INTERNSHIPS

Undergraduate Students
Graduates
Dietetic Internship:

DPD Program graduates qualify to apply and compete for admission to an accredited Dietetics Internship (DI). This supervised practice is an important step for all those who aspire to become a Registered Dietitian Nutritionist (RDN) or a Licensed Dietitian in Puerto Rico. There are over 240 Internship programs in the United States and associated territories, and two of them are in Puerto Rico. Every year, each of the Dietetics Internships in Puerto Rico gives about 10 qualified candidates a position. In order to be eligible to apply, the candidate must comply with the DPD requirements or have a Bachelor of Science in Nutrition and Dietetics degree from an ACEND accredited program. Each candidate must also comply with the criteria established by each Internship (the trend is a GPA > 3.00), complete the official application form, submit a Verification Statement obtained from the DPD Program Director.

To apply, DI Programs use a computer matching system to match applicants to a position in a Program. Students are responsible to register with the D&D Digital company (https://www.dnddigital.com/ada/procedures.php) and pay a single matching fee for any number of prioritized/ranked Internships for matching. Each DI Program of interest must receive each student’s application and must have his or her D&D Digital prioritized (ranked) list of Internships by deadline dates. The DPD Program Director and DPD Assistant will direct and support students during this process and will offer orientation meetings to those who apply upon graduation.

These requirements are subject to change and are established yearly by each Dietetic Internship.

  • Dietetic Internships in the United States (US):
    1. Visit  https://www.eatright.org/  to check for opportunities available on the United States.