Structure

Applications for the Fall 2025 Internship will open on August 5, 2024, and the application deadline for November decisions will be October 15, 2024, and March decisions will be February 15, 2024. All Compass/Morrison Employees and Priority Partner students are encouraged to utilize the November decision timeline for early decisions and admittance to our internship. (Students enrolled in MSDI programs with Auburn, Nicholls, Stony Brook, University of Arizona, and University of Tennessee Martin will automatically become eligible to participate in the MHC DI program).

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 Sprin 2024.

A minimum of 1000 hours of supervised practice is required to complete the internship.  

Number of students in the program: 96

Type of program: Distance education internship program with all sites, preceptors and rotations prearranged by the internship
This program includes the structure and guidance for supervised practice completion and online supplemental didactic training by means of and training modules and webinars.

We are a unique distance program in that we provide all of the rotation sites for our interns. Interns are required to complete their supervised clinical practice and food management rotations in a Compass/Morrison managed facilities. 

For designated cities that host the internship’s practicum rotations, go to Rotation sites tab. The intern will be assigned to one city/location and complete all rotations in that location.

The work week is 40 hours per week, Monday – Friday.  Interns in graduate school are 32 hours per week, Monday - Thursday.

Online Training, E-based Scenario Learning, and Classes:
To help prepare the intern for his or her upcoming supervised practice experience, online modules and/or e-based scenario learning experiences are provided as pre-work prior to each rotation. Online quizzes are provided throughout the clinical rotations. At the end of the clinical and food management rotations, interns complete a comprehensive examination. 

Interns will participate in scheduled online classes throughout the program.  These sessions will be coordinated by the internship director and include live presentations on relevant topics from experienced speakers, and presentations provided by interns.

Student Status
Dietetic interns are considered Morrison students.  As Morrison students, they are entitled access to the company’s intranet sites that enhance their learning as an intern.

Rotations 
Dietetic interns must participate in the internship orientation prior to beginning the internship. Rotations for the internship include foodservice management, clinical nutrition, community wellness, and specialty rotation.  The internship provides all required sites for the intern in their designated location/cities.  Rotation sites may be within an 80-mile radius of the designated location/city.