The Distance Dietetic Internship is a nine-month program that provides 10 hours of graduate credit through the internship and supervised practice experiences during rotations in Clinical, Community, and Food Service. The distance DI is available to students that are currently enrolled in the online MS in Community and Clinical Dietetics program through the UIUC Department of Food Science and Human Nutrition.
Effective January 1, 2024, the Commission on Dietetic Registration (CDR) will require a minimum of a master’s degree to be eligible to take the credentialing exam to become a registered dietitian nutritionist (RDN).
Distance interns will complete supervised practice sites on M-Th or M-F, depending on the location of the site. The DI program is full-time, beginning in August and ending in May each year. The program:
As a student enrolled in the distance dietetic internship program, it is the responsibility to secure their own supervised practice sites and have these approved by the program director no later than March of the year you are planning to start supervised practice.
Please review the minimum site requirements accessed here.