Length of Program: 28 weeks full time intern; 34 weeks for interns in graduate school with completion of a minimum of 1000 hours of supervised practice. Internship starts each September.
Number of students in the program: 82
Type of program: Distance education internship program
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 managment 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.
Professional meeting attendance is part of the program.
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.
Dietetic interns must participate in the internship orientation prior to beginning of the internship. Note: For the past 2 class, orientation was been virtual. Location for orientation for the 2022-23 is being evaluated if it will be virtual or in Altanta. Rotations for the internship include foodservice management, clinical nutrition, community wellness, and long term care. 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.