The Aramark Distance Dietetic Internship exposes dietetic interns to emerging trends in dietetics throughout all rotations. The program schedule for the 38-week dietetic internship program has interns starting in August with orientation and ending in May with graduation. The internship allows interns to develop an evidence-based clinical practice, implement innovative retail programs during management, and counsel diverse groups during the community rotation. Rotation sites and preceptors are selected for interns in geographical locations across the country. Career opportunities may include an option to participate in an online master’s degree program, Aramark’s Accelerate to Leadership (A2L) management program, or as a clinical dietitian. Program outcomes are available upon request. Students are encouraged to view the videos and handouts, containing the video scripts, to learn about all of the program details.
The dietetic internship is part of the pathway to becoming a Registered Dietitian Nutritionist. Dietetic interns must complete 1200 hours of supervised practice experience to be eligible to sit for the Registered Dietitian Exam. Licensure, if required in the state of practice, can then be obtained upon receiving the RDN credential.
Career opportunities include a career as a clinical dietitian or in Aramark’s A2L program with the opportunity to begin as a RD in an management position.
Interns are now able to pursue their master's degree while completing internship requirements. An online master's degree in nutrition and food systems with a dietetics practice emphasis is available through the University of Southern Mississippi.
Planning for a Dietetic Internship includes understanding the program’s core admission requirements and expenses. Applicants must meet all admission requirements to be eligible for the program. Watch this video to learn more about core admission requirements and expenses including the program fee.
The Aramark Distance Dietetic Internship program continues to expand the number of locations available for students to select as an internship home. Rotation sites and preceptors are selected for the interns in geographical locations across the country. The Location Selection Sheet allows students to select desired geographic areas. This document must be attached to all applications in DICAS. Students apply to the program with one application to Aramark, but rank into D&D all the preselected hospital locations where they are able to complete a internship. One application with multiple locations to rank – a real edge on matching!
The Aramark Distance Dietetic Internship program is excited to announce the upcoming of our on-demand Virtual Open House. The recorded Virtual Open House highlights what sets the Aramark Dietetic Internship apart from other programs. Hear our regional directors, graduates, and current interns discuss our outcomes, rotations, concentration area, Accelerate to Leadership program, admission criteria, expenses, master's degree option, and the application process.
Students should allow approximately one hour and twenty minutes to view the full open house recording. If trouble is experienced when opening the presentation in Google Chrome, students should try using Internet Explorer instead. Students can download a handout of the power point slides for their files or to take notes on during the presentation. A one question survey will pop up in a new window after the presentation to provide our directors with feedback regarding the presentation. Email the internship directors at email@example.com with the subject line entitled “Virtual Open House Recording” if difficulties are encountered when accessing the recorded open house.
The Aramark Healthcare Distance Learning Dietetic Internship is fully accredited by the Accreditation Council for Education in Nutrition and Dietetics (ACEND) of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics, 120 S. Riverside Plaza, Suite 2190, Chicago, IL 60606-6995, 800-877-1600 x5400.