Dietetic Internship Application Checklist

Virtual interviews for the 2023-2024 internship class will take place on campus on Friday, March 10, 2023 (9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.) Interviews are by invitation only.

Internship applications are accepted by DICAS between December and mid-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, Dietetic Internship Director is happy to meet individually with prospective applicants to review the application process: 803/323-4521 or 803/323-2101.

The completed application materials for Winthrop University's dietetic internship must include:



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. Winthrop DPD students must contact Dr. Wanda Koszewski for their intent to complete or Verification Statement at

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 must have earned an overall GPA grade point ratio greater than or equal to 3.0 on a 4.0 scale, and must have an overall GPA of at least 3.2 in all DPD coursework. 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 transcript 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 cognizant of the applicant's knowledge, abilities, leadership attributes, and work ethic.

Personal Statement

A personal statement detailing your preparedness to be an outstanding intern in this program.

GRE scores

A copy of Graduate Record Examination (GRE) results. There is no minimum score requirement.

Virtual Interview by Invitation

An virtual interview with the Winthrop University selection committee by invitation. Applicants will be notified by e-mail on or before February 28.  Those not notified by this date unfortunately did not qualify for an interview

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," the program director will begin to schedule rotations and you will receive additional information in early June as to your geographic placement.

Winthrop University's Graduate School- Certificate Dietetic Internship

Once applicants are matched to Winthrop University, they will be contacted and instructed to apply for admission to Winthrop's Dietetic Internship Certificate Program through the Graduate School Application process. Requirements include submission of the online WU Graduate School application, official GRE scores, and official transcripts from all schools attended sent directly to Winthrop from the issuing institutions. There is an initial application fee to the WU Graduate School but not for Winthrop's Internship program. This documentation is separate from that submitted to DICAS for the internship program. Apply for the fall semester in which the internship begins unless you plan to take classes during the spring semester. 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.

*Note: Interns who successfully match with Winthrop's program will pay tuition and lab fees for fall and spring semesters, a seminar fee, and will need to submit additional documentation including a complete record of immunizations and required titers, a 2-step PPD/TB test, required drug testing, and a criminal background check; some facilities require additional procedures such as additional drug screening, supplemental immunizations, and/or supplemental background checks.