- Minimum of Baccalaureate Degree
- Verification of completion of the DPD or the ‘Intent to Complete’ form from an accredited DPD
- Completion of DPD verification must be less than 5 years prior to the application date
- DPD GPA of 3.0 or above
The Florida Hospital Orlando Dietetic Internship Program seeks to fill internship positions via the computer matching program. Thereafter, if there is availability for additional interns, other applications will be reviewed and considered.
Applicants to the FHODIP should complete the online centralized internship application (DICAS) which can be accessed at https://portal.dicas.org. The application information and materials are also located on the website.
Interns are matched with a program through the national D & D matching program in the Spring and Fall. See the D & D applicant portal for exact dates. Interns who match in Spring will enroll in the internship in July. Interns who match in the Fall will enroll in January. Applicants who are matched must have completed a Bachelor’s degree from a US accredited college or university or foreign equivalent and have fulfilled the Didactic Program in Dietetic (DPD) requirements. A Verification Statement from a DPD indicates that the student has met the requirements of ACEND of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics (AND) (www.eatright.org/ACEND). If an applicant has not completed the educational requirements at the time of application, an ‘Intent to Complete’ document from a DPD is required. Once matched to the FHODIP, interns must meet all admission criteria including health and medical clearances and criminal background search. Interns will be required to be ServSafe certified prior to the beginning of supervised practice rotations.