Morrison Healthcare is a major market employer in the healthcare food service and nutrition industry. As one of the nation’s leading employers of dietitians, we appreciate and recognize the need for skilled and well-trained dietitians. The internship provides the opportunity for the intern to train under dedicated professional dietetic leadership and gain practice experience in a variety of settings with current trends and requirements to be a successful professional.

Morrison Healthcare Dietetic Internship provides an innovative learning experience that is customized to the location of the intern. The goal is to educate and train our future dietitians so they are excited about establishing and maintaining a lifelong profession, seek nutrition-related employment in areas they want to establish a career, and give back to our profession competent, enthused professionals.

Our ACEND-accredited internship is structured for interns to complete the required competencies to meet exam requirements set by the Commission on Dietetic Registration.  Applicants must hold a minimum of a bachelor's degree from an U.S. regionally accredited university or college or foreign equivalent as determined by a recognized credentialing agency and a verification statement from an ACEND-approved Didactic Program in Dietetics. 


50% Tuition Reimbursement to all Morrison Interns!

Starting in 2024, students from our internship can receive 50% reimbursement of tuition fees of up to $5,250. 

To qualify, students must:

  • Complete MHC internship, a graduate degree and receive verification statement confirming program completion
  • Pass the RD exam
  • Secure employment with Compass and commit to a minimum of one-year tenure
  • Students who are Compass associates may submit reimbursement applications earlier. 

Compass Group is committed to providing a work environment for all associates that is free from discrimination and harassment based on gender, sexual orientation, race, religion, color, disability, age, pregnancy, childbirth or any related condition, national origin, veteran status, genetic information or any other unlawful factor. We believe an inclusive and welcoming work environment helps to attract and retain the best talent to better serve our clients and guests across all 50 states where we do business. To that end, we support public policies and legislation that support nondiscrimination.

For 2024, Morrison Healthcare DI will offer:

Internship Class: Aug 2024-March/April 2025

Track 1:  Aug 2024-March 2025; 40 hours/wk, Monday-Friday; Admission requirement: DPD Verification Statement with completed MS degree by July 2024.

Track 2:  Aug 2024-April 2025; 32 hours/wk, Monday-Thurs; Admission requirement: BS degree, DPD Verification statement, 18 hours completed toward master’s degree. 

Track 3: Aug 2024-April 2025; 32 hours/wk, Monday-Thurs; Accepted into University of Alabama (UA) or Texas Tech University (TTU) MS Degree, with BS degree and DPD Verification Statement; Courses with UA start May 2024 and TTU can start in Spring 2024.    

Morrison Healthcare Internship News!

Congratulations to the 2022-2023 Morrison intern who received  scholarship from the Academy of Nutrition & Dietetics Foundation: Christina Yang, Frances E Fisher Memorial Scholarship.

Congratulations to Morrison Healthcare interns who received a 2023 Compass $2500 Diversity & Inclusion Scholarship: Justin Cudnik, Kaitlyn Taylor, Vanessa Vernamonte and Janina Larsen.  

Congratulations to Sunitha Zechariah, Associate Director, for receiving the 2022 Nutrition and Dietetics Educators and Practitioners (NDEP) Outstanding Educator Award (Central Region) 

Congratulations to the 2021-2022 Morrison interns who received scholarship from the Academy of Nutrition & Dietetics Foundation: Diane D'Alesio and Theresa Wilbershield, FNCE Stipend  Award: Diana Rodriguez, CDR Diversity Scholarship; Jodie Nemeth, Jeanne P. Sanford Memorial Scholarship.

Congratulations to the 2020-2021 Morrison interns who received scholarship from the Academy of Nutrition & Dietetics Foundation: Monica Himler and Stephanie Diaz, ADAF FNCE Stipend  Award: Cristina Matus, ADAF CDR Dietetic Internship Scholarship; Kaleigh Beane, Mead Johnson Nutrition Scholarship; and Savannah Duffy for receiving the Georgia Academy of Nutrition & Dietetics Foundation Ellen Jurgen's Scholarship.

Congratulations to Karen Smith, Sr Director, for receiving the 2020 Nutrition and Dietetics Educators and Practitioners (NDEP) Outstanding Educator Award (Central Region) 


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