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Dietetic Internship Program

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Minneapolis VA Healthcare System

Thank you for your interest in the Minneapolis VA Health Care System Dietetic Internship!

Our program:
  • Is ACEND-accredited* for 8 interns per cycle
  • Is 42 weeks, with a Medical Nutrition Therapy concentration
  • Includes an allocation of approximately $25,000 paid to each student
  • Provides approx. 1500 hours (September-June) of rotations in clinical dietetics, food service management and community nutrition as well as 14 vacation days (federal holidays and a week at Christmas or New Year's)
  • Offers 2 tracks- MPS degree/DI for Bachelor's students or Stand-Alone DI Only for Master's students.  Please see the information tab for more details.
  • Has a one-year pass rate of 100% on the RD exam.

The Minneapolis VA Health Care System Dietetic Internship Program is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Education in Nutrition and Dietetics of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics.
120 South Riverside Plaza, Suite 2190
Chicago, IL 60606-6995, (312) 899-0040 ext. 5400.

Pictured: Aerial view of the VA medical center grounds and surrounding neighborhood.

 Aerial View of Minneapolis VA Med Center

On Demand Open House Video

We are pleased to provide you with the opportunity to learn more about our Dietetic Internship Program. 

To view a recording of the open house, follow this link:
Internship Open House
View our Virtual Program video at:

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Dietetic Internship Program Director

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Jessica Long, MS, RDN