VA Caribbean Healthcare System (San Juan) - Dietetic Internship Program
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Dietetic Internship Program


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VA Caribbean Healthcare System (San Juan)

Stipend and Benefits:

  • Stipend - $14,459.00
  • Annual Leave - 5 working days per year
  • Sick Leave - 13 working days per year
Estimated Minimum Expenses:
  • Application Fee for Internship- None
  • Travel from USA- $200.00-500.00 round trip (varies)
  • Housing- $600-800.00 per month (varies)
  • Transportation - $100-400.00 per month (varies)
  • Books- $600.00 (Inman Seminar included)
  • Uniforms - $400.00 (varies)
  • Professional meetings - $250.00 (varies)
  • Health insurance - $100.00 per month (varies)
  • Liability insurance- $100.00 (annual)
  • ADA Membership - $58.00
  • Registration Examination for Dietitians following graduation- $200.00
  • Licenses in the state of Puerto Rico - $350.00
  • Background check- free
  • Drug Testing- not required by VA
  • Medical/physical exam and immunizations- free when completed at VA
  • Lab coats- free provided from VA
Parking and Transportation: Parking at VA Caribbean Healthcare System is free. **Dietetic interns are responsible for arranging their own transportation to and from the VHCHS and to affiliated institutions. 

Health Insurance: Interns are eligible to use Employee Health for work related health problems or injuries.

Financial aid: Not available

We do not offer loans.