Internships

  • If you are a student seeking sites for your rotations or an Internship Director seeking placement for your students, please contact us and we would be more than happy to discuss the opportunities available with ACPS Nutrition.

     

     Dietetic Interns at ACPS

    Internship Expectations

    Our goal is to not only provide students with unique learning experiences, but allow them to and utilize their own creative talents to cultivate their skills as future dietitians. We currently accept didactic students, dietetic interns, and graduate students from both local programs as well as those students enrolled in distance and satellite programs.

    Rotation Experiences

    We strive to offer dietetic interns a variety of authentic experiences during their rotations with us. We gladly accept dietetic interns for food service, community, marketing, and nutrition education. 

    Placement Requirements

    In order for ACPS Nutrition to successfully complete the supervised practice with a dietetic intern, the Internship Director must provide us with the detailed information of the rotation, including anticipated timelines. Please note that we do not accept food service interns for a rotation of less than 5 weeks (or 25 school days).  Didactic students please contact us directly to discuss your needs.

    After a student/intern has been preliminarily accepted for their rotation by ACPS Nutrition, their program director must complete a Formal Request for Internship.  The student/intern will also be required to complete the onboarding process as established by Alexandria City Public Schools. Failure to complete this step will result in a possible postponement of the rotation.

    For questions concerning internship opportunities, please contact Robyn Douglas, Nutrition Coordinator at (703) 619-8048 or robyn.douglas@acps.k12.va.us.


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