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The  Hunter College Nutrition internship program (IP) is a supervised practice program that enables graduates to establish eligibility to write the registration examination for dietitians and to apply for active membership in  The Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics. The IP provides a minimum of 1200 hours of supervised practice experience to meet the competencies for entry-level dietitians and the standards of education set forth by Accreditation Council for Education in Nutrition and Dietetics (ACEND),

Accreditation

Hunter's Internship Program within the School of Urban Public Health is accredited by the  Accreditation Council for Education in Nutrition and Dietetics, the accreditation body of The Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics, 216 W. Jackson Blvd., Chicago, IL 60606-6995, 312/899-4876.

INTERNSHIP PROGRAM MISSION STATEMENT

The mission of the  Internship  Program is to provide  interns with a rigorous, high quality educational and supervised practice experience, which will prepare them as competent and effective dietetic practitioners with a focus in urban public health and community nutrition. The Internship Program provides interdisciplinary practicum and didactic experiences that will prepare dietetic interns to attain entry-level competencies in nutrition therapy, food service systems management, community nutrition, and public health nutrition. Dietetic interns will develop ethical values consistent with professional health care and abide by codes of practice while practicing within diverse multi-ethnic urban communities.

We value:
Diversity, Life-long Learning, an interdisciplinary approach to healthcare and socially and ecologically sustainable food systems.

The Goals of the  Internship Program:

1.  Prepare interns to be competent entry-level dietitians, with a specialty in community and public health nutrition.

2.  Prepared to actively address the changing health needs of society, and to address the unique needs of metropolitan areas such as New York City.

Goal Data Assessed Outcome Measures
1.  The program will prepare interns to be competent entry-level dietitians, with a specialty in community and public health nutrition. % of enrolled interns completing the program & receiving a verification statement The IP will maintain a 95% or higher completion rate.
Alumni surveys A minimum of 80% of graduates will find employment in the field within 6 months of graduation.
Alumni surveys A minimum of 80% of program graduates will indicate that they are satisfied that the dietetic internship prepared them for employment.
Employer surveys 90% of employers will indicate that program graduates are well prepared for positions in entry-level dietetics.
5-year average 1st time pass rate A minimum of 80% of first-time test-takers will pass the RD exam.



2.  Program graduates will be prepared to actively address the changing health needs of society, and to address the unique needs of metropolitan areas such as New York City. Alumni surveys A minimum of 80% of program graduates will indicate that they received "good" or "excellent" preparation in community / public health nutrition
Alumni surveys 50% of IP graduates will enroll in or complete the Hunter MPH program or a Master's Degree program in nutrition or public health at another institution within 3 years of graduation from the DI.
IP Exit Survey and Alumni surveys 90% of dietetic interns and graduates will become actively involved in professional organizations, such as the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics (formerly American Dietetic Association), Dietetic Practice Groups, local chapters, and/or the American Public Health Association.



 

 

ESTIMATED COSTS FOR THE INTERNSHIP PROGRAM

All tuition and fees are determined by the City University of New York (CUNY) Board of Trustees and are subject to change without notice.

Cost per semester for 6  credits (part-time)
Tuition Student Activity Fee Technology Fee Consolidated Service Fee Internship Fee* Total Annual Cost







NY State Resident $5,065.00 $13.45 $62.50 $15.00 $125.00 $5280.95
Out-of-State $9360.00 $13.45 $62.50 $15.00 $125.00 $9575.95

 

Dietetic Interns are required to enroll as a non-degree graduate students to the Hunter School of Urban Public Health (see Graduate Admission's website), and, thereby, do not qualify for financial aid. Registration & tuition is due by the deadlines posted on the Hunter's Registrar's website (aka 'One Stop' office) each registration period. Without full payment students will not be considered registered and will not be admitted to class.

Additional estimated costs for NYC

Housing: Cost are highly variable, if sharing a rental apartment with at least one roommate =>$12,000 /yr + utilities. Most landlords also expect first and last month's rent security deposit.
Books: $200 - 300
Transportation: NYC public transit Metrocard minimum of $30 per week. Students are responsible for their own transportation to and from assigned sites. Whenever possible, practice sites have been selected which are easily accessible by public transportation.
Food: variable; average is about $2,000 - 2,500/yr. During internship placement, meals are the responsibility of interns; however, some meals may be provided by rotation sites.
Insurance: Health Insurance average cost $1,400/yr (not provided by CUNY) and Liability Insurance $35/yr
Incidentals: (Entertainment, apparel, other) - Average $2,700/yr
Students are enrolled in the Dietetic Internship Program only and are registered for 6 credits per semester. Although the student is considered full-time by the Dietetic Internship Program, the student is considered part- time by Registrar for calculation of tuition. Dietetic Interns who require proof that they are enrolled in a full-time program can request a letter of full-time status from the Dietetic Internship Director.

 

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