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The dietetic internship program

Our post degree internship program is a competency-based program with five positions available each year. The program begins in early October and continues for approximately 10 months.

About the program:

Interns will:

  • Complete rotations in clinical, community, and food service management settings;
  • Receive experience in diabetes and nutrition support and can request rotations in the following additional areas: medicine, surgery, oncology, pediatrics, ICU, complex continuing care/rehab and mental health;
  • Complete a practice-based research project; and
  • Be given the opportunity to cover staff vacations at the conclusion of the internship program.

 Why choose Grand River Hospital?

  • We are one of the largest community hospitals in Ontario with more than 600 beds.
  • Our childbirth and renal programs are among some of the largest in Ontario.
  • We offer a team focused work environment (people will know your name).
  • Preceptors are committed to this program.
  • You will have access to an office, computers, and resources.
  • Most rotations are at one site, but you will have opportunities to make connections outside the hospital.

Strong consideration will be given to applicants who possess the following;

  • Good academic standing (minimum 75% average in final two years of a nutrition undergraduate program),
  • Strong references,
  • Passion for the profession and enthusiasm for learning,
  • Strong critical thinking skills,
  • Well-developed communication skills,
  • Dependable and responsible, and/or
  • Organization and time management skills.

Selected applicants will be asked to participate in multiple mini-interviews at the end of February.

What are mini-interviews?
Mini-interviews require each candidate to rotate through approximately six different interview stations. The interview at each station is eight minutes with a two minute transition period, allowing the candidate to advance to the next station, read a question/scenario and prepare. The entire interview cycle is approximately 60 minutes in length.

Administrative fee
A fee is payable at the beginning of the program.
Brochure and more information
Contact information
Hannah Marcus,Dietetic Internship Coordinator 
PO Box 9056
835 King St. West
Kitchener, ON
N2G 1G3
Phone: 519-749-4300, ext. 3756
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