NutraCo

Dietetic Internship

Are you applying to become a NutraCo dietetic intern for our upcoming class?

NutraCo has the unique ability to offer internship placements within our NutraCo facilities across the United States.

Our NutraCo sites may fill the requirements for the Long Term Care and/or Food Service rotations.

Reach out to our Program Director at dhershey@nutraco.com to find out if we have placements in your area.

NutraCo Dietetic Internship

NutraCo Dietetic Internship is a distance dietetic internship program inviting all eligible dietetic students nationwide to apply. As an intern in our program, you will have the convenience and flexibility of completing your internship in your local area while achieving your eligibility status to take the Commission on Dietetic Registrations (CDR) credentialing exam for Registered Dietitian Nutritionists (RDN). NutraCo Dietetic Internship offers a full-time, 9-month track and participates in Prior Assessed Learning. 

The NutraCo Dietetic Internship is a stand-alone Dietetic Internship Program. Our interns have the opportunity to apply to the University of Alabama to take graduate courses to obtain their Masters Degree through the University of Alabama while completing our stand-alone Dietetic Internship Program. For more information, please visit their website at: http://www.nhm.ches.ua.edu/masters-in-human-nutrition.html

The NutraCo Dietetic Internship is a stand-alone Dietetic Internship Program. Our interns have the opportunity to apply to the University of Alabama to take graduate courses to obtain their Masters Degree through the University of Alabama while completing our stand-alone Dietetic Internship Program. For more information, please visit their website at: http://www.nhm.ches.ua.edu/masters-in-human-nutrition.html

NutraCo Dietetic Internship's Program Plan in response to COVID-19

As a Distance Dietetic Internship, the following program activities are scheduled remotely as a matter of policy: on-boarding; individual and group intern meetings; summer practice assignments; and Pre-Orientation assignments.

Our week-long Orientation program will be held remotely and are doing so via Zoom. To complete some of the activities video recordings will take place. As a result, we decided to keep all Orientation to be held virtually to help keep the program cost as managemable as possible. Also, we found the interns preferred this delivery mode for Orientation.

In the event that interns, depending on their respective locations, are not permitted to physically go to their scheduled rotation sites after Orientation, we can schedule remote activities for their rotation requirements. This cannot and will not replace real life activities which can be conducted virtually with a preceptor who is willing to provide experiences remotely. This is in accordance with ACEND's response to COVID-19 and details can be found on their website at this link.

We will remain flexible and will revise our program schedule for each intern's individual schedule based on the status of COVID-19 recommendations at that point in time. This will also require flexibility on the part of each intern. Working together, we are committed to ensuring our interns a well-rounded, exceptional experience.

NutraCo Dietetic Internship's Program Plan in response to COVID-19

Program Policy related to COVID-19 vaccination: NutraCo Dietetic Internship utilizes the policies of the supervised practice sites. Interns may be required to show evidence of a COVID-19 vaccination; otherwise, they may not be able to complete the program.

As a Distance Dietetic Internship, the following activities are scheduled remotely:

We will remain flexible and will revise our program schedule for each intern as needed based on the status of COVID-19 recommendations. For additional information regarding ACEND’s response to COVID-19, please visit their website.

Accepted interns, will choose one of three program concentrations we offer: Long Term Care; Medical Nutrition Therapy; or Wellness Promotion. Our main concentration focus is Long Term Care. We see a rising increase in the demand for dietitian nutritionists for this industry due to the Baby-boom generation reaching age 65 and we would like to be the solution to fill this anticipated rise in demand. If your interest is in Medical Nutrition Therapy or Wellness Promotion, you may choose one of these as your concentration area.

Accepted interns will choose one of three program concentrations:

Our main concentration focus is Long Term Care. We see a rising increase in the demand for dietitian nutritionists for this industry due to the Baby Boomer generation reaching age 65 and we would like to be the solution to fill this anticipated rise in demand.

Our aim is to position our graduates to fill the projected overall increased need for competent RDNs as outlined by the Bureau of Labor Statistics Job Outlook: “Employment of dietitians and nutritionists is projected to grow 11% percent from 2018 to 2028, much faster than the average for all occupations”

As a NutraCo Dietetic Internship graduate, you will be poised for a rewarding career in dietetics through your supervised practice experiences and the relationships you develop through our program. You may pursue career opportunities in a variety of settings. Entry-level nutrition and dietetic positions available to you include working in hospitals, long term care facilities, food service departments, school food service programs, corporate wellness programs, sports nutrition, private practice, community and public health settings. You are encouraged to apply for an amazing career opportunity at NutraCo.

Intern Testimonials

I’ll be honest, when I was looking through multiple internship programs I was nervous about picking a distance internship program. They can be a lot of work to set up, but when I found NutraCo Dietetic Internship I knew I wanted to intern with them right away. Not only were they able to provide me with some of my rotation sites, but they also assisted me in securing the remainder of my sites. After meeting the DI team at orientation, I was blown away by the empathy and self-care which they promoted. It has provided me with skills which I don’t feel I would have gained in a traditional internship. I was able to set up rotation sites specifically in my interests and strengthened my willpower and leadership through the challenge of setting up my own sites. It was hard work, but with the help of the NutraCo Dietetic Internship team I learned anything is possible.

Jessica S., PA

“I truly believe that the NutraCo Dietetic Internship has helped to fill the void in the limited number of distance programs available in New Jersey. I enjoyed my experience with the internship program and I am grateful for all of those who have helped me during this journey. I truly appreciate the one-on-one time with the program faculty. The positive attitude made the experience all the more enjoyable. The distance internship allowed me to work within my home state with preceptors whom I have already developed a relationship with. My preceptors and the internship team were very supportive. I truly felt as though they wanted me to succeed.

Kristen W., NJ

“The NutraCo Dietetic Internship has exceeded all of my expectations. The program allows you to complete your rotations in your local area. The NutraCo DI team and my preceptors have pushed me to succeed and believe in myself as a future Registered Dietitian. They’ve also held me to a higher standard so that I can be a successful professional that is ready to make a difference in this world.

Erin B. (NutraCo Dietetic Internship program Intern/University of Alabama MS program student)., PA

Erin B., PA

“Being a part of NutraCo DI’s class of interns has been both an honor and a privilege. NutraCo DI has an innovative and caring team available to assist at all times. They provide a hands on and personal connection with each of the interns. Choosing the NutaCo DI program has provided me with the leadership skills necessary to become a diversified Registered Dietitian. I know my success has been contingent upon this experience.

Alexandra C., NY

Accreditation Information

NutraCo Dietetic Internship has been granted candidate status by the Accreditation Council for Education in
Nutrition and Dietetics of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics