Getting Work Experience before your Dietetic Internship
What kind of positions should I apply for?
- Depending upon the state in which you reside there are a multitude of opportunities in school nutrition. Gain work experience as a cook, dishwasher, manager, or school nutrition secretary. All these positions will help you learn about school nutrition.
- If you cannot find any positions in a school, consider the food industry. You can apply to work for manufacturers, brokers, or a distributor with a focus on school nutrition.
Websites for School Nutrition Positions
SNA Career Center:
A Day in the Life of a School Nutrition Director
Competencies, Knowledge, and Skills for District-Level School Nutrition Professionals (pdf)
Sarasota District Schools Food and Nutrition Services Dietetic Internship
Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services Dietetic Internship Program