Application Process

Dietetic Internship Program

Dietetic Internship Program at Danbury Hospital

Candidates interested in the Western Connecticut Health Network Dietetic Internship Program must meet the following requirements.

Admissions Procedures

Applicants must participate in the Spring DICAS matching process and meet the following criteria to be considered for admission to the internship program:

  • Minimum DPD GPA of 3.0 on 4.0 scale
  • Verification Statement from an approved undergraduate or certificate program in dietetics
  • Excellent reference/recommendations- one required for DPD Director
  • Applicable nutrition courses must have been completed within the past 5 years
  • GRE not required

Applicants must include the following in your personal statement on DICAS:

  • Why you are interested in the WCHN Dietetic Internship?
  • Why would you be successful in the WCHN Dietetic Internship?
  • What are your short-term and long-term goals?
  • What are your strengths and weaknesses or areas needing improvement?

Application and Selection Process

Danbury Hospital Dietetic Internship participates in the online centralized internship application, DICAS.

  • Please visit for the timelines and fees for the Spring match

D & D Digital Systems
Suite 301
304 Main Street
Ames, IA 50010
(515) 292-0490

  • Submit the Western Connecticut Health Network Supplemental Application (Microsoft Word or Adobe PDF) and the $60 application fee
    (Check payable to WCHN Dietetic Internship)
  • We typically receive around 60 applications for 6 openings

Mail to: Danbury Hospital Food and Nutrition Department
c/o Janet Hiser
24 Hospital Ave
Danbury, CT 06810

Top applicants will be interviewed in early March either in person or through Skype via the internet. The interviews are conducted by the Dietetic Internship Director and a panel of preceptors from the program, the interview will last approximately 15 minutes. The panel will ask general questions regarding your experience and skills. Western Connecticut Health Network is an equal opportunity institution with respect to both education and employment.

Western Connecticut Health Network does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religious creed, age, sex, national origin, ancestry, marital status, present or past history of mental disorder, disability, handicap or sexual orientation.

Following acceptance to the Internship Program, the student will receive:

  • A welcome letter with additional information about the program
  • A list of pre-program assignments
  • A list of requirements including medical testing and medical insurance

For More Information

If you have questions about the program or the application process, please contact the Internship Director for more information.