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Aramark Dietetic Internship Program

The Aramark Dietetic Internship exposes dietetic interns to emerging trends in dietetics throughout all rotations. The program schedule for the 37-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. Students are encouraged to view the videos and handouts, containing the video scripts, to learn about all of the program details.

Admission Criteria and Program Expenses

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.

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Location Selection

The Aramark 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!

Masters Degree Available

The dietetic internship has a partnership with The University of Alabama to provide dietetic interns with the opportunity to enroll in a fully online, 30 credit-hour Master of Science program in Human Nutrition. The program is creatively designed to coordinate with the internship rotations. Courses provide foundation knowledge prior to rotations and other courses align with internship assignments. Acceptance into the program occurs after computer match. Out of state tuition rates are waived. Financial aid is available to cover tuition and living expenses. There is no need for additional letters of recommendation or GRE Scores. For more information contact efmolaison@ches.ua.edu.

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A Day In the Life of an Aramark Intern

Instead of offering a traditional open house, the Aramark Dietetic Internship has opted to have current dietetic interns share about their experience in the program. Specifically, hear current interns discuss a “day in the life” of a clinical, management, and a community intern.

Ever wondered what a typical day looks like for an Aramark dietetic intern? From management to clinical to community, each rotation offers unique experiences allowing the interns to build their knowledge and grow as a professional.

Elizabeth Pereda, Aramark Dietetic Intern (Chicago)

In her video, Elizabeth offers her perspective as a clinical dietetic intern. She discusses her experience of simultaneously completing the internship while working on her first year of her graduate degree through the internship’s partnership with the University of Alabama. Click here to view her video. 

Bridget Bergan, Aramark Dietetic Intern (Philadelphia)

In her video, Bridget offers her perspective as a management dietetic intern. She discusses and shows the various activities that are completed throughout each management rotation – Production, Retail, and Patient Services. Click here to view her video. 

Michael Anderson, Aramark Dietetic Intern (Houston)

In his video, Michael offers his perspective as a community dietetic intern.  He discusses how his community rotation is set-up as well as activities he experienced that have helped him grow as a young professional. He also discusses balancing his internship responsibilities with his family life at home. Click here to view his video. 


Carmen Rachel, Aramark Dietetic Internship Graduate

As a graduate, Carmen reflects upon her experience in the internship in this video. She shares general tips on managing life while in the internship, discusses characteristics and qualities an intern needs to do well, and shares how the internship helped prepare her for her career. Click here to view her video. 

Are you now excited to be an Aramark Dietetic Intern? If so, visit our 2019 Dietetic Internship video playlist to watch short videos focused on all aspects of our program. These short videos are available 24/7 so can be watched at your convenience. Video topics range from program schedule, concentration area, admission criteria, and application process, among many other topics. Contact our Program Director or our Regional Internship Director with any questions or to be placed in touch with a current dietetic intern to learn more about the program.

The Aramark 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. https://www.eatrightpro.org/acend. 

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