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Applying to the BWH Dietetic Internship

Deadlines for those applying through DICAS

February 1, 2024: The one-page supplemental application and $70.00 application fee must be postmarked by this date for consideration.

February 15, 2024: Last day to submit applications to the DICAS.

Minimum Admission Requirements

  • Master'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). The fee to use DICAS is $50 for the first application submitted and $25 for each additional application. The deadline for applications to the Brigham and Women's Hospital Dietetic Internship is February 15, 2024.
    • 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, 2024 and mail to:

Mary Ellen Kelly, MS, RD, CSSD, 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, 2024. There is a $65 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 April 7, 2024.


Once an applicant is matched to the BWH Internship, they must call 617-732-5593 to confirm acceptance by the following day. 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 2024-2025 are:

  • August entry: 8/05/24 - 6/27/25
  • October entry: 10/07/24 - 8/29/25 (pending number of matched applicants)

Please note that the Master’s Degree conferment date and Didactic Program in Dietetics (DPD) Completion Date on the final Verification Statement must be prior to the entry date.

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 including current vaccinations).

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

Pre-Select Internship Options:

For individuals who are still looking to pursue their master’s degree, we also offer “pre-select” options. Applications are due December 15, 2023.

If you have questions about these options, please contact Associate Director of the Dietetic Internship, Mary Ellen Kelly

Dietetic Intern Tours

We strongly recommend you participate in a tour of Brigham and Women’s Hospital. 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. Tours will be held both in person and virtually. The following dates are available for the 2023-24 application season. All times are listed in Eastern Standard Time zone.

  • Friday, November 3, 8:30 am-10 am
  • Wednesday, November 8, 12 noon-1 pm VIA ZOOM
  • Friday, November 17, 12 noon-1:30 pm
  • Friday, December 1, 8:30 am-10:00 am
  • Friday, December 8, 12 noon-1:30 pm
  • Friday, January 5, 8:30 am-10 am
  • Wednesday, January 10, 12 noon-1 pm VIA ZOOM

Please email Mary Ellen Kelly at to sign up for a tour.

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