The WVU Medicine Dietetic Internship Program accepts eight internship positions and typically receives about 45-85 applications from across the county. Applicants must:

The dietetic internship program is associated with, but is not part of West Virginia University. The WVU Medicine Dietetic Internship program does not regularly give credit of prior learning toward program requirements due to the specific experiences and competencies offered at our program.

Student Selection

Dietetic internship applications are evaluated by a selection committee comprised of the program director, clinical dietitians, and current students. We follow the equal opportunity policy of WVU Medicine in its application, admission, and operational policies and procedures. Individuals applying to and/or accepted into the program will not be discriminated against on the basis of race, sexual orientation, religion, color, national origin, ancestry, age, sex, disability, or veteran status.

Students are selected based on:

  • Personal goals and expectations as identified in letter of application
  • Overall grade point average of at least 3.0 in food and nutrition courses and a 2.6 in science courses
  • Work or volunteer experience in a related field
  • Extracurricular activities and leadership positions
  • Scholastic honors
  • Letters of reference
  • Telephone interviews with the screening committee, which will be arranged by the internship director

Applicants will receive notification of their acceptance to a program by the middle of April from the D&D Digital Computer Matching Service.

Vaccination Requirements

To protect all WVU Medicine patients and employees, dietetic internship students are required to have the following vaccines before the internship begins.

• Hepatitis B vaccination: three doses or serological testing with positive antibody levels
• Measles, mumps, and rubella (MMR): two doses, positive antibody levels for this will also be acceptable
• History of varicella or Varivax: two doses or proof of chicken pox
• Tetanus/Tdap
• Tuberculosis purified protein derivative (PPD) skin text: two-step process within the last 30 days, a copy of recent chest x-ray is required for those with history of positive PPD

Updated vaccines will be provided by WVU Medicine Employee Health if not within the acceptable date range. Students are covered during the internship for on the job injury only under a hospital purchased policy (Mutual of Omaha). Payment/medical insurance for any other illness is the student’s responsibility.