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UCSF Medical Center offers a 50-week dietetic internship with a Nutrition Therapy concentration in a dynamic teaching medical center environment. The internship includes experiences under the supervision of Registered Dietitians in clinical nutrition, management, and nutrition counseling and education. On satisfactory completion of the year, interns are eligible for active membership in the Academy of Nutrition & Dietetics and to take the Registration Examination for Dietitians.

Over 800 Registered Dietitians have completed our dietetic internship program since it began in 1934. Our graduates are employed as clinical and outpatient dietitians, managers in clinical nutrition and food service, and in non-traditional jobs.

The Dietetic Internship at UCSF Medical Center is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Education in Nutrition and Dietetics.



2015 will bring exciting changes at UCSF Medical Center with the projected opening of our new Mission Bay facilities:

  • UCSF Benioff Children's Hospital at Mission Bay - 183 beds:
    Urgent care/emergency department and pediatric primary and specialty outpatient care

  • UCSF Women's Specialty Hospital at Mission Bay - 36 beds:
    Cancer care, specialty surgery, a 36-bed birth center and select women's ambulatory services

  • UCSF Cancer Hospital at Mission Bay Part of the Helen Diller Family Comprehensive Cancer Center - 70 beds:
    First step to full inpatient and out patient cancer services at Mission Bay; will offer inpatient and out patient surgery for broad range of cancer specialties, utilizing sophisticated technology such as robotic surgery and intra-operative radiation therapy

  • Medical Building
    To provide outpatient services for children, women and cancer patients

Due to the scope of opening new hospital facilities, the UCSF Medical Center Dietetic Internship is in the process of modifying its rotation schedule for the 2014-15 year in order to optimize intern learning experiences.

  • 2014-2015 Internship Start Date: July 28, 2014
  • Interns will have the opportunity to complete rotations at our existing campuses at Parnassus Heights and Mount Zion, as well as the new facilities at Mission Bay.
  • We will accept 8 dietetic interns for the 2014-15 year.
  • The internship will be 50 weeks.

Application Deadline for the 2014-2015 Internship Year:

February 15, 2014

For more information about the Dietetic Internship Open House, click here

Please Contact Us:
Patricia Booth, MS, RD, FADA
Director, Dietetic Internship
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