The following is a list of completion requirements.

  • Completion of both DI (ACEND competencies and supervised practice hours requirement) and graduate degree in any field of study.
  • Satisfactory completion of 1000 hours of supervised practice.
  • Completion of 3-day virtual Orientation.
  • Completed work assignments, capstone project, cases study, and evaluations. Work assigned during the program must be submitted by the due date.
  • Successful completion of RD domain prep quizzes and final exam with a score or 75% or higher.
  • Oral presentation of one case study presentation for a target audience.
  • Receive an overall signed evaluation rating of 3 or higher from preceptors.
  • Maintain professional and ethical standards as outlined in the Academy of Nutrition Code of Ethics.
  • Agree to allow NYDDI to contact your employer regarding satisfaction with work performance.
  • Complete evaluations of their preceptors, facilities, rotations, NYDDI program and staff. Responses are confidential and help us with future planning.
  • Completion of a graduate degree.

Interns are responsible for completion of each rotation assignments and evaluations within the given timeframe.

Please work with your preceptors to ensure evaluation forms are submitted on time.

In the event an intern cannot complete their rotation within the allotted timeframe, they may request an extension or leave of absence from the Program Director as soon as possible in writing. Requests will be carefully reviewed and must be approved in writing before being granted.

Rotations are followed by a self-reflection essay. This allows interns to express their fe regarding rotations. How did they grow? Where did they feel they need to improve. It is an important part of the learning process. 

Interns are required to complete evaluations of preceptors, facilities, staff, internship program, meetings, resources, and RD prep. We encourage interns to offer suggestions. Your suggestions help us improve our program for us future interns.

Verification Statement

After successful completion of both DI and their graduate degree, interns receive a Verification Statement allowing them to be eligible to sit for the registration examination for dietitian-nutritionists administered by the Commission on Dietetic Registration (CDR).

Once interns pass the registration exam, they will be able to practice as Registered Dietitians-Nutritionists. Interns may contact the state affiliate of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics for information about licensure in their states.