The Nutrition and Dietetic Internship at the CUNY Graduate School of Public Health and Health Policy has a focus on Public Health Nutrition. This focus area emphasizes population health, wellbeing of communities, and prevention of disease.
Program rotations are planned to support development of expertise in this area, in addition to attaining entry level competency as a Registered Dietitian Nutritionist. Program rotations are as follows:
Clinical / MNT – 12 weeks (450 clock hours) – local facilities
Foodservice – 5 weeks (200 clock hours) – Institutional feeding programs (schools, Headstart, etc.) or Culinary Nutrition with restaurants.
Food & Nutrition Policy – 2 weeks (80 hours) – CUNY Food Policy Institute
Informatics – 1 week (40 clock hours) – CUNY GSPHHP Informatics faculty
Public Health Research – 4 weeks (160 clock hours) – CUNY GSPHHP faculty
Community / Public Health Elective – 10 weeks (370 clock hours) – various affiliated sites
Internship Orientation is usually scheduled for the week following Labor Day.
Vacation and Holidays at the CUNY GSPHHP are according to the CUNY Academic Calendar.
However, interns’ supervised practice hours are set in collaboration with the preceptor(s) at each site. Scheduled work hours set with a preceptor take precedence over the CUNY calendar.
Students will access the Blackboard learning management system for all instructional materials. Students will be issued a username and password by the Blackboard administrator. Unless stated otherwise, students are to upload assignments, review announcements, and communicate regularly via the Blackboard system.
Students are also required to have the following items and complete the following tasks:
- Use or create an email account that indicates the first and last name of the student
- High speed internet connectivity
- Computer or laptop with at least 128MB RAM – regularly updated with antivirus and anti-malware programs
- Microsoft Office and Skype installed on the computer or laptop
- A multimedia headset (microphone may be built-in to computer/laptop or on headset)
- Access to a scanner