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Program Information

The University Hospitals Cleveland Medical Center Dietetic Internship Program will provide a 45-week supervised practice experience with an emphasis on clinical nutrition. The program has an annual enrollment of five (5) full-time interns.

Please note: The program accepts only full-time students.

Rotation Schedule

Dietetic interns are scheduled for supervised practice experience Tuesdays through Fridays with the exception of orientation and staff relief which are both scheduled Monday through Friday.

Pathways Available

Dietetic Internship with Graduate Degree (for those without a graduate degree)

Complete dietetic internship program while pursuing a graduate degree at one of the following primary affiliates of University Hospitals:

Case Western Reserve University (CWRU)

  • Graduate degree offered:
    • Masters of Science in Nutrition (MS)

Northeast Ohio Medical University (NEOMED)

  • Graduate degree/s offered (curricula in development):
    • Masters of Science in Basic and Translational Biomedicine (MS)
    • Masters of Medical Ethics and Humanities (MEH)
    • Masters of Public Health (MPH)

**Doctoral degree option offered for those with completed graduate degree (curriculum in development) and who wish to obtain further study while in the dietetic internship program:

  • Doctorate of Basic and Translational Biomedicine (PhD)

**Those with a graduate degree in progress from another academic institution will be considered for admission and during the application process will be required to submit graduate degree transcript with letter from registrar overviewing remaining requirements for degree completion.

Dietetic Internship Only Pathway (for those with a graduate degree completed)

Complete dietetic internship program requirements (no graduate coursework required).


UH dietetic interns will receive a stipend of $13,000 (before taxes) over the course of the supervised practice experience. The stipend is processed through the hospital’s payroll system and a portion of it is received every two weeks via direct deposit. In addition to the stipend, each student receives a $1,000 meal stipend to be used throughout the supervised practice experience.

Application for Employment Process

All UH Cleveland Medical Center dietetic interns will complete an application of employment for UH Cleveland Medical Center. Dietetic interns are required to follow the hospital’s policies and procedures for employment. Dietetic interns are hired into the system as temporary full-time employees. A representative from Human Resources will:

  • Contact the intern/student to set up an appointment with Corporate Health for a physical, including TB shots and urine sample
  • Contact the intern to set up an appointment for fingerprinting (a background check is completed for all employees)
  • Conduct reference checks
  • Send the intern/student a formal letter both confirming their position and providing information on the hospital’s orientation

Time Off and Holidays

The program allows five personal days in addition to six holidays. There are opportunities for conference days throughout the program, including days off provided to attend the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics Food & Nutrition Conference & Expo (include hyperlink: eatrightfnce.org).