Internship Sites

6432The MS in Nutrition Sciences, Clinical Track - Dietetic Internship provides relevant theoretical frameworks that are critical to your ability to provide excellent service upon graduation. Clinical education reinforces these concepts. We are proud to offer you numerous hands-on opportunities to apply your knowledge in clinical, community and industrial settings.

Internship Sites

The UAB Dietetic Internship works with over 60 sites and 135 preceptors, many of which are graduates of the program. Internship sites are available in Birmingham, Huntsville, Montgomery and Mobile. With a program concentration of Medical Nutrition Therapy, the UAB Dietetic Internship offers extensive supervised practice experience in a variety of clinical settings. Listed below are the areas of practice that an intern may work in while enrolled in the program.

Clinical Nutrition: Inpatient and outpatient services may include weight management, diabetes, nephrology, cardiology, gastroenterology, rehabilitation and long term care, HIV, trauma, burns, surgery, oncology, cystic fibrosis, eating disorders and sports nutrition.

Community Nutrition: Public health, community and corporate wellness, telehealth, community outreach organizations

Foodservice Management: Hospitals, universities/colleges, school nutrition programs

Research (only Birmingham): Clinical and community research

Within the different practice areas, interns may work with various population groups including infants, children, adolescents, adults, pregnant/lactating women and older adults. The Dietetic Internship concludes with interns completing a 5-week staff practice rotation in an area of their choosing.

Conferences/Meetings

Interns attend several conferences each year. The Pediatric Conference is a one-week intensive course sponsored by The UAB Department of Pediatrics. Interns also attend the Alabama Dietetic Association Annual Meeting. In addition, interns attend district dietetic meetings on a regular basis, and may attend other state or locally sponsored conferences such as the State WIC Conference, State or Regional Public Health conferences, or clinical updates sponsored by District Dietetic Associations.

For more information about program requirements and scheduling, review the UAB DI Policy and Procedure Manual 2017-2018 (PDF).