Program Description

The San Diego WIC Dietetic Internship is an accredited post baccalaureate supervised professional practice. Graduates are qualified to sit for the registration exam to become a registered dietitian. The internship emphasizes community nutrition, however, excellent training is also provided in food service management and medical nutrition therapy to ensure that internship graduates are competent in all areas of dietetics.

The San Diego WIC Dietetic Internship is a partnership of five WIC programs in San Diego County, Riverside, San Bernardino and Imperial Counties, Northern California WIC programs and the California Department of Public Health WIC Programs.

Annual enrollment is a maximum of eight interns. Interns will remain employed with their current California WIC agency while they complete their supervised practice hours and other internship requirements in their region.

Graduation Requirements:

  • Complete at least 1260 hours of supervised practice.
  • Successful completion of all rotations as determined by preceptors and internship director’s evaluation of intern’s performance.
  • Participate in and complete eRD2Be Study Program.
  • Completion of required Core Competencies for Dietitians and Competencies for Community Nutrition Management Concentration as outlined in the curriculum.