Former Interns

Testimonials from Previous Interns

“The UMD Dietetic Internship was an incredibly valuable experience for my growth and career as a dietitian. The breadth of rotations afforded me the opportunity to work in a wide variety of specialities, and ultimately fall in love with my current position as a renal dietitian.”

Kira 2018-2019 class

“This internship prepared me for the real world by allowing me to work on my flexibility, resourcefulness and time management. I am thankful for Phyllis’s mentorship and the impact it’s had on me as a registered dietitian in the clinical setting.”

Rachell 2019-2020 class

“This dietetic internship at UMD College Park gave me the experience necessary to find my passions within the field of nutrition. The rotations are set up to give interns a diverse set of experiences within the field, so we have the opportunity to be exposed to more areas of possible interest. And the generalist focus of the internship brings in a wide range of dietetic interns, each having their own experience and knowledge to share with the group.”

Alexis 2019-2020 class

“The UMD internship provided me with many of the skills I now use as a dietitian. I would not have gotten the job I have without the clinical and technology skills I learned from this internship.”

Moira 2019-2020 class

2020-2021 Intern Pictures and Bitmoji

COVID-19 Impact

COVID-19 has impacted our internship, as it has many others. Mid-March 2020 through Mid-June 2020 was virtual for the 2019-2020 class. We ensured all clinical rotations (adult hospital and Children’s National Medical Center) were “live.”  Our technology rotation was predominantly virtual and our community rotations were a mixture of virtual, blended and in-person.

Employment Statistics and Exam Pass Rate for 2020-2021 Dietetic Interns

RD exam Pass Rate of 83% (10/12 interns) on the first attempt.

New rotations for the 2020-2021 Class included Maryland food bank, Farm2School, and Montgomery Co Public Schools.

Class of 2019-2020

Over the years interns have come from a variety of universities throughout the United States:

  • Johnson & Wales University
  • University of Maryland
  • Johns Hopkins University
  • Pennsylvania State University
  • Rutgers University
  • University of Alabama
  • University of Massachusetts Amherst
  • University of Connecticut
  • University of Delaware
  • Florida International University
  • University of Pittsburgh
  • George Mason University
  • West Chester University
Class of 2018-2019

First job settings for internship graduates include:

  • Clinical dietitian 
  • Outpatient dietitian 
  • Private practice
  • Sports dietitian
  • Wellness coach
  • Long Term Care dietitian
  • Counseling dietitian
  • Bariatric dietitian
  • Outpatient eating disorders
  • USDA
  • Foodservice
  • SNAP-Ed
Class of 2017-2018

First Attempt Registration Pass Rate – 3-Year (2016 to 2019): 90% (27/30)

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