Upcoming Information Sessions

All prospective interns are strongly encouraged to either attend an Information Session or arrange a phone/virtual meeting with the Dietetic Internship program director.

Diversity of Dietetics

You’ll be exposed to a variety of practice areas within the field of nutrition and dietetics. From health-care facilities to food-service operations and community organizations, there are many areas to explore.


In this program, you’ll be able to collaborate with area dietitians and other professionals and benefit from their expertise. The dietetic internship program at Russell Sage College prepares future registered dietitian nutritionists for careers in clinical, food-service management and community settings. The program requires you to complete three practicum classes and two graduate coursework classes, totaling 24 credits. The combination of practical experiences and academic enrichment will position you for a variety of career choices as well as provide the beginning of your graduate education.


Our top-notch faculty are active in all areas of the field, offering expertise in a variety of practice areas within the field of nutrition and dietetics. They are enthusiastic about all of the learning and practice opportunities our field offers. The faculty are committed to providing an experience where interns feel individually supported and fully prepared to embark on their career journeys as future registered dietitian nutritionists.


Program Distinctions

This program is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Education in Nutrition and Dietetics. The program may be taken along one of three tracks: Onsite, Distance or the Individualized Supervised Practice Pathway (ISPP).

The ISPP track is a non-matriculated program where students who meet specific criteria can complete their supervised practice requirements.

The Onsite and Distance tracks are graduate certificate programs; the ISPP track is not.

Communication Concentration

The dietetic internship program offers a unique concentration area in communications — a skill that is vital to those in the field.

As a dietetic intern, you will have extensive practical experience delivering evidence-based nutrition information in a variety of settings and ways to different audiences.

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Your Future

The unique combination this program offers of practicum experiences as well as academic ones will allow you to broaden your career choices — and prepare you for graduate school.


After you complete the program, you’ll be eligible to take the registration exam for dietitians. Students go on to become registered dietitian nutritionists, working in:

  • hospitals and other health-care facilities
  • private practice
  • corporate wellness programs
  • community and public health settings
  • school food service
  • colleges and university settings
  • research
  • sports nutrition

Graduate Studies

Take the credits you’ve earned through the Dietetic Internship and apply them to our Applied Nutrition or Health Services Administration master’s programs.

Learning Experience

During the program, interns spend a total of 15 weeks in a variety of clinical settings where they provide medical nutrition therapy to a variety of populations under the supervision of an RDN. Ten weeks are spent in food-service management operations, where interns apply their knowledge of menu planning, food-science principles, food-service systems management and quantity food production.

You’ll also bring your knowledge of community-based nutrition programs to work with community organizations or government agencies to help improve the nutrition access, education and overall nutrition status of communities at large.

Program Goals

  • Prepare graduates to be competent in a variety of entry-level positions in the field of dietetics.
  • Prepare graduates who demonstrate lifelong learning as a personal and professional obligation for dietetics practice.

Next steps?

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Have questions?

Dietetic Internship Director
Dietetic Internship Coordinator