dietetic schedule & deadlines

Application for 2024-2025 Dietetic Internship

  • January 15, 2024 – “Pre-Select Application” materials due. “Pre-Select Application” available only to UD didactic and graduate students.
  • January 30, 2024– Pre-Select Applicants Notification Day
  • February 15, 2024
    • Deadline for submission of DICAS application 11:59 p.m. Central Time.
    • Deadline for submission of UD Graduate Application.
    • Supplemental application materials due
    • Applicants register online with D&D Digital at
  • April 1, 2024 - Deadline to reorder D&D Digital rankings or to withdraw. If you will not be able to accept a match that may occur, you must notify D&D Digital by email (info@dnddigital) of your decision to withdraw from the Dietetic Internship matching. The $65 fee will not be refunded if an applicant withdraws from the matching process. 
  • April 7, 2024 – Applicant Notification Day – 6 p.m. CDT (7 p.m. EDT)
  • April 8, 2024 – Official Appointment Day. Contact DI director by 6 p.m. EDT to accept the appointment. Call 302-831-4989 or email
  • April 10, 2024 – Programs with openings announced at 11:00am CDT (12:00pm EDT).  Check the Application page for application instructions in case UD has openings.
  • May 31, 2024 – Distance Interns onlyDeadline for submission of facility information for remainder of internship rotations

*Important: Applicants who receive a computer match DI appointment are responsible for accepting or rejecting the match by telephone or email by 6 p.m. EDT on the April 8, 2024 Appointment Day.

Mandatory 2024 Orientation Week: July 8 - July 11, 2024

Program Schedule

The following are the rotation lengths for each rotation of the internship with a minimum of 38 hours per week. Interns are expected to be present at their rotation sites Monday through Friday with the exception of the online class held on Tuesday mornings from 9:35-10:55 am Eastern Time.

Orientation – 1 week
Clinical Nutrition – 12 weeks
Food Service Management – 7 weeks
Community Nutrition – 6 weeks
Elective – 3 weeks
Total 29 weeks

All rotations and assignments must be completed satisfactorily before a Verification Statement certifying program completion is issued.

Please see the sample schedule.