Recent changes in federal regulations relating to our ability to deliver online education have uncovered onerous application and fee requirements from several states. As a result, at this time, the University of Northern Colorado is unable to accept applications for online courses or programs from students located in the following states: Arkansas, Kentucky, Maryland, Minnesota, Massachusetts, North Carolina, Ohio and Tennessee. If you reside in one of these states, and would like us to inform you at such time as the University of Northern Colorado is able to accept your application for online courses or programs, please email the Dietetic Internship Coordinator, Nicole Withrow. Please include your state of residence in your email.

Prospective Interns

Is this program for you?

Thank you for your interest in the Dietetic Internship Program of the University of Northern Colorado!

  We are very proud of our innovative program, which:

  • Accepts up to 30 interns each year
  • Works on a national level and does not require relocation
  • Promotes student-designed, individually-tailored programs
  • Is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Education in Nutrition and Dietetics (ACEND)
  • Boasts a high post-internship employment rate and a high passing rate for first-time test takers on the Registration Exam.

This web site is posted in order to help you obtain information about how the internship works and to provide you with access to the forms you need for application to the program.

UNC's Dietetic Internship is designed to accept up to 30 interns per year. Students, with the program coordinator’s guidance, will select the facilities where they will complete their practice experience and will play a role in designing their program of study.

The program provides four academic graduate credits. These credits are required courses to be completed online during the first two weeks of the internship, followed by a three-day orientation in Greeley, CO. The courses are designed to orient interns to the program standards of practice and to ensure that each intern has the resources to attain competence in each area of practice.

Please note:

  • Read all information carefully because our application procedure differs greatly from those of traditional internship programs.
  • Securing sponsoring facilities and preceptors is the applicant's responsibility and does take time. Providing potential preceptors with the Required Experiences form will aid in their initial understanding of the program.
  • Encourage potential preceptors to visit this site for their preceptor manuals, which contain all the necessary forms and information they will need to participate.
  • When making arrangements for facilities and preceptors, the minimum time spent working at each facility must be at least 80 hours, unless observation for shorter times is part of a longer rotation experience (e.g., observing at meals on wheels, senior nutrition).
  • Key experiences for foodservice must be obtained in at least one hospital and one non-hospital setting, ex: observe and understand purchasing methods in a Joint Commission facility and in a school foodservice.

Complete applications for students beginning the program in June must be postmarked by mid-February. The matching date is early-April. If, after reviewing the posted description of our program and application materials, you have further questions, please do not hesitate to call, email or write. You can find exact dates in the Important Dates document above.

Please refer to the links below for detailed information: