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  • The Dietetic Internship program participates in the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics’ Dietetic Internship Centralized Application Services (DICAS) and has an early admission option for Sage DPD students.

    Early Admission (Pre-Select Program)

    Students completing their didactic program in dietetics (DPD) requirements at RSC (undergraduate or MS in Nutrition and Dietetics) have the special opportunity to apply for early admission to the RSC Dietetic Internship (DI). Students chosen for this special program, reserve a position in the internship class, nearly one year in advance of regular admission. They must maintain an overall GPA of 3.3 and a selection of nutrition and support course GPA of 3.5.

    Pre-Select applications are due Friday, October 9, 2020.

    DICAS Instructions

    The Russell Sage College’ Dietary Internship program only participates in the spring match. 

    Please complete the following 3 Steps when applying to Russell Sage College’s Dietary Internship program:

    1. Register with D&D Digital, the National Matching Center for the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics. Applicants will prioritize internships for matching. You can begin registering on D&D Digital December 1, 2020 and all ranking must be completed by 11:59 Central Time on February 15, 2021.There is a $55 fee computer matching fee.
      • D&D Digital Codes: #471 Distance Track; #472 Onsite Track
    2. Apply electronically via the Dietetic Internship Centralized Application Services (DICAS). Can begin completing application December 4, 2020.
      • The online application must be completed for our program by 11:59 p.m. Central Time on February 15, 2021.
      • The fee to use DICAS is $50 for the first application submitted and $25 for each additional application.
    3. Send the following postmarked by Monday, February 15, 2021 to be considered:

    Send form(s) and check to:

    ATTN: Michelle Morgan, MS, RDN, CDN
    Dietetic Internship Director
    Nutrition Science Department
    Russell Sage College
    65 1st Street
    Troy, NY 12180

    Acceptance Process

    Notification Day
    Applicant Notification Day for the Computer Match process for Spring 2021 will be on Monday, April 5, 2021 at 11:00 a.m. CT. The Dietetic Internship program is not allowed to notify students prior to this date. Students must accept/reject the computer match within 24 hours of Notification Day.

    Appointment Day
    If matched, you are to call or email the program director by Tuesday, April 6 2021 by 6:00 pm EST (time zone of program): 518-244-4598 / [email protected], to confirm the acceptance or rejection of the match. The Dietetic Internship program forwards a confirmation acceptance letter in May. Additional program information and directions pertaining to enrollment into the Russell Sage College’s Dietary Internship program are forwarded to each new intern at that time, as well as throughout the summer.

    Important Applicant Responsibilities

    As a participant in the computer matching process, it is expected that applicants who receive a match will adhere to the results of the match and accept that match. It is unacceptable to decline a match in order to pursue an appointment to another supervised practice program.

    Tuesday, April 6, 2021
    Beginning at 6:00 am Central Time, all Dietetic Internship Directors with openings may contact unmatched applicants who were originally on their prioritized list of applicants and offer an appointment.

    Thursday, April 8, 2021
    Beginning at 11:00 am Central Time, names of Dietetic Internship programs that did not fill their class and authorized the release of their name will appear on www.dnddigital.com.

    Second Round Match Instructions

    Second round applicants must meet all application criteria for the track in which you are applying to be considered. For distance applicants, all preceptors must be confirmed. 

    Second Round Application Instructions
    1. Fill out and email the Release Form 2020-2021 to the program director: [email protected]
    2. Release application to Russell Sage College on DICAS (do not email your application) and;
    3. If applying to the distance program please be sure to also e-mail a copy of the Russell Sage College Dietetic Internship Distance Track Preceptor Sign-up Form.

    You will only be required to pay the $40 application fee if you accept an appointment with our program. 

    Due to the high volume of emails and calls coming in during the second round match process, please allow up to 72 hours for a response from the Dietetic Internship Program Director. 

    For additional matching procedures from the Accreditation Council for Education in Nutrition and Dietetics, refer to ACEND’s current computer matching calendar.