Financing Dietetic Internships

What are the financial options for funding internships?

Financial Aid & 
Student Loans
University-based Supervised Practice
  • Dietetic interns enrolled as a student are typically eligible for financial aid (student loans). 

  • If enrolled as a student, student loan deferment is typically possible. Contact the Program Director for more information and to provide documentation of one's status as a dietetic intern. The loan agency may have documents that need to be completed to verify the intern's status in an accredited  program.

  • Federal Student Aid:  https://studentaid.ed.gov/sa/

 

Non-university Based Supervised Practice
  • Dietetic interns enrolled in non-university internships (private or corporate DIs) are typically not eligible for financial aid (student loans).

  • Student loan deferment, if allowed by the intern's lender, may be possible during the internship. Contact the Program Director for more information and to provide documentation of one's status as a dietetic intern. The loan agency may have documents that need to be completed to verify the intern's status in an accredited  program.

Scholarships

Dietetic interns may apply for outside scholarships on an individual basis.

Housing
  • In the majority of cases, dietetic interns are required to locate their own housing. Rental costs depend on location, type of unit, and whether or not you have roommates. 

  • Housing arrangements need to be made well ahead of the start of the internship. 

  • When exploring supervised practice locations, here is an excellent resource to compare cost-of-living for different areas: https://money.cnn.com/calculator/pf/cost-of-living/