Cal Poly Pomona

Application Information


The program is using the on-line centralized internship application, DICAS, which may be accessed at , e-mail DICAS will be available after December 9, 2014 for the Spring 2015 Match. The on-line application must be completed for our program by 11:59 p.m. Central Time on February 15, 2015.

·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.

Applicants who apply to internships using DICAS will be asked to complete a personal statement. Questions to be addressed in the personal statement include:
o Why do you want to enter the dietetics profession?
o Discuss experiences that have helped to prepare you for your career.
o What are your short-term and long-term goals?
o What are your strengths and weaknesses or areas needing improvement?
o 1000 Word limit

· Official transcripts from all colleges and universities attended should be sent directly to DICAS. For detailed instructions, go to


All applicants to Dietetic Internships (DI) must participate in computer matching. Applicants should request instructions and a mark/sense card to prioritize their DI. Applicants should request this material from any A.N.D.Approved Didactic Program in Dietetics or from D & D Digital Systems. This request should be made to allow turn around time for submitting by the February 15, 2015 postmark deadline. There is no charge for this material. However, there is a $50.00 charge for computer matching that is due with the applicant's prioritized ranking.

Address requests to:

D & D Digital Systems
Suite 301
304 Main Street
Ames, IA 50010


Cal Poly Application Requirements:

Provide only 3 Letters of Recommendations
1 must be from a RD/RDN
1 must be from a Professor

Please list Science Classes if possible:

Chemistry, Organic Chemistry, Biochem, Biology, Microbiology, Genetics, Anatomy/Physiology.


Since we have a large number of individuals who read your packet, it is necessary for us to require a signed release allowing the packet to be circulated. The Release Form is available from this website. Please send this form directly to Cal Poly Pomona only with your check.

If you have completed your degree more than five years previously, include the Recency of Education Form, also available on this website.



Please use the checklist below for material submitted to Cal Poly Pomona Dietetic Internship. Material must be submitted by February 15, 2014 and include the following:

$75 processing fee, made out to HNFS Department, Cal Poly Pomona.
Authorization for Packet Review.
Recency of Education Form, if applicable.

Material should be sent to:

Golandam Khayef, MS, RD
Dietetic Internship Director
Human Nutrition and Food Science Department
California State Polytechnic University, Pomona 
3801 W. Temple Avenue
Pomona, CA 91768

 It is suggested that you do not use UPS, since they do not place a postmark date on the envelop. Express Mail, Fed Ex or any method that guarantees arrival to us within three to four days past the postmark deadline is best.  Please check other mailing options so the postmark date is readily visible. Registered and regular mail may take up to two weeks to arrive. Select your mailing option carefully.