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Aramark Distance Dietetic Internship Program

The Aramark Distance 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.


Location Selection

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!

Masters Degree Available

The dietetic internship is excited to offer an online Master’s degree in Nutrition and Food Systems with an emphasis in Dietetics Practice, available through the University of Southern Mississippi. The innovative curriculum aligns the graduate program coursework with the internship requirements. Completion of the graduate degree and the dietetic internship are planned to be completed in a two-year time frame. The fast-tracked application process allows qualified students to be accepted into the graduate program in as little as one week after match into the internship program. Students interested in pursuing their graduate degree must provide their GRE scores in their DICAS application.

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Attend an Upcoming Virtual Open House

Learn more about the program details, ranging from admission requirements to rotations to completion requirements.

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 dieteticinternship@aramark.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. https://www.eatrightpro.org/acend. 

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