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Information for Unmatched Applicants

On or after April 9, 2014, names of dietetic internship programs with openings will be announced at www.dnddigital.comIf the University of Delaware Dietetic Internship is listed as a program with  openings, please follow the instructions below.

***State authorization legislation prevents the University of Delaware from offering the dietetic internship in all states at this time.  Please check here in which states UD offers distance learning programs: http://www.pcs.udel.edu/udonline/state-authorization/index.html ***

Acceptance will be granted on a rolling basis, so applicants are encouraged to submit their application materials as soon as possible on or after April 9.  To be considered for an opening, you must submit the following:

Distance Option

  1. Application Checklist: Distance Option-2nd Round
  2. Preceptor agreements:
    • Clinical rotation facility (REQUIRED)
    • Community rotation facility (PREFERRED)
  1. DICAS application (https://portal.dicas.org)

To ensure receipt of the application materials in a timely manner, please fax (302) 831-4186 or e-mail (aleef@udel.edu) the application checklist and completed preceptor agreement(s).

Please note:  If you are granted acceptance into the program, you must submit the University of Delaware Graduate Application within 3 days of acceptance.  The graduate application can be accessed at http://www.udel.edu/gradoffice/apply/.  The $25 application fee can be paid by credit card when submitting the graduate application.  If paying by check, please follow the directions on the graduate application website.


The Dietetic Internship at the University of Delaware is an Internet based program that can be completed anywhere in the United States. This internship interprets the missions of the University, the College of Health Sciences, and the Department of Behavioral Health and Nutrition through its activities to promote philosophies to include education of students, service in the community and participation in professional organizations.

Critical within this program are the requirements for interns to develop flexibility, initiative, and resourcefulness, creative problem solving and an ability to work with others. The program makes extensive use of State of the Art technology.

This internship provides graduates of a didactic program in dietetics (DPD) with an opportunity to increase their knowledge of food and nutrition science, and to acquire competencies needed to practice dietetics in a variety of settings. Upon successful completion of the program, each student will receive a verification of completion certificate and be eligible to take the Registration Examination for Dietitians.

Graduates of the Dietetic Internship at the University of Delaware are expected to be able to function as entry level practitioners in clinical, food service, and community dietetic roles. Each is expected to operate independently with high levels of professionalism and integrity. Each is expected to successfully challenge the registration examination for dietitians.

IMPORTANT NOTE: Recent changes in state authorization legislation have imparted significant application and fee requirements on universities providing online courses or programs. At this time, the University of Delaware Dietetic Internship is not able to accept applicants residing in several states. For an up-to-date listing of approved states, please see: www.pcs.udel.edu/udonline/state-authorization/index.html.

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