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Dietetic Internship

The MetroHealth Dietetic Internship Program is a 44-week post-baccalaureate program that has been accredited by The Accreditation Council for Dietetic Education in Nutrition and Dietetics (ACEND), the accrediting agency of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics, since 1981. 

Our Dietetic Internship prides itself on offering an evidence-based curriculum to prepare interns for a variety of careers in dietetics. Our program has a clinical concentration; it also provides experiences in community nutrition, research, and food service management.


Fall Open House

Prospective interns can come meet our preceptors and learn more about our program at our open house.

  • Tuesday, December 19, from 9:30 AM to 10:30 AM
  • The MetroHealth Glick Conference Center in the new Glick Tower

Please call or email Jennifer Bier to let us know you are planning to come.

Can’t make to Cleveland? 

Join our virtual open house online on December 21 from 11 AM to noon. Email [email protected] for details.


Contact Us

Jennifer Bier, MS, RD, LD
Dietetic Internship Director
[email protected]
Phone: 216-778-5203
Fax: 216-778-8363


The MetroHealth Medical Center Dietetic Internship is accredited by the Accreditation Council of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics (ACEND) a specialized accrediting body recognized by the Council on Higher Education Accreditation (CHEA) and the United States Department of Education.

ACEND may be contacted at: 800-877-1600, ext. 5400
The Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics
120 South Riverside Plaza, Suite 2190
Chicago, IL 60606-6995
Or by email at [email protected]


Our program is designed to provide a learning experience which prepares the Interns to respond to the versatile demands of the Dietetics Profession.  The program is based on the philosophy that the development of professional competency is contingent upon mastering skills of problem-solving and decision-making through evidence-based practice and a quest for excellence. 

In addition, the program strives to give the Interns the necessary guidance and resources for future professional growth.  It is the intention of the program to train Dietetic Interns to become entry-level Registered Dietitians.  This is achieved, during our Dietetic Internship Program with a concentration in Clinical Dietetics.