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Application Process

Eastern Illinois University Graduate Dietetic Internship participates in the Dietetic Internship Centralized Application System, DICAS, for the Computer Matching Process. This program uses an on-line centralized Internship application, which is accessable at:; email:  

The on-line application must be completed and submitted by the DICAS deadlines. The fee to use DICAS is $40 for the first application submitted and $20 for each additional application.

Additional non-refundable application fees include $35 for the Dietetic Internship. The application fee must be mailed at the same time that you submit your application through DICAS. Please mail the application fee to Dr. Karla Kennedy-Hagan, Eastern Illinois University, 600 Lincoln Ave, 1034 Klehm Hall, Charleston, IL 61920. The application fee for admission into the Graduate School is $30 and must be mailed to Graduate School, Eastern Illinois University, 600 Lincoln Ave, Charleston, IL 61920.

Applicants who apply to internships using DICAS will be asked to complete a personal statement in 1,000 words or less. Please address the following questions in your personal statement:

  • Why do you want to enter the dietetics profession?
  • What are some experiences that have helped to prepare you for your career?
  • What are your short-term and long-term goals?
  • What are your strengths, weaknesses, ans areas needing improvement?

Official transcripts from all colleges and universities attended should be sent to:
DICAS - Transcript Dept.
PO Box 9118
Watertown, MA 02472

The official GRE report certifying score result is required and should be mailed to Dr. Kennedy-Hagan, 600 Lincoln Ave, 1034 Klehm Hall, Charleston, IL 61920

When completing the application form, applicants must include the name and contact information (specifically an e-mail address) for each reference.  This will trigger an e-mail message requesting completion of a reference form. The form will be completed on-line. Students submitting more than one application will need to use the same individuals as references for each application.

Applicants must also register online at for computer matching and select dietetic internship priority choices by 11:59

Graduate Assistantships

If you are interested, applications for Graduate Assistantships are due to Dr. Kennedy-Hagan on February 15 and are available for the following academic year (August - May). Complete graduate assistantship applications include the following components:

_____ Completed online Graduate Assistant application form from the Graduate School
_____ Official transcripts for all Universities/Colleges attended
_____ Current resume
_____ Personal statement of goals, including which graduate assistantship you are intersted in and why (description of nutrition-related assistantships)
_____ Two letters of reference

Dates for Computer Matching Process

The deadline and appointment dates for computer matching with the Dietetic Internships have been established by D&D Digital.

Students must accept or reject the computer match within 24 hours of Notification Day. Students must notify the Dietetic Internship Program Director if they accept or reject the computer match by 5:00 pm on Appointment day of the program’s time zone.

D&D Digital
304 Main Street, Suite 301
Ames, IA 50010
Phone: (515) 292-0490 
Fax: (515) 663-9427



























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