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Dietetic Internship Program

Application Process

The Emory University Hospital Dietetic Internship participates in both a preselect option from specific graduate programs and the online centralized application process, DICAS.

  • Maximum enrollment of Dietetic Internship program: 10
  • Maximum number of interns to be preselected from graduate programs: 4
  • Minimum number of positions available through computer matching: 6

Positions are not guaranteed to be filled through the preselect process. Any available positions not filled through preselect may be filled through DICAS Computer Matching.

Early Acceptance Agreements

Agreements have been established to accept qualified applicants from the graduate programs at the University of Georgia (UGA) and Drexel University, preselected and confirmed prior to DICAS deadlines.

Qualified applicants identified by the graduate program will submit the following to the Emory University Hospital Dietetic Internship via email ( by January 15:

  • Transcripts – do not need to be official; however official transcripts will be required upon admission
  • Resume
  • Personal Statement
  • Three letters of recommendation

There is a mandatory $65 application fee for all preselect applicants that must be postmarked by January 15.  Only payments in the form of checks or money orders (made out to Emory University Hospital) are accepted.  Payments should be mailed to Emory University Hospital Dietetic Internship, Food & Nutrition Services, FG-06, Emory University Hospital, 1364 Clifton Rd, NE, Atlanta, GA 30322.    The following information should be included with the application fee:

  • Applicant name
  • Phone number
  • Email address
  • Name of DPD program

Applicants are strongly encouraged to send their application processing fee via certified mail.

Applications are due by January 15 and will be reviewed, interviews conducted and a final decision on acceptance communicated to program directors by February 15.  Matched applicants will contact the Emory University Hospital Dietetic Internship by February 22 to accept the position.

Centralized Application Process

There are two steps to complete the application process.  1.  DICAS online. 2. Submit processing fee and information to Emory University Hospital. 

DICAS Online

  • DICAS can be accessed from here 
  • DICAS will be open to receive applications starting August 5, 2024.  Our application window will close February 15, 2025.  Check the DICAS website for more information.
  • The fee for DICAS is $50 for the first application and $25 for each additional application.
  • On the DICAS application, applicants will be asked to complete a personal statement of up to 1000 words. Items that should be addressed in the statement include: 
    1. Why you want to enter the profession of dietetics
    2. Experiences that have helped to prepare you for an internship
    3. Short and long-term goals for your career
    4. Strengths and areas where improvement is needed
    5. Reason for selecting the Emory program
  • Official transcripts from all colleges and universities attended should be sent to:

DICAS - Transcript Dept.
POB 9118
Watertown, MA 02472

When completing the application form, you must include the name and contact information for each reference, including email addresses. This will trigger an email to the reference asking them to complete a reference form online.

The same references need to be used for each application.

The non-refundable $65 Emory Hospital application processing fee should be made payable to Emory University Hospital and sent to:

Emory University Hospital Dietetic Internship
Food and Nutrition Services Department FG-06
Emory University Hospital
1364 Clifton Road NE
Atlanta, GA 30322

This fee must be postmarked by February 15, 2025, and accompanied by the following information: 

  • Applicant name
  • Phone number
  • Email address
  • Name of DPD program

Applicants are encouraged to send their application processing fee via certified mail.

A confirmation email will be sent upon receipt.

Interviews will be conducted beginning in January.

Applicants will be notified of their acceptance no later than March 1, 2025.

Interns must accept the offer no later than March 15, 2025.