion of the program to write the CDR Registration Examination for Dietetics.

For more information, contact ACEND at: American Dietetic Association, 120 South Riverside Plaza, Suite 2000, Chicago, IL, 60606-6995 or contact the Education Programs staff by phone at 800-877-1600 (ext. 5400) or email at education@eatright.org.

Program Elements

Intern rotations include acute care sites, community-based facilities, specialized clinics, as well as food service experiences in either hospitals or schools. Clinical and staff relief rotations will be completed at one of the three Beaumont campuses in Royal Oak, Troy or Grosse Pointe. The Program's Medical Nutrition Therapy concentration provides experiences with a broad range of disease states and conditions in a wide range of population groups.

Interns will also be scheduled for specialty rotations per the discretion of the Internship Director.

Mission Statement, Goals and Outcomes

The Beaumont Health System Dietetic Internship Program is committed to serving the nutrition needs of the community, state and nation by providing the highest quality dietetic education. This will be accomplished through preceptor experience, multi-disciplinary education and direct-patient care provided safely, effectively and compassionately.

Program goals include preparing competent dietetic practitioners, providing leadership skills training in the profession of dietetics and contributing to providing the highest quality health care to all patients of Beaumont and its community affiliations.

Outcomes of the program include:

  • 70 percent of graduates seeking employment will find jobs within twelve months of graduation
  • 80 percent of first-time test takers will pass the registration exam on the first try
  • 90 percent of interns will complete their internship program within 51 weeks

Measures relating to goals and outcomes are available upon request.

Policies and Procedures

The Policy and Procedure Manual contains more information on the following topics:

  • Program Tuition and Financial Responsibility (Page 1)
  • Internship Inclusion Criteria (Page 3)
  • Rotations and Assignments (Page 7)
  • Program Benefits (Page 11)
  • Attendance and Tardiness (Page 14)
  • Criteria for Successful Completion of Program (Page 17)
  • Computer Matching (Page 49)

Applying to the Program

Program applications are due in September as the Program only participates in the Fall match. Specific due dates are set by both DICAS and DnD Digital. Directions for applying to the program and participating in computer matching are available for review.

Financial Aid and Scholarship Information

The American Dietetic Association, through its many association groups, offers a variety of scholarships and educational stipends to individuals pursuing undergraduate and advanced degrees in dietetics or food and nutrition related areas. General scholarship and educational stipend information from the American Dietetic Association Foundation, the dietetic practice groups and affiliate (state) and district dietetic associations can be accessed from the respective group's information listed here:

Detailed information on scholarships and grants available from the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics is available here: Academy Scholarship Information

Detailed information about federal grants and loans administered by the United States Department of Education is available here: Federal Grants and Loans Information