Dietetic Internship

2019-2020 Dietetic Interns

Front left: Abigail Stultz, Rachell Burgos, Amy Sun, Leslie MacManus, Megan McClelland, Claire Pomorski, Moira Cain, and Caty Saffarina.  Back row from left: Alexis Mateer, Grace Horgan, Sina D'Amico, and David Cover.  To learn more about the current class, visit 2019-2020 UMD Dietetic Internship Class to see intern bios. 

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:                    

Program Sponsors

  • 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 $8,000 plus personal expenses. The 2020-2021 class will consist of 12 selected interns. The program will participate in the April 2020 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 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 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.

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