Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)
How many interns do you accept?
For 2017-2018 we have 80 internship positions available.
What do you look for in the ideal candidate?
Applicants must have completed an accredited undergraduate nutrition program (Bachelor’s) or a post-undergrad Didactic Program in Dietetics (DPD). We are looking for well-rounded candidates with good communication skills, leadership qualities and initiative. Preference will be given to those applicants who have rotation sites identified and secured.
What is the application process?
Applicants for the M.S.-Dietetic Internship must apply through the DICAS system through Wellness Workdays. Each applicant is required to submit a completed application, three letters of reference, official transcripts, essay(s), a resume, and a supplemental application. Standardized tests scores are optional. If you are offered the Dietetic Internship through Wellness Workdays, many of the application requirements for the health sciences Master of Science degree at Merrimack College will be waived. An official transcript will be required.
If I am not accepted into the Dietetic Internship, could I still be admitted into a master’s program at Merrimack College?
Applicants not selected for a dietetic internship are still eligible for admittance into one of Merrimack’s Master of Science degree programs, and may still be reviewed for a merit scholarship. A separate application is not required.
What is the timeline for the program?
Those selected for a dietetic internship and graduate study in the dual program begin their internship in summer 2017 and their graduate coursework in fall 2017. To earn the master’s degree in one year, students must complete eight required courses (32 credits) within one calendar year.
Is housing available?
Merrimack College can assist students with finding off-campus housing and help match roommates. Several excellent housing options are located near the Merrimack campus in North Andover, Mass.