Application Procedures
February 2007

Please include original copies of the following materials when submitting your application:

1. Your handwritten letter of application, written in ink on standard 8 1/2 x 11" unlined paper. This letter is to be in the standard letter format. This letter should serve as an introduction to your application packet and should include the following information:

a) Reasons for selecting dietetics as a career.
b) Reasons for applying to the Cleveland Clinic Foundation Internship.
c) Strengths which you feel will contribute to your success throughout the internship.
d) Your personal & professional goals.

2. Completed American Dietetic Association Dietetic Internship application form.

3. Official transcript(s) from all colleges or universities attended.

4. Copy of university approved Didactic Program in Dietetics (DPD) requirements with course substitutions listed.

5. Verification Statement of Didactic Program in Dietetics (DPD) coursework or Declaration of Intent, completed and endorsed originals.

6. Three letters of reference, each accompanied by an ADA Recommendation Form. Reference comments may be included on the ADA Recommendation Form.

7. Your audiotape (5 minutes maximum length; use standard size audiotape cassette, NOT microcassettes or videotapes) should include an overview of responsibilities and experiences you have managed over the previous 3-5 years which would qualify you as an excellent intern candidate. We recommend recording the tape from an outline, rather than reading verbatim from a script.

8. Application Fee of $40.00, payable to The Cleveland Clinic Foundation.

9. Computer matching code for September class is 395 (full-time) and 497 (part-time, available this year). You must select one option.


All applications must be original hard copies, an e-mailed packet is NOT acceptable. All application materials should be mailed as one unit and post marked by the February 2007 application deadline. Mail to:

Sue Kent, MS, RD, LD
Nutrition Therapy, M17
The Cleveland Clinic Foundation
9500 Euclid Avenue
Cleveland, OH 44195


Letters of reference may be mailed under separate cover. The American Dietetic Association Internship Application form is available on computer disk.

Applicants to most Dietetic Internships (DI), and Preprofessional Practice Programs (AP4) must participate in computer matching. Applicants should request instructions and a mark/sense card to prioritize their DI or AP4 preferences. Applicants should request this material from any ADA-approved Didactic Program in Dietetics or from D&D Digital Systems. This request should be made early enough to allow turn around time for submitting by the February 2007 postmark deadline established by the American Dietetic Association. 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
304 Main Street, Suite 301
Ames, IA 50010

Applicants will be notified of the final decision regarding the selection of the internship classes by the April deadline established by The American Dietetic Association.

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