Applying to the BWH Dietetic Internship

Deadlines

February 1, 2020: The one-page supplemental application and $70.00 application fee must be postmarked by this date for consideration.

February 15, 2020: Last day to submit applications to the DICAS.

Minimum Admission Requirements

  • Bachelor's Degree from a regionally accredited school and Verification Statement from an accredited Didactic Program in Dietetics (DPD) within three years of applying
  • Overall GPA of 3.2 or above
  • DPD GPA of 3.2 or above
  • Science GPA of 3.0 or above
  • Correctly completed on-line DICAS application

Application Procedure:

  • Complete online application using the Dietetic Internship Centralized Application Service (DICAS) http://portal.dicas.org. The fee to use DICAS is $45 for the first application submitted and $20 for each additional application. The deadline for applications to the Brigham and Women's Hospital Dietetic Internship is February 15, 2020.
    • Personal statement should be as concise as possible and address strengths, weakness, short and long-term nutrition career goals, as well as why you think BWH would be a “good fit” for you.
    • Only three references should be included. Ideally, one should be from a work supervisor, the other two can be from academic advisors, volunteer supervisors, and/or supervisors of nutrition related experiences.
  • Submit one page supplemental application and a $70 application fee (make check or money order payable to Brigham and Women's Hospital, Department of Nutrition) postmarked by February 1, 2020 and mail to:

Jenica Abram, MPH,RDN,LDN
Associate Director of the Dietetic Internship
Department of Nutrition
Brigham and Women's Hospital
75 Francis Street
Boston, MA 02115

  • Applicants must register on the D&D Digital Web site and submit their prioritized list of selected dietetic internships online to D&D Digital before February 15, 2020. There is a $55 matching fee. Applicants should call D&D Digital prior to the deadline if they do not receive an e-mail with login information. Notification Day will be on Sunday, April 5, 2020.

Matching:

Once an applicant is matched to the BWH Internship, they must call 617-732-5593 to confirm acceptance by the following Monday. At this time, the individual can state their preferred start date. Start dates are based on a first-come, first serve basis.

The program dates for the Internship Class of 2020-2021 are:

- August entry: 8/04/20 - 6/26/21
- October entry: 10/06/20 - 8/21/21

Please note that the Didactic Program in Dietetics (DPD) Completion Date on the final Verification Statement must be prior to the entry date. If the DPD completion date is August 6, 2020 or later, only the October entry date would be feasible.

Once an applicant is matched and a start date is determined, BWH will contact the applicant to start the on boarding process. Our dietetic interns are subject to the same screening process as other hospital staff or trainees (such as verification of identity, background checks and medical documentation).

Please note that all application materials become the property of Brigham and Women's Hospital and cannot be returned.

Dietetic Intern Tours:

We strongly recommend you visit Brigham and Women’s Hospital for a tour. This will give you an opportunity to meet and talk with our staff and interns to help determine if our program is right for you. We would be happy to register you for a tour, which are held every Friday at 2PM from November through January (with the exception of some holiday dates).

Please complete the survey linked here to register for a tour on your preferred date at lease three days in advance. Call or e-mail Jenica Abram with any questions at 617-732-5595 or jabram@bwh.harvard.edu.

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