Applying for Internship Programs (IPs)

ACEND-accredited IPs are listed on the Academy of Nutrition & Dietetics website, ( Interns are selected by a computer matching process. Students should request or download information and applications for internships of interest. Students will need official transcripts, DPND Verification Statement (or Declaration of Intent to Complete DPND Requirements), a letter of application, and recommendations from professors/employers. DPND Verification Statements are available from the DPD Program Director. Applicants must also obtain information regarding computer matching from D&D Digital Systems at

DPND Program Director: Connie Ruiz, PhD, RDN, LD (409) 880-8668, Email:

Accreditation Council for Education in Nutrition and Dietetics
Academy of Nutrition & Dietetics
120 South Riverside Plaza, Suite 2000
Chicago, IL 60606-6995
Phone: 800/877-1600 ext. 5400