California State University Northridge (CSUN) Dietetic Internship (DI) program is using the on-line centralized internship application, DICAS, which may be accessed at https://portal.dicas.org , e-mail <mailto:DICASinfo@DICAS.org>. The on-line application must be completed for our program by 11:59 p.m. Central Time on February 15. The fee to use DICAS is $40 for the first application submitted and $20 for each additional application. In addition CSUN Will participate in the D&D Digital Computer matching.
When completing the application form, applicants must include the name and contact information (specifically an e-mail address) for each reference. This will trigger an e-mail message requesting completion of a reference form. The form will be completed on-line. Students submitting more than one application will need to use the same individuals as references for each application.
Applicants who apply to internships using DICAS will be asked to complete a personal statement. Questions to be addressed in the personal statement include:
- Why do you want to enter the dietetics profession?
- Discuss experiences that have helped to prepare you for your career.
- What are your short-term and long-term goals?
- What are your strengths and weaknesses or areas needing improvement?
- 1000 Word limit
- Please indicate in the letter which concentration you would like to be considered for: Nutritional Therapy, Community or both.
Official transcripts from all colleges and universities attended should be sent postmarked by the February 15 deadline to
DICAS- Transcript Dept
PO Box 9118
Watertown, MA 02472
— Applicants must also register online for computer matching at www.dnddigital.com<http://www.dnddigital.com> and select dietetic internship priority choices by 11:59 p.m. Central Time on February 15. There is a $50.00 computer matching fee.
Other Forms Needed
CSUN DI will require each student to sign and submit a Release form (Authorization for packet review) Form which is available on our website. We have many individuals reading your packets and it is necessary for you to sign and allow us to circulate your packet to the committee members.
Applicants that completed their degree more than five years ago are required to complete and submit a Recency of Education Form.
Supplemental Application Material Submitted to CSUN
Please use the checklist below for material submitted to CSUN DI. Materials must be submitted by February 15 and include the following:
- $75 application processing fee made out to CSUN.
- Authorization for packet review
- DI PROFESSIONAL PROGRAM CONTRACT
- Proof of Letter of Acceptance to CSUN Graduate program (or a letter indicating that you have applied to the CSUN FCS graduate program.)
- Recency of Education Form, (if applicable)
Supplemental Application Materials should be sent to:
Dr. Annette Besnilian, EdD, MPH, RDN, CLE, FAND
Director, Dietetic Internship
California State University, Northridge
Department of Family and Consumer Sciences
18111 Nordhoff Street
Northridge, CA 91330-8308
In addition to applying to the CSUN - DI Program / Graduate Program, each student must apply to CSUN MS Program Graduate Program.
Applicants interested in applying to the DI must file a separate application for graduate school at California State University, Northridge (CSUN). This can be done on-line through the university website: www.csun.edu. When applying to the graduate school, use the code for the FCS program (13011) and / or to the MS Program in FCS Nutrition and Dietetics option. Requirements for the DI program admission include an undergraduate grade point average of 3.0. If the applicant does not have an undergraduate grade point average of 3.0 or higher, he/she must take the GRE and provide a copy of the GRE score sheet in the envelope with your DI application. If you need to take the GRE, allow several months so that you can obtain and then submit your GRE scores in the packet with the DI application. To evaluate your GRE score, check the percentile. The applicant must score at the 50 percentile or higher on two of the three areas.