The program is 15 months and begins in February with a pre-internship orientation for 3 days. Scheduled supervised
practice begins in March and the program ends in May 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 1224 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 14 weeks
Food Service Administration 20 weeks
Community 18 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 select for San Diego
Due to the limited site for rotations, interns may be required to travel to rotation sites up to 60 miles away.
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.