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Dietetic Internship Program

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Edward Hines Jr. VA Hospital

Financial Information

Edward Hines, Jr. VA Hospital Dietetic Internship provides a stipend to help with living expenses. For the 2023-2024 class this will be at approximately $24,000.

Estimated Dietetic Internship Program Expenses

Parking and Transportation1: Interns are responsible for providing their own transportation to and from all rotations. Edward Hines, Jr. VA Hospital parking is provided for interns. In addition, the hospital is conveniently located on a public transportation route.

Professional Liability Insurance2: Interns are responsible for purchasing their own professional liability insurance and provide proof of this insurance coverage for the duration of the dietetic internship. Professional Liability Insurance can be purchased through the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics as a student member. Interns are required to have liability insurance throughout the entire program.

Health Insurance3 – Dietetic interns at Edward Hines, Jr. VA Hospital are for the Federal Employees Health Benefits (FEHB) Program. Interns must follow all regulations per the Federal Employees Health Benefits (FEHB) Program handbook. Interns are not required to enroll in the FEHB Program.

Scholarships Interns enrolled in the Dietetic Internship are eligible for financial assistance from a variety of sources outside of the VA depending upon financial need and enrollment status. The Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics offers some scholarships for interns in internships and graduate programs.