Financial Information

Approximate costs (subject to change) to the intern for the session are as follows:

Dietetic Internship Entrance Fee
$6,500.00
Apartments
1 bedroom
$600.00 or more/month
 
2 bedroom
$700.00 or more/month
Electric Bill
$50.00 - $100.00/month
Phone Bill
$30.00 - $35.00/month
Medical Insurance Policy for Interns
Varies
Affiliate Membership in the Academy
$50.00*
Academy Membership Application (at end of session)
$25.00*
Academy Dues, first year (at end of session)
$92.50*
Lunches while at meetings
Varies
Hospital Parking
$192 per year
Miscellaneous supplies for project presentations, posters (if intern is to keep the materials)
$50.00

*Subject to change by the Academy

Rental costs will be lower if two to three interns share an apartment. A contact list is sent out during the summer prior to the start of the internship, for interns to make housing plans together, if they so choose.

Interns will be expected to provide their own transportation and expenses to and from professional meetings. Car pooling is encouraged to reduce transportation expenses.

Meeting Expenses

Meeting Registration
 $75.00 - $100.00
Travel Expenses (depends on car pooling and if mileage reimbursement is provided for meeting)
$10.00 - $20.00
Meeting lodging expenses
$25.00 - $40.00
Meals (Continental breakfast and lunch is usually provided at the meeting)
Varies


Program Fee

The program fee is $6,500.00 per student payable to Morrison Management Specialists as all program expenses are paid by the department of Nutrition Services. The program fee may change, however. Please contact the internship program director to confirm the program fee prior to applying.

Financial Aid Information

Interns are able to obtain student loan deferments during the internship. There are a number of opportunities to apply for scholarships that can be applied toward internship tuition. At this time, federal financial aid is not available.  Prospective interns are encouraged to contact private financial institutions to inquire about personal loans that could be appropriate for this program.

Scholarship Opportunities

1. Each year the UVa Health System Auxiliary awards a $2,500 scholarship to a dietetic intern; this award is based on financial availability from the Auxiliary and is subject to change at any time. Scholarship is based on the intern's academic performance, career potential and proven financial need.

2. Scholarships are also available through the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics, state level dietetic associations and local level distric dietetic associations for students who will be embarking on a dietetic internship. Prospective interns should pursue these applications in the fall of his/her senior year as they are awarded in the spring and then applied toward tuition the following fall.

3. Morrison Diet SODA Scholarship: Up to $6,000 is awarded to recipients who attend Morrision Internships - and UVA is a Morrison account! For more information visit the web site the Diet SODA website.

Contact Us

Assistant Director

Angie Hasemann, RD, CSP

ajh5j@virginia.edu

434-924-2348

Internship Coordinator

Dana Cullen, RD

dnc4s@virginia.edu

434-982-4925