Welcome! The NIU Dietetic Internship Program (DI) provides students the opportunity to develop skills in the areas of medical nutrition therapy, food service management, life-cycle nutrition and community nutrition with a concentration in Community Nutrition and Health Promotion.
In our program, students also work to earn a Master of Science degree in Nutrition and Dietetics. Being located in northern Illinois, many excellent dietitians/preceptors practice in diverse settings from the DeKalb and Rockford area to the surrounding suburbs as well as in the larger metropolitan area of Chicago.
Highlights of the Dietetic Internship program at NIU
Includes opportunities for a FULL TUITION waiver. Interns may apply for a Graduate Assistantship (GA) which provides both a tuition wavier and monetary stipend. Additional opportunities exist during the Supervised Practice courses.
Dedicated to the Community Nutrition and Health Promotion concentration, allowing the opportunity to rotate with a large variety of community programs. Interns will work with approximately 12 community sites during the internship including medical clinics, school nutrition programs, wellness and health promotion sites, diabetes education and business sites throughout northern Illinois.
To comply with clinical requirements, all clinical students are required to complete two background checks.
Effective December 14th, 2012, criminal background checks for the College of Health and Human Sciences will be processed by an outside vendor. Click here for important information about criminal background checks.