Dietetic Internship Program

Application Information


The program uses the on-line centralized internship application system, DICAS (  There is a fee to use the DICAS platform.  Applicants are charged $50 for the first designation and $25 for each additional program designation.  The DICAS application for our program will be available beginning December for the Spring 2024 Match. The on-line application must be completed for our program by 11:59 p.m. Central Time on Feb. 15, 2024

When completing the application form, applicants must include the name and contact information (specifically an email address) for each reference. This will trigger an email message requesting completion of a reference form. The form will be completed online.

Applicants who apply to internships using DICAS will be asked to complete a personal statement. Questions to be addressed in the personal statement for Cal Poly's internship include:

  • Why do you want to enter the dietetics profession?
  • Why did you choose this internship?
  • What experiences have helped to prepare you for this program?
  • What are your short-term and long-term goals?
  • What are your strengths and weaknesses, or areas needing improvement?

Please limit your personal statement to 1,000 words.

Official transcripts from all colleges and universities attended should be sent directly to DICAS. 


All applicants to Dietetic Internships (DI) must participate in computer matching through D & D Digital Systems ( There is a $55 charge for computer matching.

For more information, you can contact D & D:

D & D Digital Systems
Suite 301
304 Main St. 
Ames, IA 50010


Cal Poly Pomona Application Requirements:

Provide only  three letters of recommendation.
* one must be from an RD/RDN
* one must be from a professor

Recommendations should be current, preferably submitted to DICAS within 6 months of application.


If you have completed your degree more than five years previously, include the  Recency of Education Form, also available on this website.


Please use the checklist below for material submitted to Cal Poly Pomona Dietetic Internship. Material must be submitted by February 15, 2024, and include the following:

***Please Note:  If your DICAS ID is less than 11 digits, please add 0 at the begining of your number to make it 11 digits for our system***
  • Recency of Education Form, if applicable.
    If the Recency of Education form is needed, please submit to Rachel S. Flores, MS, RD at by February 15, 2024