Dietetic Internship (Florida)
Mayo School of Health Sciences offers an eight-month Dietetic Internship at Mayo Clinic's campus in Jacksonville, Florida, that provides comprehensive knowledge and skills to enable practitioners to deliver complete nutrition services.
The mission of the Dietetic Internship at Mayo Clinic's campus in Florida is to prepare entry-level registered dietitians who can inspire hope and contribute to the health and well-being of all people by providing the best care in a variety of settings.
The program has a clinical emphasis and includes:
- 18 weeks of clinical experiences
- 7 weeks of food service experiences
- 5 weeks of community experiences
- 1 week of management experiences
- 1 week of elective
- 1 week of vacation
- 1 week of research
Classes begin in January and July each year, with a maximum of three interns in each class. The classes are computer matched in November and April for the January and July classes, respectively.
Goal 1: Recruit students who have the academic and personal qualities necessary for success in the field of dietetics:
- Over a five-year period, 80 percent of graduates pass the RD exam on the first attempt.
- 90 percent of graduates will score overall satisfactory scores on competencies utilized in their dietetic practice at one year and three years post-graduation.
- Over a five-year period, 90 percent of interns will complete the program within nine months.
Goal 2: Prepare quality, entry-level registered dietitians who are able to practice in a variety of settings:
- 90 percent of graduates will score overall satisfactory scores on competencies exhibited during employment on one-year post-graduate surveys.
- 85 percent of graduates seeking employment in dietetics will be employed within three months of completing the Dietetic Internship.
- Interns will be supervised in a minimum of eight sites.
Gainful employment disclosure report
The Department of Education requires disclosure of student debt and employment information to assist students in making informed decisions prior to enrolling in this education program.
The Dietetic Internship at Mayo Clinic's campus in Florida is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Education in Nutrition and Dietetics (ACEND) of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics.
See accreditation information for Mayo Clinic College of Medicine.
Mayo Clinic's campus in Jacksonville, Florida, is a comprehensive medical facility providing advanced programs in education and research that support the highest quality patient care. Campus activity is conducted in the Mayo Clinic Hospital and the interconnected Davis, Mayo and Cannaday buildings.
The ambulatory facilities provide clinical services ranging from primary to specialty care and advanced procedures. Mayo Clinic Hospital provides comprehensive inpatient services, including surgical and medical intensive care units, specialized solid-organ transplant units, and advanced cardiac and neurosurgery facilities.
Graduation and certification
Upon successful completion of 1,320 supervised practice hours, you receive a certificate of completion from Mayo School of Health Sciences and a verification statement that allows you to take the professional registration exam administered by the Commission on Dietetic Registration (CDR).
Since 2011, 100 percent of Jacksonville's graduates have passed the national examination administered by the Commission on Dietetic Registration (CDR) on the first attempt.
Graduates should contact their state dietetic affiliate for information regarding licensure for that state.
For the majority of the internship, your hours are Monday through Friday, with occasional weekends. Hours vary by rotation.
Each year, Mayo School of Health Sciences admits six students to its Dietetic Internship at Mayo Clinic's campus in Florida. This ensures you receive one-on-one instruction and a comprehensive educational experience.