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Dietetic Internship Program

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Financial Information

Memphis VAMC 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:

  • Application Fee for Internship - NONE
  • D&D Digital Computer Matching fee - $65
  • DICAS - $50
  • Internship Fee:  NONE
  • Housing - $900-$1200/month
  • Transportation to/from home/VA - Varies
  • Liability Insurance - $24/year
  • Health Insurance - Varies
  • The Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics Student Membership - $50/year
  • Student Membership Memphis Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics - $5/year
  • Books and Supplies - $200-$500/year
  • Professional Meetings (TAND and Hill Day) Annual Meeting - $200/year
  • RD Exam Review Course - $350
  • RD Exam Application Fee - $200
  • Drug Screening - $30 (if required by affiliation site)
  • University of Alabama Application fee - $65 (combined MS/DI track only)

Interns enrolled in the combined MS/Dietetic Internship Track will be responsible for the tuition costs at the University of Alabama including additional textbooks and supplies.  Text books can cost anywhere from $125-$250 per semester.  The program is a total of 30 credit hours with tuition of $440 per credit hour for the 2022-2023 academic year.  Graduate Students are eligible for financial aid at the University of Alabama.  For any additional questions please refer to the University of Alabama's website

Liability Insurance:

Liability insurance can be purchased through the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics as a student member.   Interns are required to have liability insurance to complete rotations at partnering facilities in the Memphis area.

Health Insurance:

Dietetic interns at the Memphis VA Medical Center are eligible for health insurance benefits at the VA. Interns are eligible to use employee health for work related health problems or injuries.

Parking and Transportation:

Interns are responsible for providing their own transportation to and from all rotations. Parking is provided for trainees.  Public transportation is not recommended, personal transportation is strongly encouraged.


Please see the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics Foundation website for a list of scholarships provided by the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics.  In addition to the Academy scholarships, the Tennessee Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics (TAND) and Memphis Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics (MAND) also offer scholarships for dietetic interns.  Please see their websites listed below and feel free to contact the dietetic internship director with questions about the most recent requirements and deadlines for these scholarships.