Dietetic Internship

Our current 2023-2024 intern, Addison, and Juno!

UMD is participating in the D&D Digital computer match in Spring 2024. Important dates and activities are listed below.

Late October 2023 - early January 2024 - UMD will be hosting 4 virtual open houses ahead of the Spring 2024 match. Please RSVP to Anyea Lovette for zoom links. The dates are as follows:

  • Monday, October 23, 2023 from 6:30 PM (EST)
  • Wednesday, November 15 at 6:30 PM EST
  • Thursday, December 7 at 6:30 PM (EST)
  • Tuesday, January 16 at 6:30 PM (EST)

February 15, 2024 - Deadline for registering for the computer match, entering internship preferences and for completing the DICAS Application.  Applicants must register online at, pay the computer match fee ($65) by credit card and enter their contact information and dietetic internship preferences.

March 25-April 1, 2024  - Applicants who have registered for the match by February 15, 2024 can reorder dietetic internship priority rankings; however, no additional internships can be added to the list.

April 7, 2024- Applicant matching results will be posted on from 6:00 PM Central Time through April 8, 2024. This is the only source of notification for applicants. All applicants who receive ONE MATCH will find the matched DI program name and contact information to accept the matched appointment. The MATCHED DI program is planning that the match will be accepted.

April 8, 2024 - Applicants who match to the UMD Internship Program must contact the director by 6:00 p.m. Eastern Time, to confirm acceptance of the match.

April 9, 2024 - Dietetic internship program directors may contact unmatched applicants who have given contact sharing permission via the D&D website. Applicants must confirm appointments to dietetic internship program directors by 8:00 pm Central Time.

Program details are available at: 

The University of Maryland (UMD) uses ten diverse supervised practice rotations to provide both strong clinical and community training. Food Service rotations explore “food as medicine” in hospitals, Farm2School and school settings. 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:            

Program Sponsors

  • The University of Maryland College Park
  • Department of Nutrition and Food Science
  • University Dining Services

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 $8,550 plus personal expenses. The 2023-2024 class will consist of up to 12 selected interns.

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 2190, Chicago, IL 60606-6995. 1-312-899-0040 ext. 5400.  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, the District of Columbia and all other states. Licensure is mandatory for dietetics and clinical dietetics practice in Maryland and the District of Columbia.

The next ACEND accreditation review is scheduled for August-December 2024. The UMD dietetic internship is accredited through December 31, 2025.

Effective January 1, 2024, the Commission on Dietetic Registration (CDR) will require a minimum of a master’s degree to be eligible to take the credentialing exam to become a registered dietitian nutritionist (RDN). In order to be approved for registration examination eligibility with a bachelor’s degree, an individual must meet all eligibility requirements and be submitted into CDR's Registration Eligibility Processing System (REPS) before 12:00 midnight Central Time, December 31, 2023. For more information about this requirement visit CDR's website: In addition, CDR requires that individuals complete coursework and supervised practice in program(s) accredited by the Accreditation Council for Education in Nutrition and Dietetics (ACEND). Graduates who successfully complete the ACEND-accredited Dietetic Internship program at the University of Maryland are eligible to to take the CDR credentialing exam to become an RDN.

In most states, graduates also must obtain licensure or certification to practice. For more information about state licensure requirements click here.

Accreditation Council for Education in Nutrition and Dietetics of the Academy
of Nutrition and Dietetics
120 South Riverside Plaza, Suite 2190 
Chicago, IL 60606-6995, (312) 899-0040 ext. 5400