Dietetic Internship Admissions

There are several steps to complete for admission to our Dietetics Internship (DI) program. A DI is necessary to become a registered dietitian nutritionist. (Be sure to review our applicant checklist.)

  1. Be admitted into the M.S. in Nutrition and Dietetics program.
  2. Apply to the dietetic internship program with the Dietetic Internship centralized Dietetic Internship centralized Application Services (DICAS).
  3. Mail your application notification form and application fee to NIU, postmarked by Feb 15.
  4. Apply to D&D Digital, allowing you to participate in a national computer matching for the Dietetic Internship program.

We accept applications in the spring semester using the online DICAS system. Applications to the dietetic internship coincide with D&D Digital computer matching deadlines.

Computer Matching Period Deadline for Submitting Application and Computer Matching Information Online Applicant Notification Day Applicant Appointment Day
April 2019 February 15, 2019 April 7, 2019 April 8, 2019

For more information view the Dietetic Internship Handbook (PDF). Questions? Contact Nancy Prange at 815-753-6386 or

Contact Us

Dietetic Internship
Nancy Prange, M.S., R.D., L.D.N.
Dietetic Internship Director
DeKalb, IL 60115