CSUS Program Application Process


The CSU Sacramento Dietetic Internship Program participates in the on-line centralized internship application, DICAS, which may be found at https://portal.dicas.orgPlease follow instructions on the DICAS website for on-line application instructions.  The CSU Sacramento Dietetic Internship Program will not accept applications that are uploaded late.  

At least one reference should come from an employer/supervisor.  

DnD Digital

Applicants must 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 $55.00 computer matching fee.

Specific Criteria for CSU, Sacramento

Personal Statement: 

Applicants who apply to internships using DICAS will be asked to complete a personal statement. Your personal statement can be customized for each program you apply. This is the criteria to include for your personal statement specific to our program: 

  • Describe your interest in the dietetics profession. 
  • What in particular about our program interests you?
  • Please describe your interest in our empahses: Advocacy and Public Policy and/or Disease Prevention and Health Promotion. 
  • Describe your ability to work independently. 
  • What qualities do you have that make you a good match for CSU, Sacramento?  
  • 8,000 characters or approximately 1,000 WORD LIMIT

Application Fee: 

How to pay the application fee

Follow this link to the CSUS Bursar's fee payment webpage https://commerce.cashnet.com/csusacevent  where you can pay the $50 application fee by credit card. Look for DIETETIC INTERNSHIP on the list and follow the links to pay the fee and print your receipt. Be sure to print your receipt and include a copy with your cover page.  Must be postmarked by February 15, 2018.

 A $50 application fee is required for all applicants.  Please check back on this website for instructions on how to pay this fee online and for the deadline.  Print the receipt (you will include this in your packet to CSUS).  

CSU, Sacramento Cover Page:

Please fill out and print the CSU Sacramento cover page.  This will be included in your CSUS packet (see below).    

Mail Application Packet to CSU, Sacramento: 

Two items must be included in your application envelope:

  1. Receipt of the application fee
  2. CSU, Sacramento Cover Page

Please send these two items in a standard envelope to the address below.  Please send your envelope by Februaty 15.     

CSU Sacramento Dietetic Internship
Family and Consumer Sciences Dept
6000 J Street, Mariposa Hall Room 3000
Sacramento, CA 95819-6053  

You MUST thoroughly review the application instructions to ensure proper completion of your application.

Please note: Students must notify the Dietetic Internship Program Director if they accept/reject the computer match by 5:00 pm on Appointment day of the program’s time zone.