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DICAS Information

  • Be sure to follow directions very closely.
  • This program is using the on-line centralized internship application, DICAS, which may be accessed via the hyperlink. For questions, please e-mail DICAS. The on-line application must be completed for our program. The fee to use DICAS is $45 for the first application submitted and $20 for each additional application.
  • Applicants who apply to internships using DICAS will be asked to complete a personal statement in 1,000 words or less. Questions to be addressed in the personal statement include:
    • Why do you want to enter the dietetics profession?
    • What are some experiences that have helped to prepare you for your career?
    • What are your short-term and long-term goals?
    • What are your strengths and weaknesses or areas needing improvement?
  • Official transcripts from all colleges and universities attended should be sent directly to: DICAS – Transcript Dept., PO Box 9118, Watertown, MA 02472.
  • When completing the application form, applicants must include the name and contact information (specifically an e-mail address) for each reference. This will trigger an e-mail message requesting completion of a reference form. The form will be completed on-line. Students submitting more than one application will need to use the same individuals as references for each application.
  • Applicants must also register online with D&D Digital for computer matching and select dietetic internship priority choices by deadline (see important dates).  There is an additional $50 computer matching fee.
  • Additional information on using the DICAS is available here. Click on Computer Matching Policy and Procedures and read information in the Suggestions to Improve Your Chances of Getting a Dietetic Internship Position and Computer Matching Applicant Responsibilities, and view the Video for Dietetic Internship Centralized Application System.
  • If you have any questions or concerns about your DICAS submission of information, please email DICAS Customer Support or call 617-612-2855.