Dietetic Internship Application

DICAS Application

The Dietetic Internship Program uses the online centralized internship application DICAS

Applicants must create an account with DICAS. The application includes, but is not limited to, the following components:

  • DICAS application
  • Official transcripts
  • Three references (at least one from a DPD faculty member)
  • Personal statement
  • Work sample

Review the sections below for more information on the personal statement and work sample requirements specific to our program. Please read carefully, as some of our requirements differ from the general instructions in DICAS.


Personal Statement

Applicants should address the following questions in the personal statement submitted through DICAS (maximum of 1,000 words):

  • Why do you want to enter the nutrition and dietetics profession?
  • What specific experiences have helped to prepare you for a career in nutrition and dietetics?
  • What are your short-term and long-term professional goals?
  • What makes the OHSU Dietetic Internship Program an appealing fit for you and your professional interests?


Work Sample

Applicants must provide one work sample along with the DICAS application. The work sample must be uploaded to DICAS as a PDF. Applicants should choose a work sample that demonstrates his or her ability to communicate effectively and professionally via the written word and visual representation. The work sample must have been completed in an upper level course within the applicant's Didactic Program in Dietetics and meet the following criteria:

  • Be the applicant's own work, not the result of a group effort
  • Include both text and at least one graphic, such as a figure, table, picture, etc.
  • Maximum of ten pages


Supplemental Application and Application Fee

Applicants must complete a Dietetic Internship Supplemental Application form to be submitted with the application fee of $70. Checks should be made payable to the Graduate Programs in Human Nutrition. Applications will not be considered if the supplemental application and/or application fee are late. The supplemental application and application fee should be sent to the following address, and must be postmarked no later than February 15, 2015.

Graduate Programs in Human Nutrition
Mail Code: GH207
3181 SW Sam Jackson Park Rd.
Portland, OR 97239-3098  
Note: Applicants applying to both the Dietetic Internship Program and Combined MS/DI should submit only one application fee in the amount of $50.00.


Applicants to the OHSU Dietetic Internship Program must participate in computer matching through D&D Digital, and should carefully review their responsibilities related to computer matching at ACEND's applicant responsibilities  web page. When completing the DICAS application, applicants must provide a phone number and email address where they can be reached, if necessary, on Appointment Day.

On Appointment Day, matched applicants must contact the Dietetic Internship Director by phone or email to confirm acceptance of the match. The Dietetic Internship  Director, Jeri (Greenberg) Finn, MS, RD, LD, can be reached at (503) 494-0745 or . The Dietetic Internship Director will reply to phone and email messages to acknowledge the program's receipt of the acceptance.



Applicants may receive a request for a brief telephone interview with the Dietetic Internship Director; however, an applicant who is not contacted for a telephone interview should not assume that he/she has been dismissed from consideration by the program.


Title IX and Equal Opportunity

OHSU provides equal opportunities to all individuals without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, disability, age, marital status, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, military service, or any other status protected by law. It does not discriminate on any status protected by law. This policy applies to all employment, education, volunteer, and patient care related activities or in any other aspect of OHSU's operation. Such compliance efforts are coordinated by the OHSU Affirmative Action and Equal Opportunity (AAEO) Department. OHSU complies with Title IX of the Education Amendments Act of 1972 and 34 CFR Part 106 by prohibiting discrimination on the basis of sex or gender in education programs, activities, employment, and admissions 


Gainful Employment

Gainful Employment Regulation Federal regulations required disclosure of certain information for graduate certificate programs that the U.S. Department of Education defines as Gainful Employment programs.  See below for information on the U.S. Department of Labor's Standard Occupational Classification, program length, on-time completion rate, median loan debt, as well as other information.