Intern Insights

Hear what previous interns had to say about the program

“Orientation prepared me for my rotations.”

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“Orientation was really great and helpful!”

“Orientation was a helpful time to get to know the directors/coordinators and fellow interns. At this point it was obvious how much the directors/coordinators cared and supported their interns, which was a great feeling.”

“The guest speakers we did have were so interesting!”

“I found every class to be helpful to my learning in some way.”

“I truly enjoyed all my preceptors!”

“Overall, the diversity of rotations completed provided immense exposure to the field of dietetics, of which will make me a better dietitian and gave me the opportunity to connect with so many other health professionals.”

“I am really grateful for the rotations that I had. I was very happy with where I was placed and definitely learned a lot during this internship.”

“Being able to observe and be an intern at various locations in the field allowed me to see how many different areas a dietitian can work.”

“I found my staff relief to be the most valuable learning experience as I was able to utilize all that I have learned during the internship. It allowed me to grow as an individual and feel more confident in my abilities as a future RD. It is also a great time to take advantage of learning how to better communicate as a part of the interdisciplinary team.”

“I personally had an awesome overall experience. I loved all of my rotations and the dietitians I got to work with.”

“I enjoyed my internship and worked very hard to get the most I could out of each experience.”

“I feel just as lucky now as I did when I found out I got accepted to this program. I have no regrets in my decision to complete my internship at the U of M or in my decision to be a dietitian.”

“Thanks for a great 9 months and selecting me over a year ago. I am so grateful for my time and (besides some slight suggestions) would not have changed it for the world!!!”

“The DI team was always available and approachable if I ever had any questions."

”Thank you to the DI Team for putting together such a diverse, thorough and personable internship. From day one, I felt supported by the team and feel so fortunate to have had the opportunity to work with you all.”

“I had a very positive experience in all aspects of my internship and am very appreciative of all the time everyone put in to helping us get to the next step in our careers!”

Previous Classes 

headshots of 2021 class of interns
2019-2020 intern group