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Dietetics Internship (Florida)

Program description

Mayo School of Health Sciences (MSHS) offers an eight-month Dietetics Internship at Mayo Clinic in Florida providing comprehensive knowledge and skills that enable practitioners to provide complete nutrition services.

This internship prepares dietetic interns 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.

Length of program

The program will be 8 months comprised of:

  • 21 weeks clinical
  • 8 weeks food service
  • 3 weeks community
  • 1 week management
  • 5 days vacation

Number of classes

There will be two classes beginning in January and July each year. The classes will be computer matched in November and April for the January and July spots respectively.

Number of interns

Each class will have a maximum of three interns.

Cost of program

The program cost is $9,250 - $9,000 tuition, plus a $250 activity fee.

Program emphasis

The program emphasis is clinical.

Program goals

  • Recruit students who have the academic and personal qualities necessary for success in the field of dietetics.
  • Prepare quality, entry-level registered dietitians who are able to practice in a variety of settings.

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 Dietetics Internship offered by Mayo Clinic in Florida is accredited by the:

  • Accreditation Council for Education in Nutrition and Dietetics (ACEND)
    • 120 South Riverside Plaza, Suite 2000
      Chicago, IL 60606-6995
    • Phone: 800-877-1600 (toll-free)

Mayo Foundation is also accredited by the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools Higher Learning Commission.

  • Higher Learning Commission
    • 30 N. LaSalle Street, Suite 2400
      Chicago, IL 60602-2504
    • Phone: 800-621-7440 (toll-free) or 312-263-0456
    • Fax: 312-263-7462


Mayo Clinic in Jacksonville, Florida, is a comprehensive medical facility providing advanced programs in education and research, which support the highest-quality patient care. Campus activity is conducted around the Mayo Clinic hospital and 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 1320 supervised practice hours, you will receive a Certificate of Completion from College of Medicine, Mayo School of Health Sciences, and a verification statement that allows you to take the registration exam.

Graduates are eligible to take the professional registration examination administered by the Commission on Dietetic Registration. Since 2007, 90 percent of Jacksonville's graduates have passed the ADA registry exam on the first attempt.


For the majority of the internship, your learning schedule will include Monday through Friday with occasional weekends. Hours will vary with rotation.

Class size

Each year, Mayo School of Health Sciences admits six students to its Dietetics Internship Program at Mayo Clinic Florida. This ensures you will receive one-on-one instruction and a comprehensive educational experience.

  • Jan 9, 2013
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