• This program is using the online centralized internship application, Dietetic Internship Centralized Application System (DICAS).  This can be accessed at https://portal.dicas.org/.  Questions regarding DICAS may be sent to DICASinfo@DICAS.org. DICAS will be available after December 1, 2015 for the Spring 2016 Match. The on-line application must be completed by 11:59 p.m. Central Time on February 15, 2016 (usually). The fee to use DICAS is $40 for the first application submitted and $20 for each additional application.
  • Official Transcripts from all colleges and universities attended should be sent to:
    DICAS - Transcript Dept., PO Box 9118, Watertown, Ma 02472
  • When completing the application form, applicants must include the name and contact information (specifically an e-mail address) for each reference.This will trigger an e-mail message requesting completion of a reference form. The form will be completed on-line.
  • Applicants must also register online for computer matching and select Dietetic Internship priority choices at D&D Digital Systems http://www.dnddigital.com/ada/index.html.

The materials listed below are included in the on-line application and will be used for consideration of admission:

  • Personal Statement: Including, but not limited to, short term and long term professional goals, reasons for choosing dietetics as a career, expectations related to the internship, and the areas of strength which would make the applicant a particularly successful candidate.
  • Completed Application Form.
  • Three letters of recommendation (one must be from a former professor or academic advisor).
  • Official transcripts from each college or university attended.
  • Verification Form or Intent to Complete form from the undergraduate DPD.
  • Graduate Record Examination (GRE) scores required
  • All applicants to the dietetic internship must participate in the computer matching set up by the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics and D&D Digital Systems .

D & D Digital Systems

304 Main St., Suite 301
Ames, Iowa 50010-6148
Phone:(515)292-0490 Fax:(515)663-9427
E-mail: dnd@netins.net

Graduate School Application Process

  • An application for admission to the Graduate School must be submitted to the graduate school only after acceptance to this internship. Select either the degree seeking or the non-degree seeking application. 
  • Applicants interested in completing the M.A. in Human Environmental Studies or the M.S. in Nutrition and Exercise Science and students interested in receiving financial aid must complete a degree-seeking application for admission.  There is a $30 fee. Acceptance in the internship does not guarantee acceptance in the Nutrition and Exercise Science program. 
    A non-degree application for admission to the graduate school must be submitted by those applying to the internship only. There is a $30 fee.

International Students

International students are required to submit an "International Student Application" to the graduate school.