Program Details

The Johns Hopkins Dietetic Internship Program is a full-time, 41-week program, with a clinical emphasis, that will start in August and conclude in May of the following year.


In addition to the scheduled rotations, classes to support learning are scheduled one day per week. Classes are conducted by clinical dietitians and managers, as well as a number of allied health professionals. Throughout the internship, several classes that include dietetic internships in the Baltimore/Washington metro area will be held covering topics like critical care, disordered eating, communications, military nutrition, research and geriatrics.


All interns will complete the following rotations, although, adjustments to the schedule, additions and deletions may occasionally occur and are at the discretion of the program.


Food Service Rotations

  • Call center and Patient Services
  • Retail and Catering
  • Production and Purchasing

Community Rotations

  • Dialysis
  • Moveable Feast
  • Program for the All-Inclusive Care for the Elderly (PACE)
  • School Nutrition

Clinical Rotations

  • Burn and Surgical Intensive Care
  • Cardiology
  • Community Clinical
  • Clinical Review
  • Diabetes
  • Long-Term/Sub-Acute Care and Rehabilitation
  • Medical Critical Care
  • Medicine
  • Mental Health
  • Neurology
  • Neonatal Intensive Care Unit/Gynecology-Obstetrics
  • Nutrition Support
  • Oncology
  • Organ Transplantation
  • Outpatient Clinics (including bariatric surgery)
  • Pediatrics
  • Research (may be available as an elective)
  • Staff Relief
  • Surgery
  • Surgical Critical Care

Management Rotations

  • Clinical Management
  • Food Service Management


(two weeks)

Vacation (Thanksgiving and Winter Holidays)

(three weeks)

Former Student Experiences

  • “I liked how the internship is organized with a strong clinical focus and smaller class size that provides one-on-one time with preceptors.”
  • “Very positive experience. Hard work, but worth every bit of it!”
  • “Rotations were comprehensive and well organized.”
  • “Great staff. Very dedicated to their jobs, areas of interest and teaching.”
  • “I feel extremely lucky to have been in this internship. I had an excellent learning experience and really do feel I have a positive edge.”
  • “Everything was explained well and we always knew what was expected of us. The internship provided us experience in every aspect of the nutrition field.”
  • “I loved this internship. I would honestly say it was one of the best experiences.”