Sanford School of Medicine Center for Disabilities

Dietetic Internship - About Us

The Dietetic Internship at the Center for Disabilities is a post baccalaureate program for individuals who have completed Didactic Program in Dietetics requirements and at least a bachelors degree. The internship provides the supervised practice experience necessary to become eligible to take the national registration examination administered by the Commission on Dietetic Registration.

The concentration area for the Dietetic Internship is adults and children with disabilities. The Dietetic Internship is a full time program which requires at least a bachelors degree. The program runs from September through June.  

Applications must be received by February 15, 2014 through DICAS as well as registration with D&D Digital..

Applications for the Dietetic Internship should be submitted electronically. Visit the Application Procedure page for more information. Please note - Federal financial aid is only available for students working towards a masters degree.

There are no graduate assistantships associated directly with the Dietetic Internship. However, depending upon federal grant funding available, students enrolled in South Dakota State University's graduate nutrition program may be eligible to apply for a graduate assistantship through the South Dakota LEND Program. The application for the South Dakota LEND Program is due by March 1, 2014 for the 2014-2015 academic year. Visit the South Dakota LEND Program page for more information.

The Dietetic Internship offered through the Center for Disabilities, Department of Pediatrics, Sanford School of Medicine at The University of South Dakota has been granted accreditation by the Accreditation Council for Education in Nutrition and Dietetics (ACEND) of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics (AND), 120 South Riverside Plaza, Chicago, Illinois 60606-6995, phone 312-899-5400. 

Contact Amy Richards, M.S., R.D., L.N., Director of Nutrition Programs, by phone at 800-658-3080 or 605-357-1439 or via e-mail at

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Emphasis Areas

The emphasis areas of the Dietetic Internship at the Center for Disabilities are nutrition for people with special needs and people in underserved populations.

2013-2014 Interns

10 Month Dietetic Interns 2013-2014 The Dietetic Interns at the Center for Disabilities who are enrolled in our 10 month program.

2013-2014 Intern

2013-2014 7 Month Dietetic Internship The Dietetic Intern at the Center for Disabilities who is enrolled in our 7 month program.