INTERNSHIP PROGRAM -– IP

The  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),

The  Internship is offered through the graduate Nutrition program at CUNY School of Public Health at Hunter College.

Accreditation

The  Internship Program within the CUNY School of Public Health at Hunter College Program's specialization in Nutrition and Food Science at CUNY School of Public Health at Hunter College 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 multiethnic urban communities. Interns are encouraged to obtain the Master of Public Health (MPH) degree through the CUNY School of Public Health at Hunter College. The combination of the Registered Dietitian (RD) credential and the MPH will enhance opportunities for graduates to practice in community settings.

This mission is further encapsulated in our values statement, which is:

We value:

Diversity

Life-long Learning

An interdisciplinary approach to healthcare

Socially and ecologically sustainable food systems

 

The Goals of the  Internship Program are to:

 

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

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.

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 American Dietetic Association (Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics), Dietetic Practice Groups, local chapters, and/or the American Public Health Association.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Estimated Financial 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.

See: http://orapp2.hunter.cuny.edu:7777/tuition_calculator/ [a3] 

 

Graduate Tuition and Fees (effective fall 2012)

Credits per Semester = 6 (Six)

Tuition

Student Activity Fee

Technology Fee

Consolidated Service Fee

Internship Fee*

Total Annual Cost

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

New York State Resident

 

 

 

$4,380.00

 

 

$25.70

 

 

$100.00

 

 

$15.00

 

 

$125.00

 

 

$4,645.70

 

Out-of-State

 

 

 

$8,100.00

 

$25.70

 

$100.00

 

$15.00

 

$125.00

 

$8,365.70

 

                                                                                      * Payable at DI orientation.

Also (Estimated costs for NYC)

Housing – Cost are highly variable, if sharing a rental apartment with at least one room-mate ~ $11,000 /yr + Utilities.  Most landlords also expect 1st and last month’s rent up front.

Books – In addition to basic reference books that may have been purchased during undergraduate study, $200 – 300.

Transportation – NYC Metrocard minimum of $30 per week

Food – Depends on what you usually eat; average is about $2,000 – 2,500/yr.

Insurance – Health Insurance average cost $1,400/yr AND Liability Insurance $24/yr

Incidentals - (Entertainment, apparel, other) – Average $2,700/yr

Students must pay tuition and fees in full at the time of registration.  Without full payment students will not be considered registered and will not be admitted to class. 

Meals are the responsibility of interns. However, some meals may be provided by rotation sites.

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 and are located in generally safe neighborhoods.

Dietetic Interns are required to enroll as either degree or non-degree graduate students in the CUNY School of Public Health.  Enrollment in the MPH degree program is suggested, but not mandatory.

http://www.hunter.cuny.edu/graduateadmissions 

For more details on the Internship Program, see “About the Internship Program at Hunter”.

 


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