College of Agriculture & Natural Resources
Nutrition & Food Science

Dietetic Internship

The University of Maryland (UMD) Dietetic Internship uses 12 different supervised practice rotations to provide both strong clinical and community training.  UMD utilizes technology/nutrition informatics* to become more efficient in practice, extend our reach to new clients/groups, and enhance our digital proficiency. 

*Nutrition Informatics is the intersection of information, nutrition, and technology.  Source:


                                           Open House Dates

 Our open house dates have been set.  Please join us online or in-person to learn more about our program.  To sign up for one of the open houses, please contact Phyllis McShane at

In-Person at Harbor Hospital near Baltimore                       Online

December 8, 2017 from 10:30-11:30 a.m. EST

January 19, 2018 from 12:00-1:00 p.m. EST
                    Teleconference Room 

December 7, 2017 from 2:00-3:00 p.m. EST

January 19, 2018 from 3:30-4:30 p.m. EST

Want to learn more about our dietetic internship?  Watch our video to hear our interns prospective on the internship.


                                Meet the 2017-2018 Intern Class 

Front left:  Rebecca Handley, Alexandra Long, Kelsey Felter, Melissa Talley, and Emily Kohler.  Back: Adam Sachs, Emily Glass, Danielle Ferguson, Julia Werth, and Daniel Turner.  To learn more about the current class, visit our Meet the Current Class page.

Congratulations to the 2016-2017 Dietetic Interns on Graduation.  
Check out their graduation video


Program Sponsors

University of Maryland logo  The University of Maryland College Park

  • Department of Nutrition and Food Science

  • University Dining Services

  • Maryland Food Supplement Nutrition Education (FSNE)


The University of Maryland College Park Department of Nutrition and Food Science (NFSC) sponsors a Dietetic Internship with an emphasis in Information Management and Communication/Nutrition Informatics. This 44-week full time program is located in the Baltimore-Washington area. The tuition cost is $7,700 plus personal expenses. The 2018-2019 class will consist of 10 selected interns. The program will participate in the April 2018 computer match.

The University of Maryland College Park Dietetic Internship has been granted accreditation by the Accreditation Council for Education in Nutrition and Dietetics (ACEND) [formerly CADE], 120 South Riverside Plaza, Suite 2000, Chicago, IL 60060-6995. 1-800-877-1600.   Upon successful completion of the Internship program, the intern will be eligible to complete the Registration Examination sponsored by the Commission on Dietetic Registration. Upon successful passage of the registration examination, graduates receive the RD credential and are eligible to apply for licensure in Maryland and the District of Columbia. Licensure is mandatory for dietetics and clinical dietetics practice in Maryland and the District of Columbia.

The next ACEND accreditation review is scheduled for Spring 2024.

ACEND, 120 South Riverside Plaza, Suite 2000 Chicago, Illinois 60060-6995.  Phone 1-800-877-1600 Ext. 5400; 312-899-0400  Ext. 5400.  Email:

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