Prospective Intern Resources
One of the most exciting and innovative DI programs in the US
The WWDI may be completed by interns who already have obtained a graduate degree from an accredited institution (8 months, 30-40 supervised practice hours per week) or by interns who have been accepted into a graduate program (24 months, 16 supervised practice hours per week). The WWDI has been granted Full Accreditation by the Accreditation Council for Education in Nutrition and Dietetics of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics (ACEND).
Upon application, interns will upload their acceptance letter or transcript if already enrolled in a program. Those looking to apply to one of the programs we partner with can do so in our supplemental application. All interns must show proof or acceptance, or apply to one of our partnered institutions for their application to be considered.
This is a distance program. To learn more about what a distance program is, view the webinar below from Program Director, Debra Wein.
To graduate, the intern must obtain a graduate degree, complete the minimum 1000 supervised practice hours, all didactic hours, assignments, rotation evaluations, practice exams and complete an exit interview at program completion. Interns have up to 150% of the time allotted to complete these requirements. which is a total of 12 months for the non-degree track, and 36 months for the degree-track.
The intern will receive a Verification Statement following successful completion of the dietetic internship. Their name will then be submitted to the Commission on Dietetic Registration (CDR) by the WWDI Program Director as evidence of eligibility to sit for the (RD) credentialing exam.
Go to the CDR website for more information on dietetic internships.
Thinking about applying to the WWDI? Watch Application Insider's interview with our DI Director, Debra Wein, to learn helpful tips for the application process as well as what makes the WWDI unique.
Note: This interview was completed in 2020 prior to the updated 1,000-hour minimum requirement and our acceptance of 113 interns.