College of Agriculture & Natural Resources
Nutrition & Food Science

Dietetic Internship

Please take a moment to read the statement from President William Loh.  



To our preceptors at the University of Maryland FSNE on an article published on the USDA blog about the Text2BHealthy program!  We feel so fortunate to get to work with a great group of community educators!

2014-2015 Dietetic Internship Class


From bottom left: Rory Costigan, Megan Smith, Colleen Abbott, Rayna Herskowitz, and Ashley Spence.  From top left:  Chandler Ray, Megan Solloway, Anastasia Maczko, Andie Lugg, and Andrea Belloli.  To learn more about our interns, visit Meet the Current Class page. 


Check out the 2012-2013 Internship Graduation Video


 UCMP Dietetic Interns Spoke at MD-DHCC Meeting

University of Maryland College Park (UMCP) Dietetic Interns in pairs provided technology training to the Maryland DHCC: Dietitians in Health Care Communities at their spring conference on Tuesday, April 14, 2015.  Flyer for event can be found here.  


UMCP Dietetic Interns Selected to Present Posters at the State Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics Meeting

UMCP Dietetic Interns provided abstract-poster presentations at the District of Columbia affiliate of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics Meeting (Friday April 10, 2015). 


Photo courtesy of the Executive Office of the Governor

UMCP dietetic interns meet with Governor Hogan on National RD Day – March 11, 2015



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)

  • University of Maryland Extension


   National Agricultural Library

  • United States Department of Agriculture (USDA)

  • Food and Nutrition Information Center (FNIC)

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 $6,800 plus personal expenses. The 2014-2015 class will consist of 10 selected interns. The program will participate in the April 2015 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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