PRIORITY NUTRITION CARE DISTANCE DIETETIC INTERNSHIP 

Watch this space to learn about our NEW and UNIQUE PLANS for OUR CLASSES which start in JANUARY 2022 (July to September match). 

IMPORTANT INFORMATION: IF YOU ENTER OUR INTERNSHIP ANYTIME BETWEEN NOW AND JUNE 2023, YOU WILL HAVE ENOUGH TIME TO COMPLETE OUR 25 WEEK PROGRAM IN TIME TO BE ALLOWED TO TAKE THE REGISTRATION EXAM WITHOUT A MASTER'S DEGREE, ASSUMING YOU MEET ALL PROGRAM REQUIREMENTS.

THERE HAS BEEN A LOT OF CONFUSING INFORMATION ABOUT THE FUTURE REQUIREMENT OF A MASTER'S DEGREE TO BE A REGISTERED DIETITIAN. THIS REQUIREMENT DOES NOT GO INTO EFFECT UNTIL JANUARY 1, 2024. IF YOU COMPLETE ALL INTERNSHIP REQUIREMENTS BY THE LAST WEEK OF 2023, YOU WILL BE ABLE TO TAKE THE EXAM WITHOUT A MASTER'S IN 2024.

Complete in 6 months /1000 hours (or less with PAL credit)  Full Time 

Any Four days/week (32 hours) on site with your Preceptor / Eight hour per week at your home office 

Rolling Rotations start approximately every 6 weeks starting January 9, 2022 

Options to delay start date to one of several dates in 2022 and/or take up to two Rotations off to pursue other Educational or full time Employment endeavors 

On Demand Virtual Orientation 

Emphasis on Business of Nutrition & Management of Food & Nutrition Services 

PAL Credit Available 

Three Payment Plans 

  • Priority Nutrition Care

    Distance Dietetic Internship

    The Distance Dietetic Internship is an accredited, one-of-a-kind program providing
    interns with the knowledge, best practices and preparedness needed for a successful
    career. Our top-ranked program centers around a small-group feel, flexibility for
    family commitments, and the benefit of saving money by staying close to home.
    Equal time is spent in Clinical, Food Service and Community Rotations.

    The Distance Dietetic Internship is a one-of-a-kind program providing interns with the knowledge needed for a successful career. Our top-ranked program centers around small-groups and you save money by staying close to home.

  • Why choose Priority Nutrition Care Distance Dietetic Internship?

    Large Program, Small Program Culture

    Small work groups consist of 6-8 interns.

    Assigned Personal RDN

    Personal program coordinator available through program completion.

  • Why choose Priority Nutrition Care Distance Dietetic Internship?

    Design Your Own Rotations

    Clinical, Community, Food Service and Elective.

    Live at Home, Save Money, Make Connections

    Distance program allows you to live at home.

Priority Nutrition Care Distance Dietetic Internship

A unique full time 6 month (or less with PAL credit) Distance Dietetic Internship Program based in the Metropolitan Boston area, during which you will make life-long friends from other parts of the country while completing your Internship, enjoy the support of your family and friends, save money on relocation, rent, food and transportation, network and make contacts for future employment right where you live. We are a large Internship (accredited for 143 Interns annually), but we maintain a small Internship culture by having our Interns working in small groups throughout Our Program.  The Clinical, Food Service and Community rotations are equally divided into 6 weeks each and the culminating Elective rotation is 7 weeks in length.

WE PARTICIPATE IN BOTH FALL AND SPRING MATCHES.

EFFECTIVE WITH OUR CLASSES STARTING IN JANUARY 2022, (FALL 2021 MATCH), WE ARE OFFERING SOME UNIQUE OPPORTUNITIES SUCH AS ROLLING SUPERVISED PRACTICE START DATES AND STOP OUT ROTATIONS FOR UP TO 12 WEEKS FOR THE PURPOSE OF PURSUING OTHER EDUCATIONAL OR FULL TIME RELATED EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITIES.

What make the Priority Nutrition Care Distance DI unique?

Save Money, Stay Close to Home, Plan for the Future

Plan your life without worrying about the implications of relocating to complete your Internship. Because we are a distance program, our interns can save money by staying close to home and avoiding the costs of relocation and make connections by networking with potential future employers in their communities, while enjoying the support of family and friends.

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Several Payment Options to Fit Your Needs

Paying for an Internship is challenging. We offer several payment options which include paying by check, credit or debit card and multiple payment plans.

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Get Credit for Prior Learning & Experience (PAL)

We participate in PAL or prior assessed learning. You may shorten your time in the Internship based on learning acquired during your qualifying educational, work or life experience.

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Master's Opportunities

Priority Nutrition Care has an informal partnership with one university's online Master's Program in Nutrition, which recognizes an Intern's Dietetic Internship experience, and is working on others. Our new flexible scheduling options will give you an opportunity to start or continue further education. Some Interns are enrolled in Master's programs which required completion of an Internship as a degree requirement.  Our Internship can fill that requiremeent. 

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Small Internship Culture, Weekly Online Meetings

While we are a large Internship, we strive to maintain our original small group culture with weekly online meetings with your RDN Program coordinator and weekly online meetings with your own small team to enhance support of our Interns.

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Making Connections

Many of our Interns complete rotations at places where they have previously worked or volunteered.

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Nontraditional Scheduling and Settings

Our new flexible scheduling which includes any 4 days (32 hours) of the week on site (with your Preceptor) and an additional 8 hours per week off site, scheduling to be determined by you, to complete Internship assigned and precepted projects which will give you an opportunity to start or continue further education or take time off to work full time. 

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7-Week Elective Rotation

Spend your seven-week elective rotation enhancing skills in your area of interest or developing new ones. Elective rotation sites are subject to the approval of the Internship.

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Business Focus

Enhance your skills with projects related to THE BUSINESS OF NUTRITION and THE MANAGEMENT OF FOOD & NUTRITION SERVICES throughout the Internship.

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Orientation

Orientation is completed prior to the start of the Internship.  It is Virtual and On Demand.  You are not required to come to Boston at any point during the Internship.

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Exam and Job Search Coaching

Intensive support from program includes registration exam and job search coaching. 

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Why Choose Our Program?

My PNCDDI Experience

Watch this video and you'll understand why the Priority Nutrition Care Distance Dietetic Internship is consistently rated in the top programs available.

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Our Interns Present

Graduates of Priority Nutrition Care Distance Dietetic Internship have a practical knowledge carried into the workplace. They can use what they've learned to create educational and training presentations benefiting employees, clients and patients.

The Culinary Kitchen

Andie Hilton is a graduate of the Priority Nutrition Care Distance Dietetic Internship Class of April 2021. Andi developed and presented this video as part of a series, "The Culinary Kitchen" for the students and parents of the Walpole Public Schools in Walpole, Massachusetts.

Packaging USDA Canned Fruit

Priority Nutrition Care Distance Dietetic Internship graduates Andi Hilton of University of Rhode Island, Isabel Milosevich Simmons University (MA), Jin Zhang and Christine Burke (URI) developed Packaging USDA Canned Fruit as part of a series of  training videos for Food Service employees. 

Sustainability Planning

Priority Nutrition Care Distance Dietetic Interns conduct feasibility studies on  Sustainability Proposals for one of their sites.  This is the presentation of recent graduate Micah Bautista (UC Davis).