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Student Resources

Below are resources for students preparing for dietetic internships and students interested in learning about the ACEND dietetic internship system and process.

Students who complete USI Dietetics program requirements are able to apply and participate in a competitive computer matching process for dietetic internships offered throughout the United States.

Dietetic Internship Match Information

For additional information regarding nationwide internship availability, the computer matching process, the current Computer Matching Calendar, deadline and appointment dates, and a video on the DICAS application process for computer matching, visit:

A list of dietetic internships and their accreditation status can be found at:

Additional information that may help you to make your selection of dietetic internships for computer matching can be found in the Applicant Guide to Supervised Practice, located on the computers in the Learning Resource Center in the Health Professions building, room HP 2028. Please ask at the desk for assistance.

Also, is a website created by a dietitian to help dietetic students organize and personalize their search to narrow their desired dietetic internship sites for application.

The deadline dates and appointment dates for computer matching Dietetic Internship appointments have been established in conjunction with D&D Digital at If you need assistance with computer matching, please contact D&D Digital customer support at 515/292-0490 or

Most internships use an online application process. If you have questions about the centralized application process, please contact DICAS customer support at 617/612-2855 or

DICAS Transcript Department
PO Box 9118
Watertown, Massachusetts 02472

For help with computing your DPD professional and science courses GPAs click this link:

DPD Professional and Science Courses GPA Calculator

Dietetic Internship acceptance is a very competitive process.  If you are considering applying to a dietetic internship, here are some suggestions to help you to stand out:

Having work, volunteer, and job shadowing experiences and involvement in your local dietetic association can increase your chances of internship acceptance. To find a dietitian with whom you might be able to shadow for experience see, contact your local dietetic association at, and/or contact Dr. Beth Young at for opportunities in the local Evansville area.