Dietetic Internship Overview

Emory University Hospital

  • Challenging 9-month program
  • Medical nutrition therapy concentration
  • 8 interns accepted annually
  • Begins in early to mid-August and ends in mid-May
  • Fully accredited since 1967
  • The program does not provide financial aid; interns may apply for scholarships through the Georgia Association of Nutrition and Dietetics (GAND) or the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics (AND).

The Emory Hospitals Dietetic Internship Program is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Education in Nutrition and Dietetics (ACEND) which is recognized by the United States Department of Education. This affirms that ACEND meets national standards and is a reliable authority on the quality of nutrition and dietetics programs.

Contact information for ACEND is listed below:

Accreditation Council for Education in Nutrition and Dietetics
120 South Riverside Plaza, Suite 2000
Chicago, Illinois 60606-6995
312-899-0040 ext. 5400

Rotations, classes and other learning experiences are designed to meet the Standards of Education and the ACEND Competency Statements for Supervised Practice Programs. 

The internship prepares interns to sit for the registration examination to become registered dietitians and provides interns with the skills necessary to function as entry level dietitians and to compete effectively in the rapidly changing job market. Licensure is required for dietitians to practice in Georgia. Licensure requirements vary by state. Registration is required for licensure.