Dietetic Internship

Food & Nutrition

Dietetic Internship

Internship Schedule

Clinical Assignment Schedules

The NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital Dietetic Internship is a full-time program, in which dietetic interns maintain a full day’s schedule. Dietetic interns are scheduled to be on duty for five days per week.  The demanding nature of the program regularly requires attendance during any hours of the week (as early as 5:00am and as late as 10:00pm), including Saturdays, Sundays, and holidays.  Dietetic interns will be scheduled on duty approximately eight weekend days over the duration of the program period.  To obtain the benefits of the clinical experience, the dietetic intern’s educational schedule conforms to that of the preceptor's.  All rotations are completed on-site across the seven campuses of NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital.

Monthly Classes, Lectures and/or Meetings

The first three weeks of the program are devoted to general orientation to NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital, the Department of Food and Nutrition, and the Dietetic Internship.  To supplement the educational experiences provided in clinical assignments, there is a monthly schedule of professional education and departmental meetings.  In addition to the regular schedule of meetings, dietetic interns are able to attend a variety of professional meetings, medical rounds, and conferences, which are scheduled within the Hospital and throughout New York City.


Dietetic interns are granted nine holidays, in accordance with NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital policy, during the program period.  They are:

  • Thanksgiving Day
  • Friday after Thanksgiving
  • Christmas Day
  • New Year’s Day
  • Martin Luther King Jr. Day
  • Presidents’ Day
  • Memorial Day
  • Independence Day
  • Labor Day

Dietetic interns scheduled on duty on a holiday will be granted compensatory time off.  In addition to the named holidays above, dietetic interns may request three (3) personal days. Compensatory days off and, personal days, and bonus holidays are scheduled at the discretion of the dietetic intern and with the prior approval of the Dietetic Internship Program Administrator.


Each dietetic intern receives ten (10) vacation days for the program period. They may be taken together or as individual days at the discretion of the dietetic intern and with prior approval of the Dietetic Internship Program Administrator.