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1. Can I work during the internship?

The internship is a 40+ hour per week experience. Intern should expect to allot approximately 2-4+ hours each night to be devoted to projects, homework, etc. Maintaining employment outside the internship is discouraged due to the time commitment required.

2. Will I need a car?

Due to the location of several rotations and attending state and local meetings, a vehicle is mandatory during the program.

3. What projects are the interns involved with?

WVU Medicine dietetic interns are expected to complete:

1. Clinical Case Study and hour long Presentation
2. Food Service Theme Meal Day
3. A Catering Event
4. Participate in National Nutrition Month
5. Administrative Project
Learn more about dietetic intern rotations.

4. Where do interns live?

WVU Medicine is located in Morgantown, West Virginia near the West Virginia University Campus. Due to the fact that the hospital is located near the college town, there are many apartments that are available. 
Moving to Morgantown, WV

5. What is the intern Registered Dietetic Exam first time pass rate?

Because of the program's high standards, graduates of the WVU Medicine Dietetic Internship currently are passing the Registration Exam for Dietitians at a rate of 97% (based on the last 5 years with the last 4 classes pass rate of 100%).

6. Is the WVU Medicine connected to the West Virginia University Internship?

Morgantown, West Virginia has 2 separate separate internships:

  1. WVU Medicine Inc -J.W. Ruby Memorial Hospital is a non-master's 10 month MNT emphasis internship
  2. West Virginia University-Master's internship with community emphasis. No rotations completed at WVU Medicine

Please note which program you would like to apply to as you complete DICAS, D&D Digital, and fill out supplemental paperwork.

For more information about our program, Click Here.

7. How do we select our interns?

  • Personal goals and expectations as identified in the letter of application

  • Evidence of scholastic performance--applicants should have an overall grade point average of at least 3.0 with a 3.0 in food and nutrition courses and a 2.6 in science courses. Applicants with lower GPA's (specifically in sciences) have a more difficult time in our program.

  • Work or volunteer experience-preferably in a related field

  • Extracurricular activities and leadership positions

  • Scholastic honors

  • Letters of reference

  • Telephone interviews with the screening committee, which will be arranged by the Internship Director

8. How are interns evaluated?

  • At the completion of each rotation by the preceptor

  • Evaluations of each of the above major projects with grades assigned to projects and homework

  • Mid-term and final cumulative evaluation by the program director