Dietetic Internship Application Checklist
2015 - 2016 Update: Interviews for qualified candidates will be scheduled on campus by appointment on March 11, 2016
Internship applications are accepted by DICAS between December – February for fall semester acceptance (for specific dates see DICAS). For a more thorough explanation of the application process, including information for international and recency of educational course requirements, visit Dietetic Internships and the Frequently Asked Questions section on this website. Mrs. Nielsen, Internship Director is happy to meet individually with prospective applicants to review the application process: (803) 323-4540 or 323-2101.
The completed application materials for Winthrop University’s dietetic internship should include:
|Gain admission to Winthrop University’s Graduate School
Meet requirements and gain admission to the Winthrop University (WU) Graduate School for the fall semester in which the internship would start. There is an initial application fee to the WU Graduate School but not for Winthrop's Internship program.
Completion of a graduate degree is not required but is strongly encouraged. Applicants who do not plan to pursue a graduate degree at Winthrop should apply for the Graduate Certificate in Dietetics. Only those interns who are degree-seeking or in the certificate program are eligible for student-based financial aid.
Application to the WU Graduate School requires submission of a set of original copies of GRE scores and transcripts separate from those submitted to DICAS for the internship program; apply to the WU Graduate School no later than December 1 of the year prior to the internship; firstname.lastname@example.org. Apply for fall semester unless you plan to take classes during the spring semester.
|Completion and submission of DICAS application by deadline
||Submission of the WU Application for the dietetic internship through DICAS between December and mid-February. See the DICAS website to register and to obtain registration fees and specific dates for portal openings for the spring match.
|DPD Verification (or intent to complete) Statement through DICAS
||Accreditation Council for Education in Nutrition and Dietetics (ACEND) Didactic Program in Dietetics (DPD) verification statement or an “intent to complete” statement obtained from the DPD Director. The DPD coursework must be completed no later than university graduation the following May. The DPD verification statement is submitted through DICAS. To identify the contact information for the DPD Director at Winthrop contact the Department office at 803-323-2101.
|Original transcripts of all colleges and universities attended via DICAS
During the regular application process transcripts are submitted through DICAS for the "spring match". Applicants should have earned an overall GPA grade point ratio > 3.0 on a 4.0 scale.
In April if the applicant is matched with Winthrop*, the student will provide an original copy of the transcript from the college or university from which the undergraduate degree was awarded. The tanscript must document completion of a B.S. or B.A. degree.
|3 References via DICAS
||References (submitted through DICAS) from three professionals or faculty or supervisors. The Department's full-time faculty do not provide references for WU applicants.Referees should be be cognizant of the applicant's knowledge, abilities and work ethic.
||A copy of Graduate Record Examination (GRE) results indicating a minimum 291 (old GRE scoring of 900) total on verbal and quantitative sections combined.
|On Campus Interview by Invitation
||An interview on campus with the Winthrop University selection committee by invitation. Applicants will be notified by early March whether they are invited for an interview later that month.
|D&D Digital Spring Matching Submission
||Submission of the D & D Digital computer matching preferences and fee by the matching deadline: see D & D for the cost and deadline date of spring match. Following the "spring match" notification by D & D, the program director will schedule rotations and notify the intern of his or her assignments by early May.
*Note: Interns who successfully match with Winthrop’s program will pay tuition and lab fess for fall and spring semesters, a seminar fee, and will need to submit additional documentation including a record of immunizations, TB screening, and a criminal background check; some facilities require additional procedures such as drug screening, supplemental immunizations, second TB screenings, and/or supplemental background checks.