Priority Nutrition Care Distance Dietetic Internship


January & June 2023 Classes 

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Application, Instructions & Information

READ ABOUT JEAN ANDERSON MS RD, OUR PROGRAM DIRECTOR and TEAM MEMBERS

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IMPORTANT

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 AWARDED A VERIFICATION STATEMENT. YOU WILL BE ABLE TO TAKE THE EXAM WITHOUT A MASTER'S AT ANY TIME IN THE FUTURE. YOUR INTERNSHIP VERIFICATION STATEMENT DOES NOT EXPIRE.

WHY PRIORITY NUTRITION CARE

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

  • We participate in Fall and Spring Matches.
  • We have 143 positions available each year.
  • Be on site with Preceptor 4 days/32 hours a week. Structured 8 hours weekly (Fridays) at your home office.
  • We offer start dates in September 2022  & January or June 2023.
  • We offer Competitive Tuition with Three Payment Plans - (Deposit plus 5 Monthly payments is the most popular).
  • Virtual orientation with no requirement to travel to Boston at any time.
  • We focus on Business of Nutrition including Clinical Nutrition Management, Sustainability, Business Planning, Quality, School Nutrition, Wellness and More.

  • 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.

What makes 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. Interns 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 enjoys informal partnerships with universities which offer online Master's Programs in Nutrition, which recognize our Intern's Dietetic Internship experience by offering tuition discounts and or credits for having completed our Internship Program.  

Some Interns are already enrolled in Master's programs which require completion of an Internship as a degree requirement.  Our Internship can help you fill that requirement. 

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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, camaraderie and teamwork and the development of leadership skills, which is crucial in our profession.

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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 includes 4 days (32 hours) per week on site (with your Preceptor) and an additional 8 hours per week off site, in your home office, to complete Internship assigned and precepted projects.  Virtual work beyond what is done as a class and in small groups and other work done on Fridays is not permitted as the the Internship has incorporated the allowed time on Fridays.

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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 and are not considered by the Internship until after the Intern is in the Program.  Intern progress, the nature of the proposed elective site and other factors are taken into consideration in the approval process.

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Business Focus

Our Program has a focus on Business that is valuable in all areas of our field.  Assignments and projects that are considered at or beyond entry level are completed throughout the program, such as clinical nutrition management, sustainability and business plannning.

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Orientation

Our virtual orientation is two full days completed in the week prior to the start of the Internship.  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 through presentations by an experienced exam coach, an experienced career coach and elated activities throughout the Internship. 

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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 gain practical knowledge to carry 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 RDN is a graduate of the Priority Nutrition Care Distance Dietetic Internship Class of April 2021. Andie 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 Andie Hilton of University of Rhode Island, Isabel Milosevich RDN (Simmons University), Jin Zhang and Christine Burke RDN (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).