The Johns Hopkins Dietetic Internship will consider all qualified applicants without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity and expression, age, national origin, mental or physical disability, genetic information, veteran status, or any other status protected by federal, state, or local law.
Candidates with a GPA of 3.00 or greater will be considered. Select applicants will be asked to participate in an interview as part of the selection process. Final acceptance is contingent upon successful completion of an employee health physical, drug screen and background check, as per procedure for all individuals working at Johns Hopkins Bayview. Selection of interns will be based on the following six areas:
- Conceptual ability
- Leadership ability
- Overall preparation
- Organizational skills
- Interpersonal skills
Effective January 1, 2024, the Commission on Dietetic Registration (CDR) will require a minimum of a master’s degree to be eligible to take the credentialing exam to become a registered dietitian nutritionist (RDN). In order to be approved for registration examination eligibility with a bachelor’s degree, an individual must meet all eligibility requirements and be submitted into CDR's Registration Eligibility Processing System (REPS) before 12 midnight Central Time on December 31, 2023. More information about this requirement is available on CDR's website. In addition, CDR requires that individuals complete coursework and supervised practice in program(s) accredited by the Accreditation Council for Education in Nutrition and Dietetics (ACEND). Graduates who successfully complete the ACEND-accredited DI program at Johns Hopkins Bayview Medical Center are eligible to apply to take the CDR credentialing exam to become an RDN.
Apply via DICAS and D&D Digital Match
Minimum requirements for the Johns Hopkins Dietetic Internship include:
- Completion of a Didactic Program in Dietetics (including veritifaction statement) by start date of the internship program
- Completion of a graduate degree (including official final transcript with conferral date) by the start date of the internship program
- The Johns Hopkins Dietetic Internship participates in the online Dietetics Inclusive Centralized Application Services (DICAS). See DICAS for specific application details. The online application must be completed by February 15.
- Applicants must participate in D&D computer matching to be considered for internship. Applicants must register with D&D Digital. There is a $65 computer matching fee.
- Applicants must pay a $50 Johns Hopkins Dietetic Internship application fee by February 15.
Pre-select Process for PSU BS/MPS IUG Students Only
Students currently enrolled in the Bachelors of Science/Master of Professional Studies in Nutritional Sciences (BS/MPS) accelerated master’s program (IUG) at The Pennsylvania State University (PSU), are eligible to participate in the pre-select option with the Johns Hopkins Dietetic Internship. A maximum of six interns will be accepted through this affiliation. Interested students will apply directly through the PSU pre-select process, and not through the Dietetics Inclusive Centralized Application Services (DICAS). Applications should include unofficial transcripts, resume, personal statement (see details below), and two letters of recommendation. Applications will be reviewed and qualified candidates will be contacted for an interview. The Johns Hopkins Dietetic Internship will submit applicant rankings to PSU no later than January 21. Applicants will be notified of their match results by PSU by January 28. The acceptance deadline is January 29.
Personal Statement (Required for Both Options)
In addition to the Dietetic Internship Program application, please submit a personal statement including all of the elements listed below. The personal statement should be limited to three pages. The statement will be evaluated on the basis of clarity of expression and thought, as well as inclusion of all requested elements.
- How did you become interested in nutrition and dietetics?
- Why are you interested in applying to the Johns Hopkins Dietetic Internship?
- What are your short and long term goals as a Registered Dietitian, and how will this internship prepare you to meet them?
- Identify strengths you will bring to the internship, and areas for professional development.
- Include any significant accomplishments and/or events that have affected your growth and preparation for our internship program that are not identified in any other part of your application.