How to Apply for the Dietetic Internship

A selection committee reviews and ranks applicants for the Dietetic Internship program at Miami Valley Hospital.

The program is using the on-line dietetic internship centralized application system, DICAS, which may be accessed at, e-mail or call (617) 612-2855(617) 612-2855 9:00 am to 5:00 pm EST. The on-line application must be completed according to instructions on the DICAS website. The fee to use DICAS is $45 for the first application submitted and $20 for each additional application.

When completing the application form, applicants must include the name and contact information (specifically an e-mail address) for each person supplying a reference. This will trigger an e-mail message requesting completion of a reference form. The form will be completed on-line.

Applicants who apply to internships using DICAS will be asked to complete a personal statement. Questions to be addressed in the personal statement include:

  • Why do you want to enter the dietetics profession?
  • Discuss experiences that have helped to prepare you for your career.
  • What are your short-term and long-term goals?
  • What are your strengths and weaknesses or areas needing improvement?
  • What other information do you consider important for the selection decision?
  • 8000 character limit (approx. 1000 words)

Refer to the DICAS portal for specific instructions on submission of transcripts, resume, references, fee schedule, etc.

Computer Matching

Applicants must also register online for computer matching at and select dietetic internship priority choices by 11:59 p.m. Central Time on February 15, 2018.  There is a $55.00 computer matching fee.  The Miami Valley Hospital Dietetic Internship Program code is 370. If you need assistance with computer matching, please contact D&D Digital customer support at (515) 292-0490(515) 292-0490 or

Information on computer matching and Dietetic Internship Centralized Application System is also available at

Miami Valley Hospital Application Fee

A nonrefundable application fee of $100.00 should be mailed to:

Miami Valley Hospital Dietetic Internship
Attn: Rebecca Lee- Nutrition Services
1 Wyoming St
Dayton, OH  45409

  • Make check payable to Miami Valley Hospital Dietetic Internship
  • Application fees must be postmarked no later than February 15, 2018.
  • Application materials will not be returned