UC San Diego Health Dietetic Internship

UC San Diego Health offers a 43-week dietetic internship with a Medical Nutrition Therapy concentration in a progressive academic medical center environment. As San Diego’s only academic medical center, UC San Diego Health is the region’s premier destination for those requiring complex multidisciplinary care. It includes hospitals and specialty care centers at two campuses (in La Jolla and Hillcrest) and outpatient clinics across San Diego County. For more information on each location, visit our locations page.

Under the supervision of Registered Dietitians, dietetic interns will rotate through experiences in clinical nutrition, food service management, ambulatory/community nutrition and research. Upon satisfactory completion of the internship, dietetic interns are eligible for active membership in the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics and to take the Registration Examination for Dietitians.

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Congratulations to our 2019-2020 Class of Dietetic Interns:

  • Zaineb Ali Hussain, California State University Northridge
  • Megan Connolly, San Diego State University 
  • Hannah Gates, California State University, Chico
  • Sophia Giovanetti, University of Vermont
  • Matthew Jaime, California State University, Fresno
  • Jasmine Hormati, Lehman College CUNY, Teachers College, Columbia University
  • Kathleen Laxson, California State University, Sacramento
  • Tracy Pompeo, San Diego State University
  • Heeral Shivnani, University of California, Berkeley
  • Kathryn Ward,  San Diego State University

How to Apply

The UC San Diego Health Dietetic Internship uses the online centralized internship application, DICAS, and can be viewed in the Application Procedure section.

For further information email Internship Director, Betty Garrity MPH, RD at

UC San Diego Health Dietetic Internship Open House

Date: Wednesday November 13th 2019
Time: 5:00 - 6:00 p.m.
Location: UC San Diego Medical Center in Hillcrest
Conference room: Inpatient Tower, Third Floor: 3-310 (Classroom)
200 W. Arbor Drive
San Diego, CA 92103
Parking Information

Please RSVP to Betty Garrity MPH, RD Internship Director at:  

For those unable to attend in person, we will have Zoom conference capability via dial in or web login. Further instructions on how to access Zoom conference, please email Betty Garrity MPH, RDN at with your name, email and school attending. An Outlook invitation with the Zoom link will be sent to your email address.

If unable to join the Open House in person, please contact Betty Garrity MPH, RDN at:

If you plan on attending in person, please RSVP with Betty Garrity at:


The UC San Diego Health Dietetic Internship is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Education in Nutrition and Dietetics
Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics,
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