Dietetic Internship

Cornell University, known for its excellence in research, teaching and extension, is proud to partner with The University of Rochester Medical Center (URMC) in Rochester, NY, to offer a Dietetic Internship with a research concentration. This internship provides in‐depth, intensive community, clinical, management, and research experiences. These experiences ensure our graduates are ready for evidence-based dietetics practice as registered dietitian nutritionists(RDNs), for leadership in that practice, and for translational research to inform that practice (the mission of our internship). Interns begin in August at Cornell University in Ithaca, NY and the surrounding beautiful Finger Lakes region and transition in December to the University of Rochester Medical Center (URMC), an 860 bed, tertiary and trauma care facility, in Rochester, NY. We seek strong candidates with the potential to develop into exceptionally qualified and competent entry-level RDs who engage in professional leadership and research in their evidence-based practice (the goals of our program). Our key objectives for our graduates are to pass the registration exam the first time, to conduct and apply research critically to their practice and to lead in their jobs and profession.

What Dietetic Graduates Say...

"Rich and enriching experiences link research, theory, and self-reflective learning"
"A high quality, well-rounded dietetic internship!"
"Excellent clinical experiences with great depth, breadth"
"Greater appreciation of research and why it's needed"
"In-depth community experiences!"
"Great preceptors allow independence, autonomy and self-learning opportunities to contribute"
"More personal with individual attention"

What Employers Say…

"Experience level is above expected"
"Able to work independently within weeks"
"Very patient-focused, current on nutrition research and practice"

Contact the Dietetic Internship at

Cornell Dietetic Internship
Division of Nutritional Sciences
108 Savage Hall Ithaca, NY 14853

Emily Gier, MBA, RD, CDN, FAND
Associate Professor of Practice & Dietetic Internship Director

Diana Wixson, Dietetics Program Support