Skip to main content

Nutrition Department

Dietetic Internship Tuition and Financial Information

Tuition and Fees

The National Institutes of Health (NIH) Dietetic Internship has no application fee, except for the fees payable to DICAS (for the online application service) and D&D Digital (for the computer matching service).

The NIH Dietetic Internship has no tuition and does not offer a stipend. There is no registration fee to attend any rotation, class day, or conference that is required for program completion.

NIH Dietetic Interns are responsible for all housing, personal living costs (including meals), health insurance costs, professional liability insurance costs, and transportation/parking costs to and from all rotations, class days, and conferences that are required for program completion. (Interns are eligible to receive either a parking permit to park at no cost on the NIH campus or to participate in the NIH Transhare Program and receive a transit benefit towards the cost of commuting on the Metro or bus system to/from the NIH campus.) Interns are responsible for any onboarding costs for self-selected elective rotations, including, but not limited to, costs of background checks and drug testing, if applicable. Interns are also responsible for the cost of any approved conferences she/he chooses to attend outside of the required program.


The Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics Foundation offers scholarships to Academy members enrolling in dietetic internships. One specific scholarship, the Edith A. Jones Memorial Scholarship, is available only to those enrolling in the NIH Dietetic Internship. In order to be considered for Academy Foundation scholarships, you must complete the Academy Foundation scholarship application which is usually due February 15 prior to internship enrollment and is available through the Academy website. The number of scholarships available and their dollar amounts vary from year to year. This scholarship process is overseen by the Academy Foundation and not the NIH Dietetic Internship.

Other Scholarships

The District of Columbia (DC) Metropolitan Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics, Maryland Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics, and Northern Virginia Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics usually offer scholarships and/or monetary awards that NIH Dietetic Interns may be eligible for during the internship year. The application deadlines are typically during the internship year. Please see their respective websites for more information or contact information.

Loan Deferment

NIH Dietetic Interns should inquire about loan deferment with the lending institution for their specific loans.

NOTE: PDF documents require the free Adobe Reader.

This page last updated on 05/25/2022

You are now leaving the NIH Clinical Center website.

This external link is provided for your convenience to offer additional information. The NIH Clinical Center is not responsible for the availability, content or accuracy of this external site.

The NIH Clinical Center does not endorse, authorize or guarantee the sponsors, information, products or services described or offered at this external site. You will be subject to the destination site’s privacy policy if you follow this link.

More information about the NIH Clinical Center Privacy and Disclaimer policy is available at