Applicants applying to NYDDI are required to have a bachelor’s degree from a U.S. regionally accredited university or college, enrolled in a master’s program with plans for completion, or have earned a master’s degree before beginning the internship.

Required course work must be accredited by the Accreditation Council for Education in Nutrition and Dietetics (ACEND) of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics.

A minimum overall 2.80 grade point average and a 2.80 grade point average in DPD coursework which has been accredited by the Accreditation Council for Education in Nutrition and Dietetics (ACEND) is required. A Verification Statement or Declaration of Intent is required from an ACEND approved Didactic Program in Dietetics (DPD) or a Foreign Dietitian Education (FDE) program.

Coursework must be completed within five years after beginning our internship. If your Verification Statement is beyond 5 years, we request applicants take a Medical Nutrition Therapy (MNT) course. NYDDI carefully reviews each application holistically. Applicants need to be motivated, self-directed, and provide quality references. 

Documentation For Admission

NOTE: Without the required documentation you may not start orientation.

  1. Recent physical exam (within one year of orientation date), must state intern is in good health and can complete an internship. If a ‘reasonable accommodation’ is needed e.g., can’t stand longer than 15 minutes, it must be stated.

  2. Vaccinations and immunizations as required by the facility.

  3. NOTE: Many facilities require Covid 19, flu, TB and hepatitis vaccinations or tests. Check with preceptors about requirements.

  4. If you drive, a legal state driver’s license and auto insurance must be provided.

  5. Proof of medical insurance.

  6. Original Verification Statement from an accredited didactic program in dietetics – may be sent after you graduate.

  7. Official transcript with all your coursework wherever you attended schools. Please send official transcripts if you attended more than one college or university. Only official transcripts or copies of official transcripts are accepted. Unofficial transcripts are not accepted. Transcripts need to indicate degree and date conferred.

  8. Practice liability insurance.

  9. If enrolled in a graduate program, acceptance letter on official letterhead and current transcript. If graduated with a master's degree, official transcript or copy of official transcript indicating date and degree conferred.


Official transcripts from colleges and universities attended must be sent to:

DICAS – Transcription Dept.
PO Box 9118, Watertown, MA  02472

DICAS scans your transcript and places an electronic copy in your application.

You may apply to our program prior to graduation. However, we will require an official copy of your final transcript when your degree is posted for interns matched to NYDDI. Transcript must indicate date and degree conferred.

Special consideration may apply for interns taking summer classes prior to the start of the fall program. NYDDI must receive the official final transcripts and DPD verification statement before interns may begin.