The College of Saint Elizabeth's Dietetic Internship Program is a combined M.S. in Nutrition/Dietetic Internship Program that participates in the Dietetic Internship Centralized Application System (DICAS).
The program also participates in the D&D Digital computer match process for the April match date.
Applicants to the Dietetic Internship Program are therefore applying to both the Dietetic Internship Program and the M.S. in Nutrition. Applicants matched to the Combined M.S. in Nutrition/Dietetic Internship will complete additional college application requirements upon acceptance of the position in the program.
Three-Step Application Process
Step One: Dietetic Internship Centralized Application System (DICAS)
The program is using the online centralized internship application, DICAS, which may be accessed at https://portal.dicas.org; email DICASinfo@DICAS.org.
The online application must be completed for our program by 11:59 p.m. Central Time on February 15, 2017. Applicants are responsible for any fees charged by DICAS.
General DICAS information:
Application:Background information about you and your experiences.
Personal Statement:Applicants who apply to internships using DICAS will be asked to complete a personal statement in 1,000 words or less. Questions to be addressed in the personal statement include:
- Why do you want to enter the dietetics profession?
- What are some 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?
Curriculum Vita (Resume):This will be used in addition to the application to assess prior work and volunteer experiences.
Transcripts:Official Transcripts from all colleges and universities attended should be sent to:
DICAS - Transcript Dept.
PO Box 9118
Watertown, Ma 02472
Students with international degrees should contact DICAS for specific instructions.
If matched to CSE, you will be required to have a final transcript with degree noted mailed directly to the CSE Dietetic Internship Director.
References (Recommendations):When completing the application form, applicants must include the name and contact information (specifically an email address) for each reference; three are required for our program. This will trigger an email message requesting completion of a reference form. The form will be completed online. Students must choose which letters are sent to which internship sites.
Verification/Intent to Complete:Discuss this with your DPD Director. It is their responsibility to submit this information online. If matched to the program, you must supply a Verification Statement to CSE before starting the program.
Step Two: D&D Digital – Computer Match
Computer Match:Applicants must also register online for computer matching and select dietetic internship priority choices by 11:59 p.m. Central Time on February 15, 2017. Applicants are responsible for any fees for the D&D Digital. Register at www.dnddigital.com.
Match Codes:The combined CSE MS/DI program has 16 full-time positions with match code 418 for the Entrepreneurial Nutrition Practice Concentration and 20 full-time positions with match code 134 for the Community and Public Health Nutrition Concentration.
Step Three: College of Saint Elizabeth – Mail the following:
CSE-DI Checklist:Please complete this form which assists us in setting up interviews. This form and the application fee must be postmarked by February 2, 2017.
CSE-DI Application FeeA check for $50 made payable to College of Saint Elizabeth should be mailed with the checklist. The fee for re-applicants is $35.
Mail the checklist and application fee to:Elizabeth Groothius, Program Coordinator
Foods and Nutrition Program
College of Saint Elizabeth
2 Convent Road
Morristown, NJ 07960
- The deadline for postmark for the checklist and application fee is February 2, 2017.
Regardless of the strength of the application, applications cannot be considered unless all three steps are completed by the deadlines outlined! The college is not responsible for the fees charged by DICAS or D&D Digital or changes in them. It is the student's responsibility to verify DICAS and D&D Digital instructions and costs.
Please contact Kathleen Carozza, MA, RD with questions via email at firstname.lastname@example.org or by phone at (973) 290-4126.
Program Openings and Second Round Match
In the event that we do not match a full class during the D&D Digital Matching Process in April, we will offer open positions to those who have already applied to the combined MS/DI Program at the College. Open positions are offered to unmatched students in rank order based on the Selection Committee's ranking.
If open positions still exist after this process, the program will follow the second round match process and accept new applications. See D&D Digital's list of openings the Thursday after Match Day regarding openings. At that time, you may submit an application through DICAS. Telephone interviews will be arranged and a $50 application fee payable to the College of Saint Elizabeth should be send to Elizabeth Groothius, Foods and Nutrition, Henderson Hall, College of Saint Elizabeth, 2 Convent Road, Morristown, NJ 07960.
Openings may occur after these processes as a result of matched/accepted students dropping out of the program. In this event, the program faculty will give priority acceptance to qualified College of Saint Elizabeth students.