Frequently Asked Questions

Common questions about the Syracuse University Dietetic Internship

Do you have an open house?
Our program does not have an open house. However, we welcome interested candidates to contact the Dietetic Internship Director ( to arrange for an individual appointment and tour. We also participate in the virtual supervised practice fair coordinated each fall by the Academy of Nutrition Dietetics NDEP group.

What is your program concentration?
Under the 2022 ACEND Accreditation Standards for Nutrition and Dietetics Internship Programs, concentrations are no longer required. For the 2022-23 academic year, we have discontinued our program concentration. This provides us the opportunity to introduce a new course called NSD 635 Nutrition Leadership and Management. This course meets the new competency requirements focused on special skills, such as leadership self-assessment and development, conflict resolution and professional advocacy.

Do you have an early application submission date?
No, the submission date follows the standard DICAS/D&D Digital dates.

Are there supplemental documents for an application to Syracuse University Dietetic Internship?
No, only the standard documents as required by DICAS/D&D Digital.

Do you pre-select any interns?
No, we do not pre-select any interns for this program.

What is your maximum enrollment into the Syracuse University Dietetic Internship?
Our maximum enrollment is twelve.

If I apply for the Syracuse University Dietetic Internship, do I have to apply separately to the Graduate School?
No, if you are matched to the Dietetic Internship you will be enrolled as a graduate student.

What can I expect after submitting my application through DICAS?
Applications are reviewed by the program director. A select number of candidates will be contacted via email and offered an interview. Not all applicants will receive an offer for an interview.

Do you have scholarships available?
Our dietetic interns are eligible to receive the William W. Allen Scholarship. During the pre-internship process, matched applicants will be given application and submission instructions. The Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics has various scholarships available through the Academy Foundation.