Dietetic Internship Rotations, Classes, and Projects

Get information on Dietetic Internship at Premier Health rotation, classes, orientation, and more.

  • Interns will be scheduled based on a 32-40 hour work week with an average of 6 hours of master’s classes per semester. However,  additional time will be required outside scheduled work time to complete projects, reading assignments, etc.
  • Classes are conducted through the University of Dayton . These classes are typically held on Mondays or evenings, but there will likely be exceptions.
  • Interns attend bi-monthly Dayton Dietetic Association meetings and the annual Ohio Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics meeting.

Rotations (Simulations beginning in August, orientations beginning in October, rotations beginning in December - total of approximately 17 months)

Orientations include Hospital, Internship, Clinical, and Foodservice

Clinical – 13 weeks, Primarily 1-week rotations

  • Cardiology
  • Clinical Quality Improvement
  • Critical Care
  • Neurology or Trauma
  • NICU
  • Medical/Surgical
  • Oncology
  • Pulmonary
  • Renal
  • Staff Responsibility, 3 weeks

Long Term Care – 1 week

Community – 7 weeks, 1 week each

  • Diabetes Centers
  • Diabetic Camp
  • Outpatient Bariatrics
  • Outpatient MNT
  • Five Rivers Health Centers
  • Public Health
  • Private Practice

Food Service Management – 10 weeks, 1-2 weeks each

  • Activities/Projects
  • Food Production/Sanitation/Purchasing
  • Patient Food Service
  • Retail Operations
  • Staff Responsibility, 3 weeks

Extra Experiences (Intern choice– 6-8 weeks)

  • Research
  • Professional In-Service
  • Clinical QI
  • Individual Choices (considered based on availability, ie Pediatrics, Sports Nutrition, Wellness, etc)

Vacation - Vacation time includes two weeks during the December holiday season and approximately 2 weeks at variable times through the year.

Holidays - Interns receive holidays off on Thanksgiving, Christmas, New Year's Day, Labor Day, Memorial Day, and approximately 2 weeks throughout the year.

Requirements

In order to be eligible for the Premier Health (PH) Internship, applicants must be accepted into the University of Dayton (UD) Master’s Degree Program. UD accepts applications from their internal students by Oct 15 and from external students by Nov 1 of their senior year, the year preceding the start of the internship. UD will forward accepted students to PH for consideration for internship positions. Students will only be enrolled if accepted into both programs.

Interns accepted into the Premier Health Dietetic Internship will be required to:

  • Provide proof of immunization (including completed MMR and chicken pox vaccinations).
  • Provide proof of health insurance coverage (health insurance coverage for dietetic interns is not available through Premier Health).
  • Agree to a background check completed by University of Dayton at no cost to intern.
  • Complete a drug screen at a facility of hospital’s choice (in Dayton, Ohio) at no cost to intern. 
  • Flu Shot (provided by Premier Health at no cost to intern).
  • Complete a TB test (provided by Premier Health at no cost to intern).

Dietetic Internship Graduation Requirements

In order to graduate from the internship program and receive a Verification Statement, interns must satisfactorily complete all rotations, assignments, projects, and have earned a Master’s Degree in Dietetics and Nutrition from the University of Dayton.