Dietetic Internship

The UAA Dietetic Internship, with a concentration emphasis on Alaska Native culture and Alaska healthcare delivery systems, is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Education in Nutrition and Dietetics (ACEND). The internship offers the supervised practice experience required to sit for the registered dietitian nutritionist (RDN) examination. At this time UAA is accredited for six (6) to eight (8) students annually.

Applications are reviewed on a pre-select basis from UAA Dietetic majors for the UAA Dietetic Internship.  Up to eight (8) students who meet all program requirements will be considered for the program.  The application cycle will open each fall for eligible applicants, with an application deadline of November 1st.  Notification of acceptance into the program will occur within 8 weeks of the application deadline.  If internship spots are available after the application cycle, the UAA Dietetic Internship will participate in the national application process that has an application deadline of February 15th annually.

***12/7/18:  The UAA Dietetic Internship will accept two (2) interns through the DICAS national matching program this spring. For                                       questions, please contact the Program Director, Dr. Carrie King at

  • Program Overview

    The UAA Dietetic Internship is a full-time, 40-hour-per-week program that begins in the fall semester with graduation at the end of the spring semester. To apply to the internship, individuals must complete at least a bachelor's degree and course work requirements approved by the Accreditation Council for Education in Nutrition and Dietetics (ACEND). Students will complete a total of 15 graduate credit hours through attending a seminar course at UAA and completing their supervised practice.  The program's outcomes data are available upon request.

    Upon successful completion of all parts of the dietetic internship, including all learning experiences and satisfactory evaluations from preceptors and the UAA Dietetic Internship Director, students will be given a verification statement showing successful completion of the internship. With the verification statement, graduates can apply to take the RDN exam through the Commission on Dietetic Registration. Upon passing the RDN exam, the graduate is eligible to apply for licensure in the state where he or she will work as a Registered Dietitian Nutritionist.

  • Concentration Area

    Internship Concentration:  Alaska Native Culture and the Alaska Healthcare Delivery System

    The UAA Dietetic Internship offers unique experiences through its concentration area in Alaska Native culture and the Alaska healthcare delivery system. The concentration area is built upon the dietetic internship's mission and goals, one being to retain graduates to work in the profession of dietetics in Alaska. The program's concentration area was designed to help interns prepare to work in this culturally diverse state.

    The competencies required for the concentration area in this program are primarily achieved through a three-week rural Alaska rotation (possible locations: Nome, Bethel, Sitka, Kodiak, or Kotzebue). Interns rotate through many facilities in Anchorage and the surrounding area in addition to the rural rotation and possibly Fairbanks

  • Program Requirements
    In order to apply to the UAA Dietetic Internship program, students must be a declared UAA Dietetics Major, with a graduation date prior to the beginning of the Dietetic Internship; have a minimum of 3.0 GPA; and submit an application with all required documents by November 1st.
  • Next Steps after Acceptance

    Upon acceptance into the Dietetic Internship Program, students will be required to complete/obtain the following before the August internship start date:

    • Apply to UAA's Graduate School
    • Complete financial aid requirements (if needed)
    • Obtain an official transcript indicating a conferred baccalaureate degree
    • Proof of current immunizations or titers including TB, Hep A, Hep B series, MMR, and Varicella (2 shot series)
    • Health insurance
    • ServSafe Certificate
    • Current CPR card
    • State of Alaska Background Check
    • Independent Medical Terminology course or proof of prior Medical Terminology course
    • CITI Training


  • Financial Disclosures: The following is important information about the educational debt, earnings, and completion rates of students who attend this program.  
    University of Alaska Anchorage
    Graduate Certificate in Dietetic Internship
    Program Length: 1 year
    Students graduating on time
    N/A* of Title IV students complete the program within 1 year
    *Fewer than 10 students enrolled in this program. This number has been withheld to preserve the confidentiality of the students.
    Students Borrowing Money
    N/A* of students who attend this program borrow money to pay for it
    *Fewer than 10 students enrolled in this program. This number has been withheld to preserve the confidentiality of the students.
    The typical graduate leaves with
    N/A* in debt
    *Fewer than 10 students completed this program within normal time. This number has been withheld to preserve the confidentiality of the students.
    The typical monthly loan payment
    N/A* per month in student loans with N/A* interest rate.
    *Fewer than 10 students completed this program within normal time. This number has been withheld to preserve the confidentiality of the students.
    The typical graduate earns
    not provided per year after leaving this program
    Graduates who got jobs
    N/A* of program graduates got jobs
    *We are not currently required to calculate a job placement rate for program completers.
    Program graduates are employed in the following fields:
    Licensure Requirements
    This program meets licensure requirements in
    *State requires students to sit for licensure exam
    Additional Information
    Date Created 9/1/2017
    These disclosures are required by the U.S. Department of Education
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