Dietetics internship

Dietetic Intern 2017-18

2017-18 Dietetics Interns

About Bluffton's internship opportunity
Bluffton's ISPP has an emphasis in community and public health nutrition. This program is similar to a traditional internship in that we organize your supervised practice rotations at established facilities near Bluffton, but with the flexibility to adjust some of your experience to address individual interests and goals. Additional professional enrichment opportunities include attendance at dietetics-related conferences (including FNCE 2018) and field trips, participation in individual and group projects and seminar days.

As a Bluffton intern, you will gain valuable dietetic experience and be part of the campus community. You'll have access to educational, cultural and spiritual activities, the support of our Center for Career and Vocation, student health and counseling services, and student athletic and recreational facilities. Plus, all interns who successfully complete our program will take part in an intensive RD Exam review course and will be eligible to sit for the Commission on Dietetics registration exam to become a Registered Dietitian Nutritionist (RDN.)

One hundred percent of our 2015-16 graduates passed the RD Exam and are now practicing registered dietitians. Bluffton ISPP's overall intern pass rate for the past five classes exceeds the ACEND minimum RDN exam pass rate standards established for dietetic internships. 

Bluffton's ISPP is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Education in Nutrition and Dietetics (ACEND) of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics, 120 S. Riverside Plaza, Suite 2000, Chicago Ill., 60606-6995, phone: 312-899-0040 ext 5400, http://www.eatright.org/ACEND

Welcome 2018-19 ISPP Dietetic Interns

Joshua Becasen (San Diego State)
Morgan Campbell (Bluffton University)
Matthew Chezem, DTR (University of Akron)
Emily Kirk (Indiana University of PA) 
Nhung Le (San Francisco State University)
Grace Michalik (Western Michigan University) 
Grace Mignery (Miami University of Ohio) 
Kathryn Risser, DTR (San Diego State University) 
Anielly Rocha (University of North Florida) 
Danielle Williams (Northwest Missouri State University) 

2018-19 Dietetic internship calendar:

  • Aug. 20, 2018 - May 24, 2019
  • Orientation Week: Monday-Friday, Aug. 20- 24, 2018
  • Thanksgiving break: Wednesday - Sunday, Nov. 21 - 25, 2018
  • Christmas break: Saturday, Dec. 22, 2018 - Sunday, Jan. 6, 2019
  • Good Friday holiday: Friday, April 9, 2019
  • RD exam review course (tentative): Monday-Wednesday, May 20-22, 2019
  • Graduation dinner (tentative): Friday, May 14, 2019

Because of the supervised practice hour requirements, dietetic intern breaks do not necessarily coincide with the Bluffton undergraduate holiday/break schedule.

Applications for the 2019-20 internship year will be accepted in DICAS in spring 2019. Check back for details.