The program is 13 months and begins in March with a pre-internship orientation.
Scheduled supervised practice begins in April and the program ends in April of the following year.
The average time spent per week in supervised practice is approximately 22-24 hours and WIC employee interns continue to work part-time at WIC.
A minimum of 1089 hours of supervised practice will be completed and approximately 150 hours of didactic work will be scheduled. Additional time is required to complete homework, projects, reports, and attend professional meetings.
Rotation sites generally schedule supervised practice during the regular work week, but may require that the intern be available early mornings, evenings, holidays and weekends. The average hours scheduled per day are 8-9.
- Clinical/MNT 16 weeks
- Food Service Administration 18 weeks
- Community 14 weeks
San Diego interns are scheduled in supervised practice sites throughout the San Diego County area. The Community Concentration includes the intern’s WIC agency employer or another WIC program, San Diego County Health and Human Services, outpatient clinics and other community-based food and nutrition programs.
Northern California: The internship director will work with the intern and their WIC employer agency to develop supervised practice rotations in their local community with the same type of facilities selected for San Diego interns.
Due to the limited number of sites for rotations, interns may be required to travel within a 200 mile radius to rotations.
REQUIREMENTS FOR SELECTED APPLICANTS PRIOR TO THE START OF THE INTERNSHIP
All required documentation including background check, drug screening, medical exam and immunizations must be
completed 6 weeks prior to the start of the internship in March. The TB test is required to meet hospital
requirements and a second test may be needed. The intern must provide proof of liability, health and automobile
insurance and a valid driver’s license on the first day of orientation.
Additional information can be found in the Intern Handbook.