The University of Wisconsin-Green Bay Dietetic Internship offers an Individualized Supervised Practice Pathway (ISPP). This program is a 37 week program with a concentration in leadership. Interns complete supervised practice experiences in a variety of facilities in Wisconsin. The ISPP is a full-time Dietetic Internship Program, established in 2012, provides 1200 hours of practice experiences. Interns gain experience in all areas of dietetic practice: medical nutrition therapy, food service and community nutrition. Practice facilities include regional hospitals in long-term care facilities, college cafeterias, public school food service, community hospitals, community health clinics, the UW-Cooperative Extension Agencies, city public health departments, food pantries and area schools.

Problem solving, leadership, critical thinking, public speaking, collaboration, time management, writing and interpersonal skills are highly emphasized during this internship. Projects and assignments are planned to help interns develop these skills. Plan and implement nutrition care in a variety of settings.

The program consists of 1200 hours of supervised practice scheduled by intern with six hours of didactic instruction and project management on Fridays. The program typically starts late August or early September and is completed by the end of the following May, although you can have flexibility with scheduling, but must be completed within 15 months of starting.

Successful completion of the Dietetic Internship will result in receipt of a Dietetic Internship verification statement and eligibility to take the Registered Dietitian (RD) exam administered by the Commission of Dietetic Registration (CDR). Upon obtaining the RD, former interns are directed to seek appropriate licensure/certification in the state where employed. Dietitians working in Wisconsin are eligible to become a certified dietitian (CD) upon successful completion of the RD exam.

Mission Statement

To provide educational and professional practice experiences that prepare competent entry level dietitians in an environment that fosters collaboration, leadership, life-long learning and professional enthusiasm.

Program Goals

  1. To prepare graduates who will be competent in entry-level dietitians.
  2. To provide a supply of well-trained dietetic practitioners who will meet the expanding employment need and opportunities in the Upper Midwest region and beyond.
  3. To prepare dietetic professionals who are active and involved in food and nutrition professional associations such as the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics and its affiliated state and local district associations.
  4. To prepare dietetic professionals who participate in professional development and life-long learning.
  5. To prepare practitioners who demonstrate leadership skills.

Concentration of Leadership

The leadership concentration will focus on the ability to apply specific leadership skills, effectively develop leadership capability as dietitians to promote career growth and improve ability to lead positive change in a variety of practice settings.

Competencies of Leadership:

  1. Plan and organize projects that are efficient and effective in achieving goals.
  2. Delegate work assignments that are clear and easy to understand in order to accomplish desired work.
  3. Supervise others with a clear sense of purpose, mission and focus on key results.
  4. Lead teams in a manner that creates a collaborative work environment based on trust, candor and respect.
  5. Solve problems by seeking relevant information before making decisions.
As an ISPP intern at UW-Green Bay you will develop your personal leadership style as you complete leadership training, team building skills, and project management.


Accreditation Status

The Dietetic Internship Program at the University of Wisconsin-Green Bay is currently granted accreditation by the Accreditation Council for Educators in Nutrition and Dietetics (ACEND) of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics, 120 South Riverside Plaza, Suite 2000, Chicago, IL 60606-6995, (312) 899-4876.

Number of Interns

Up to six ISPP interns are accepted annually.

RD Exam Pass Rate

UW-Green Bay interns are successful in meeting entry-level competencies and the program proudly reports a 5-year first-time pass rate of 96.7% and 100% on the RDN exam. Additional program outcomes are available upon request. The 5 year first-time pass rate for the ISPP is 75% (only 2 years of data). First year pass rate is 100% for both programs.