|Program fee is $9000 (fee for ISPP Interns is $10,000 - see ISPP Policy)
|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
$45 for first program and $20 for each additional program
|Other estimated expenses:|
|Rent, utilities, food||$600-900 per month for Blacksburg/Southwest Virginia
$900 Blacksburg, $1300 Northern Virginia*
|Textbooks (variable)||$200 (depending on books retained from DPD program)|
|Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics student membership||$58|
|Car expenses (gas, insurance, parking, etc.)||varies**|
|Pre-placement immunizations and physical exam||varies|
|Background checks and drug screening||$100 (varies)***|
|Meals and local transportation costs during trips||$100|
|* In order to stay within this range at the Northern Virginia location, 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 $5.00 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.
Applicants are encouraged to pursue private loans and/or scholarships through the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics and state and local dietetic associations. Federal financial aid is student aid is not available to non-credit earning internship programs. Virginia Tech Office of Scholarships and Financial Aid provides information regarding existing loan repayment, deferment and forbearance.