Welcome to the website for the University of Maryland dietetic interns. Here you can learn about their experience training to become registered dietitian-nutritionists. This internship is rich in clinical, community, and food service experiences, while having a fun and exciting emphasis in nutrition and health informatics.

Our interns have their own Podcast Channel! Listen to the interns as they share nutrition information through their podcasts.

Learn more about the internship.

Meet the UMD Dietetic Intern Team!

See why they love helping Interns through the UMD Program.

Phyllis McShane – Internship Director

“Educating, coaching and mentoring dietetic interns is never dull; there are constant unanticipated changes, especially since COVID started.  I absolutely love watching interns grown and develop throughout the internship and later in their career. Now in my 20th class at UMD – it is very rewarding.”

Megan Lautz – Dietetic Internship Coordinator

“I love guiding interns on their own path in both traditional and non-traditional areas of dietetics. It is exciting to watch interns grow as they start to apply what they learned in school to the real world!”

Lorraine Butler – Tech Team

“I love working with our interns in general because they bring a fresh, bright perspective and are eager learners. In particular, I enjoy working with them one-on-one so that I can help bolster what they have already learned and fill in any areas where there are gaps. It is satisfying seeing our graduates making a positive difference in the world.

Kathleen Pellechia – Tech Team

“Nutrition informatics is the intersection of information, nutrition, and technology. Sharing my love for all things nutrition + technology with each class of interns brings me joy. Especially when we explore new technologies together and look at ways that dietitians are expanding their skills and career options in nutrition informatics across all practice areas.”