The CSU Sacramento Dietetic Internship program provides a choice of concentrations. Interns may select from:
- Disease Prevention and Health Promotion or
- Advocacy and Public Policy
Each concentration represents at least four weeks of the program or 128 hours.
The program's curriculum is designed to meet all of the competency statements/learning outcomes for dietetic internships.
What are the program benefits?
In addition to the general benefits of completing any dietetic internship, our program provides multiple benefits:
- The opportunity to work under the supervision of professionals that volunteer to give you experience opportunities. Our preceptors choose to spend time with you.
- Multiple networking opportunities with a variety of professionals in Sacramento, San Joaquin, Nevada, and Placer Counties. Networking during your internship can quickly carry you into a successful career. Our interns create an impression and develop connections during their internship that often relate into job opportunities after graduation.
- Multiple settings equal multiple experiences. Our program offers a variety of practice experience from intense acute care nutrition support settings to community outreach and project development. By placing interns in a variety of settings, they are able to develop more nutrition therapy approaches, network with expert professionals, and develop a broader sense of career opportunities. Interns will work with a variety of clinical and administrative dietitians and foodservice managers who have varied specialties, specialty certifications and advanced degrees.
- Interns gain 10 units of graduate credit for academic experiences.
- The opportunity to work with a culturally diverse population.
- The opportunity to participate in patient care as a member of an interdisciplinary health care team that may include physicians, nurses, physical therapists, social workers, occupational therapists, speech therapists, discharge planners and pharmacists.
- The opportunity to participate in community outreach events, public speaking engagements, teaching, research and media opportunities. For example, one of our past interns taught cooking segments for a local news station! Our groups of interns make a difference in the community.
- Interns get two weeks of vacation.
- Interns have access to campus resources and a free campus email account.
- Elective rotation designed by the intern to enhance personal learning and career development.
- Staff relief experience which builds confidence and demonstrates competency.