Program fee is $9000 (fee for ISPP Interns is $10,000 - see ISPP Policy)
Application costs:
Virginia Tech application fee $50
Computer matching fee
One-time fee paid to D&D Digital to participate in the match process.
Dietetic Internship Centralized Application System
(DICAS) fee
$45 for first program and $25 for each additional program
Other estimated expenses:
Rent, utilities, food Blacksburg: $600-900
Northern Virginia: $1300*
Textbooks (variable) $200 (depending on books retained from DPD program)
Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics student membership $58
Lab coat $25
Car expenses (gas, insurance, parking, etc.) varies**
Pre-placement immunizations and physical exam varies
Health insurance varies
Background checks and drug screening $100 (varies)***
Meals and local transportation costs during trips $100
* In order to stay within this range in Northern Virginia, a roommate would be needed.
** A car and valid driver's license are necessary for traveling to classes and facilities. Northern Virginia interns incur a $3.00 parking expense for the weekly class.
*** Must successfully complete a background check and drug screen; inability to successfully pass may result in inability to be placed in practice sites and ultimate dismissal from the program.

Employment during the internship: Interns spend at least 45-50 hours per week doing internship-related activities. Employment opportunities that allow interns to fulfill program requirements are limited; expectations for  performance do not change due to employment status. If you have questions about employment during the internship, contact us before submitting an application.