Are You A Good Fit For a Distance Program?

To determine if a distance (remote) dietetic internship program is right for you, answer the following questions:

If you agree with the majority of these statements, then NutraCo Dietetic Internship invites you to apply to our distance (remote) dietetic internship program (click here for more information about our application process)

NutraCo Dietetic Internship seeks to fill internship positions via an on-line centralized internship application process. This is accomplished through the Dietetic Internship Central Application Service (DICAS), a computer-based method to apply for and be matched to Dietetic Internships, at

Sample Academic and Program Schedule

Sample Program Schedule - Fall 2020

* It is mandatory to obtain preceptors and sites for these rotations. Please complete the “Preceptor Qualifications” form and include it with your supplemental application checklist.

** Interns may arrange part of their Food Service Rotation hours during the week of 9/7/20 to take off for religious observances in September and October.

*** Program hours have been reduced to 1093 hours in response to COVID and ACEND policy

Accommodations for days off related to religious holidays/reasons must be discussed with program director and preceptor in advance. Any supervised hours missed as a result must be made up to complete the total supervised program hours of 1093 hours.

Financial Requirements (Program Tuition & Estimated Fees)

Please Note: 2021-22 NSDI Tution will be $11,750

50% due 5/3/2021: $5,8750

Balance due 6/15/2021

Pre-Match Fee:
$45 for 1st application; $20 per application thereafter
D&D Digital fee
Application Fee to apply to NutraCo* Non-refundable
Post-Match Fee:

Payable to NutraCo Dietetic Internship:

Program Tuition Fee – full-time *

(tuition includes: Nutrition Care Manual subscription; Compliance Tracking System (for medical clearance through Adam Safeguard); ID badge; and lab coat)


Half payable on or before May 1 and Balance payable on or before July 15

Program Fee for extension beyond 14 months *
$350 per month (after the 14th month)
$500 per month (after the 16th month)
Payable to Individual Vendor:
Subscription to EHR Go (web-based educational electronic health record system)
$45 for Academic Year (12 week) subscription
Health Insurance - student’s responsibility
Mandatory Professional Liability Insurance
$24 on average; varies by state
Physical exam, vaccines and immunization (for medical clearance)
Variable; depending on individual health requirements and health insurance
Academy of Nutrition & Dietetics Student Membership
Academy Member groups, if desired
Back ground check (through Adam Safeguard)
$31 plus NJ sales tax & court fees, $10-$65 varies by state
Urine Drug Screen (through Adam Safeguard)
$59 plus NJ sales tax
Books, supplies, etc. (books from DPD are acceptable to use)
Variable, $50-$600
Travel Expenses and car insurance
Variable; depending on state and location of rotation site – estimates may range from $200-$4,000
Meals during supervised practice
Variable; $0-$10
Meetings / conferences
Variable; depending on attendance at state or regional conference – estimated $30-$80
Mandatory-CDR Study Guide for Dietitians, 10th Ed.
$60; purchase at the on-line EatRight Store
Other RDN exam preparation optional
Various-$20-$385 (Jean Inman recommended $385)
Technology Expenses (such as laptop)
Variable; depending on what you currently have & what you need
Mobile phone / internet access
Variable; $50 or more
RDN Exam fee

* Please note all program tuition & fees are payable only by cashier’s check, money order, ACH bank transfer or Visa, Mastercard or Discover credit card with additional 3% processing fee. Personal checks are NOT accepted.

Tuition Refund Policy : 75% reimbursement on or before 5/15/2020; 50% reimbursement between 5/16/2020 to 6/1/2020; 25% reimbursement between 6/2/2020 to 6/15/2020; and 0% reimbursement after 6/15/2020.
COVID-19 Payment Policy : Interns affected financially by COVID-19 may request the following Payment Plan Schedule: 5/1/2020 = $4,000, 6/1/2020 = $1,500, 7/1/2020 = $1,500, 8/1/2020 = $1,500, 9/1/2020 = $1,500, and 9/30/2020 = $1,500.

NutraCo Dietetic Internship does not offer financial aid. Students who need assistance in covering the costs of dietetic internships are encouraged to apply to the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics Scholarship at: It is worthwhile to check out local and state dietetic associations to see if they offer scholarships also. You may consider applying for a student loan, either federal or private student loans or even a personal loan. If you already have a student loan, you may be eligible to defer payment while enrolled in a dietetic internship program, but you will need to confirm if this is possible with the institution you have the loan with.

Upon request, NutraCo Dietetic Internship will provide a letter once you have been accepted into our program and have paid the tuition for possible deferment of your current loan.

If you are interested in applying to the University of Alabama’s master’s program, the tuition for their graduate degree is about $12,600, and you can review the scholarships and financial aid they offer.

A revised Financial Requirements breakdown can be requested by contacting

Selection Process


After the post-match, you are conditionally accepted into the NutraCo Dietetic Internship internhsip program. You will receive an email from the program with instructions on the next steps required to complete the acceptance process. Examples of these requirements include:

NutraCo Dietetic Internship provides an equal opportunity to all applicants (U.S. citizen or permanent legal resident) for admission to our program.