Applicants who are not University of Michigan School of Public Health students or alumni should follow the
DICAS/computer matching process to apply for the cohort that begins in July.
*Students and alumni of U-M SPH do not use DICAS/computer matching. Instead, they
should apply via the pre-select process for the cohorts starting in July or January.*
The DICAS Match Process
All non-UM-affiliated internship candidates must apply through a two-step process:
the Dietetic Internship Centralized Application Services (DICAS) match and computer matching. The DICAS match online application must be completed by 11:59 p.m. central time
on February 15. The fee to use DICAS is $45 for the first application submitted and
$20 for each additional application.
When completing the application form, applicants must include the name and contact
information (specifically an email address) for each reference. This will trigger
an e-mail message requesting completion of a reference form. The form will be completed
online. Students submitting more than one application will need to use the same individuals
as references for each application.
Applicants who apply to internships using DICAS will be asked to complete a personal
statement. The statement should be limited to 1000 words and include:
- Your reasons for entering the dietetics profession.
- Your experiences that have helped to prepare you for your career.
- Your short-term and long-term goals.
- Your strengths and weaknesses.
Official transcripts from all colleges and universities attended should be sent to:
PO Box 9118
Watertown, MA 02472
Applicants must also register online for computer matching at www.dnddigital.com and select dietetic internship priority choices by 11:59 p.m. central time on February
15. There is a $55 computer-matching fee.
In addition, a nonrefundable fee of $75 is required to apply to the U-M SPH DI. This
fee must be postmarked by February 15. Please send check or money order payable to
the University of Michigan to:
U-M School of Public Health
1855 SPH I
1415 Washington Heights
Ann Arbor, MI 48109-2029
The second step of the application process for non-UM-affiliated internship candidates
is computer matching. (The first step is the Dietetic Internship Centralized Application Services (DICAS) match, described above).
- Applicants participating in computer matching should request instructions and register
on-line at: www.dnddigital.com. Paper applications may be requested from this website. Applicants may request this
material from any ACEND-accredited/approved Didactic Program in Dietetics program
director or from D&D Digital Systems, Inc.
- Applicants are responsible for telephoning D&D Digital Systems (515-292-0490) if they cannot access the site to view personal matching results on
the specified dates.
- Applicants who receive a computer match and a dietetic internship appointment are
responsible for accepting or rejecting the match by telephone or fax on the designated
- Applicants who submitted a declaration of intent with an internship application must
obtain a verification statement from the DPD director prior to beginning the dietetic
For additional information on the application and computer matching processes, visit
the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics.
Pre-Select Process for U-M SPH Students and Alumni
Qualified University of Michigan School of Public Health students and alumni of the Dietetics Master of Science (MS) or Master of Public Health (MPH) programs will have the opportunity to apply to the UM SPH DI program through the
Qualification requirements include:
- Completion of the University of Michigan School of Public Health Didactic Program
in Dietetics program.
- Current enrollment in the University of Michigan School of Public Health Didactic
Program in Dietetics program with plans to complete the program by May.
- Current enrollment at the University of Michigan School of Public Health with a verification
statement from an accredited undergraduate institution.
In addition, applicants must:
- Maintain good academic standing with an overall GPA of 3.5 or better and B or better
in Didactic Program in Dietetics coursework.
- Provide a completed application.
- Schedule and complete an in-person interview with the dietetics internship admissions
committee between January 14 and January 30.
For those who plan to participate in the pre-select process, the application packet
must be submitted by January 13. Please include the following:
- Application, recommendations and checklist.
*Note: please download the recommendation document for full functionality of the form.
- Declaration of intent or verification statement.
- Personal statement (1000 words or less) discussing why you want to enter the dietetics
profession, your short- and long-term goals, strengths and weaknesses, and experiences
that have helped you prepare for your career.
- Three letters of recommendation (include academic advisor, professor and professional).
- GRE score.
Place all materials in one sealed envelope and submit to the department administrator.
Applicants will be notified by January 31 whether they qualify for acceptance into the program through this process. There
is no cost to the applicant in the pre-select process.
For students who have completed a Didactic Program in Dietetics at the U-M SPH, a
distance internship option, either full-time or part-time, is available. The application
materials are the same. Please add the title "DISTANCE APPLICANT" to the top page
of the application.
At the time of acceptance into the distance internship, interns must submit the following:
Signed preceptor documentation forms, supervised practice forms, and facility affiliation
agreements for all facilities in which the student has projected planned experiences.
(Identifying backup facilities is recommended.)
A plan to complete and evaluate competencies for all rotations approved by the dietetic
E-mail address and proof of Internet access.
Signed agreement to attend the mandatory one-week orientation in Ann Arbor, Michigan,
beginning the Monday of the second week of July or January.
Before applying, you are strongly advised to contact Theresa Han-Markey (firstname.lastname@example.org),
director of the Dietetic Internship Program, in order to receive updated information.