The dietetic intern is expected to meet the professional
competencies, standards of professional practice and standards of
conduct established by the internship program.
- During the course of the program interns are to meet all the
requirements and assignments outlined in the Dietetic Internship
Syllabus. Interns are to complete all rotation and general internship
assignments in the appropriate format.
- Interns will be expected to complete the a major project, which can
be a research study, a community/clinical/management project, or a case
study with major literature review.
- Interns are expected to give a Nutrition Class Day
- Interns are to maintain professional standards of conduct within
each of their rotations as well as professional behavior.
- Interns will be expected to complete a minimum of four
community leadership and volunteer activities.
- Interns will develop and maintain a career portfolio.
- Interns will be evaluated as follows:
a. At the completion of each rotation by the nutritionist or
b. Evaluation for each of the above major projects and
c. Mid-term and final cumulative evaluation by the program
- Interns are required to participate in departmental activities,
such as the annual Holiday Party and National Nutrition Month.
- Interns are expected to attend conferences/meetings of professional
organizations (ie, VASPEN, VDA, BRDA) as required by the program
Interns are required to complete
projects and assignments during each rotation. This is an example of a
food photography project for the Children's Fitness Clinic to help
patients and their families learn about appropriate portion sizes.
Project completed by Caroline Gottesman, MS and Laura Cunningham, Class
Interns are required to participate in
National Nutrition Month every March. On the left, interns Abby Ginther
and Caroline Gottesman pose with a local farmer from the Horse and
Buggy Produce. On the right, displayed is the Compass-sponsored
Wellness booth focusing on local and sustainable foods.