NutraCo

Intern Orientation

Orientation is held virtually and will be a week-long program designed by our internship director to adequately familiarize each intern with our program expectations. Our goal is to set you up for successful completion of our internship program by making our expectations clear from the start. Interns are expected to be available virtually via zoom from the hours of 9am to 5pm EST for the weeklong orientation.

Scroll down to see our past orientation week which was held in person pre COVID restrictions.

Orientation is held virtually and will be a week-long program designed by our internship director to adequately familiarize each intern with our program expectations. Our goal is to set you up for successful completion of our internship program by making our expectations clear from the start. Interns are expected to be available virtually via zoom from the hours of 9am to 5pm EST for the weeklong orientation.

Scroll down to see our past orientation week which was held in person pre COVID restrictions.

“Dinner Reception and “Meet n’ Greet” between NutraCo Dietitians and NutraCo Interns”

Orientation was a time to get to know each other and to have fun! Here, Rafeena K (NY) is taking selfies with a few of the other Interns. In the photo on the left, we have Alexandra C (NY), Cori R (NY) and Elyse S (NY). On the right, we have Simi Z (NJ) and Batya K (IL). Our interns were happy to make friends during Orientation and continue to help each other throughout our program.

Orientation was a time to get to know each other and to have fun! Here, Rafeena K (NY) is taking selfies with a few of the other Interns. In the photo on the left, we have Alexandra C (NY), Cori R (NY) and Elyse S (NY). On the right, we have Simi Z (NJ) and Batya K (IL). Our interns were happy to make friends during Orientation and continue to help each other throughout our program.

Practicing Nutrition Focused Physical Examinations

Hailey M (MN) and Karine A (NY)
Hailey is evaluating Karine’s sensation to sharp/dull touch as part of her trigeminal inspection
Summer D (NC) and Ava A (CA)
Ava is starting her oral exam on Summer
Caitlin, Summer D (NC) and Ava A (CA)
Caitlin demonstrating how to test for muscle loss
Jessica S (PA) and Kim G (NJ)
Kim is taking Jessica’s pulse

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 Rose and the rest of the team at orientation, I was blown away by the empathy and self-care which they promoted. So far, a distance internship has allowed me to travel throughout Pennsylvania. 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 NutraCo, I learned anything is possible.

Jessica S., PA

Hello, I am a dietetic student in the 2019/2020 NutraCo Dietetic Internship class. 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 NutraCo Dietetic Internship and I am grateful for all of those who have helped me during this journey. I truly appreciate the one-on-one time with program director Rosemarie Fenchel. Her positive and cheerful attitude made the experience all the more enjoyable. The distance dietetic internship allowed me to work within my home state with preceptors whom I have already developed a relationship with. My preceptors and the department staff were very supportive. I truly felt as though they wanted me to succeed.

Kristen W., NJ

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

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 Rose and the rest of the team at orientation, I was blown away by the empathy and self-care which they promoted. So far, a distance internship has allowed me to travel throughout Pennsylvania. 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 NutraCo, I learned anything is possible.

Alexandra C., NY