How to Apply

The University of Wisconsin-Green Bay Dietetic Internship is participating in the ISPP established by the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics through the Accreditation Council for Education in Nutrition and Dietetics (ACEND). For more information, go to www.eatrightpro.org/resources/acend.

The University of Wisconsin-Green Bay has been approved to accept up to 6 ISPP interns each year. A new ISPP will start in August/September each year with the traditional internship.

Are you an ISPP Candidate?
If you can answer yes to the following 8 questions, you may be a candidate for ISPP at UWGB.

  1. Did you apply to the traditional internship program? All students wanting to be considered for an ISPP must apply to the traditional program the same year. Only students who have applied but have not matched to a program will be considered for the ISPP.
  2. Are you a University of Wisconsin Schools Student? University of Wisconsin graduates (University of Wisconsin, Stevens Point, Stout and Green Bay) who did not match but possess a DPD verification statement for a University of Wisconsin School will be highly considered for an ISPP. Please note that other accredited DP programs may be considered for the ISPP program if there are no candidates deemed appropriate from the UW schools pool. (Candidates from all schools are considered equally for the traditional program).
  3. Do you plan to complete the internship in WI? The ISPP program is designed to complete your rotations in Wisconsin.  Rotations should be within a 4 hour drive of UWGB. Some boarder locations may be considered.
  4. Are you planning to live within a reasonable driving distance to UW-Green Bay? You must plan to come to UWGB to attend a two-week orientation program in August/September of your first year (all travel, hotel and other expenses will be paid for by intern). ISPP interns must plan to come to UWGB to attend a one-week RD prep program in May of your first year (all travel, hotel and other expenses will be paid for by intern). ISPP interns should attend weekly DI classes on Fridays and leadership projects. Several classes are offered on-line.
  5. Are you interested in improving your leadership skills? The emphasis/concentration of the UW-Green Bay dietetic internship program is leadership.
  6. Do you have at least 500 hours of work or volunteer experience in MNT, foodservice and/or Community Nutrition?  Although not mandatory, experience is preferred.
  7. NOTE: WE DO NOT NORMALLY INTERVIEW CANDIDATES.
 

To Apply:

  1. Review the Dietetic Internship program materials as provided in this web site.
  2. Contact the Dietetic Internship Director, Laura Rowell, at rowelll@uwgb.edu or by telephone (920) 465-2269, for additional questions or materials needed.

The UW- Green Bay Dietetic Internship accepts student applications only through, Dietetic Internship Centralized Application System (DICAS). The online application must be completed for our program no later than deadline - TBA..

Please be advised that all components except payment will be sent electronically.

Required application components include:

  • DICAS Application Fee: the fee to use DICAS is $45 for the first application submitted and $20 for each additional internship application.
  • UW-Green Bay Dietetic Internship Application Fee: $60.00 application fee to UW-Green Bay.
 

Personal Statement

In this section you are required to fill out your personal statement. This can be customized per site that you selected to have your application sent to. This can be done by selecting add new entry.
Title this personal statement for ease of reference. Type your personal statement in the section below. Enter in your personal statement into the text box or by copying and pasting from a work processing document.  A maximum of 8000 characters or approximately 1,000 word may be entered. In your personal statement address 3 of the following items. Please clearly label what questions you will be answering in your statement.

a.     Why do you want to enter the dietetics profession?

b.     Discuss experiences that have helped to prepare you for your career,

c.     What are your short-term and long-term goals?

d.     What are your strengths and weaknesses or areas needing improvement?

e.     What other information do you consider important for the selection decision?

Recommendations: Applicants must submit 3 recommendations from faculty, academic advisors, employers, or other people who have supervised your studies or work. At least one recommendation should come from an employer who supervised your volunteer or paid work, and one from an instructor of a course you took in nutrition/dietetics. All recommendations will be submitted electronically through DICAS. Applicants must include the name and contact information (specifically an e-mail address) for each of their 3 references. This will trigger an e-mail message requesting completion of a reference form. The form will be completed online. Students submitting more than one application will need to use the same individuals as references for each application.
  • Verification Statement: an official statement of Verification of Completion of the Didactic Program in Nutrition and Dietetics (DP) with original signatures, or Declaration of Intent to complete academic requirements, also with original signatures, is required. Once you submit the online DICAS application, the DP Director will be notified and a verification or declaration of intent will be automatically processed. Applicants will receive two hard copies, while the DP Director will verify online that the applicant has received them.
  • Official transcripts from all colleges and universities attended: When applying online, applicants will be asked to download and fill out a Transcript Request Form which applicants should then send to the Registrar of each institution. The Registrar will send the official transcript directly to DICAS.
  • Digital Matching: Applicants must also register online at D&D Digital for computer matching and select dietetic internship priority choices by 6:00 p.m. Central Time on April 7, 2018 date. There is a $50.00 computer matching fee.
 

Computer Matching Applicant Responsibilities

For any questions concerning the DICAS application, please email dicasinfo@dicas.org.
 

DICAS Application Information

Below are suggestions regarding the DICAS application process.

  1. You can navigate to the DICAS system directly at https://portal.dicas.org. You will need to create a new account if you have not already set one up.
  2. When logged in, please note that there are instructions for every section at the top right hand corner of each page.
  3. In the College(s) Attended section, after you have added your schools, click the orange button to the left of your school listing to obtain a transcript form. Send a separate transcript request form to each school you have added.
  4. You can only request 3 letters of recommendation through the DICAS website. UW-Green Bay’s Dietetic Internship requires 3 letters.