The Keene State College Dietetic Internship is an innovative program with a concentration on Community Nutrition Education and Wellness. We provide diverse dietetic training while offering the intern an individualized program and a flexible schedule.
Our program has two tracks:
- Regular (local) track (accepts 10 interns each year) - Local interns will start the program in September and complete all internship requirements in Keene, NH and/or surrounding areas.
- Distance Clinical track (accepts 6 interns each year) - Distance clinical interns will start the program in September and will complete the majority of the internship requirements right alongside the local interns. As the last rotation of the internship year, distance clinical interns will then complete their clinical rotation in their home community or geographic area of their choice. Distance clinical interns must locate and make arrangements with a clinical site prior to applying to the program. See the 'Distance Clinical' section of the website for more information.
An Innovative Program
Our dietetic internship is one of the few wellness-focused programs in the country. In addition to gaining clinical and management experiences, interns focus on providing wellness education and health promotion in the community.
KSC interns work with clients in all phases of the life cycle in a variety of community organizations. Interns gain experience planning, developing, and implementing health promotion and disease prevention programs that support community wellness. Intern rotations include elementary school programs on nutrition and physical fitness, middle school programs on health and nutrition, college nutrition classes, gardening programs with kids, cooking classes, working with senior centers, weight loss groups, health clubs, food co-ops, local farms and farmers markets, WIC, long-term care facilities, Cooperative Extension, Head Start, and many others.
An Individualized Experience
The structure of our internship program allows every intern to have a flexible, individualized experience. Interns are required to work a minimum of 20 hours each week in addition to graduate classes and homework. You may use elective hours to tailor the internship to your interests and location. There are placement sites throughout southern New Hampshire and parts of Vermont and Massachusetts, however interns are expected to live a commutable distance from Keene.
The Keene State dietetic internship will enable you to explore the many career opportunities in the nutrition and health promotion field. By combining work experience with classroom learning, the program will provide the skills and knowledge you need to excel in the nutrition profession.
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