Application Process

Application Process 2018-11-06T03:19:32+00:00

Online Application with DICAS

The BWS DI uses the Dietetic Internship Centralized Application System (DICAS) online internship application, which can be found at:  portal.dicas.org; potential applicants may also e-mail: dicasinfo@dicas.org.  There is a fee to use DICAS. Applicants must complete their applications by 11:59pm Central Time February 15, 2019 for the Spring Match and by 11:59pm Central Time September 25, 2019 for the Fall Match.

DICAS requires a personal statement, online application, official transcripts and three (3) letters of recommendation. BWS DI requires applicants to upload the following to DICAS:

  • Resume (include your e-mail address)
  • Personal Statement / Essay that addresses the following information (1,000 word maximum):
    • Why is a distance internship right for you?
    • Why do you want to enter the dietetics profession?
    • What are your short-term and long-term goals?
    • Include any other relevant information that may be helpful in evaluation of your application.
  • Proposed Rotation Schedule

Register with D & D

Applicants must register with D&D Digital Systems: https://www.dnddigital.com/. Registration allows applicants to participate in The Nationwide “Matching Process.”  There is a matching fee. Applicants must register and submit priority rank choices by 11:59pm Central Time February 15, 2019 for the Spring Match and by 11:59pm Central Time September 25, 2019 for the Fall Match.

Computer matching materials may be obtained from the BWS DI Program Director or from D&D Digital Systems, 304 Main Street, #301, Ames, IA 50010, phone (515)292-0490.

Application Submission

Download and complete the BWS DI Supplemental Application and upload it to your DICAS application.

Submit a non-refundable $75 internship application fee payable to Be Well Solutions Dietetic Internship by credit card or mailing a check.

Deadline for supplemental application and application fee: same as DICAS submission deadline.

Second Round Matching Procedure

  1. Applicants must apply for second round matching through DICAS starting the Thursday after Match Day (November 8, 2018), after 11:00 a.m. Central Time.
    1. Applicants must also submit a BWS DI Supplemental Application found on the website https://bwsdi.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/07/BWS-DI-Supplemental-Application-7-18-18.pdf
    2. Applicants must pay the $75 application fee https://bwsdi.com/fee-payment/
  2. A prior application already on file in DICAS may be used. Please contact DICAS to submit the application to the Be Well Solutions Dietetic Internship program.
  3. Applications will be considered in the order received.
  4. Identical criteria used for the first round match will be used to evaluate second round match applications.
  5. The BWS DI may choose to conduct a phone interview or may accept applicants based on the information provided in the DICAS application.
  6. If the BWS DI is able to offer a position, we will contact you by email or phone, beginning 11 am CST on Thursday, November 8, 2018 at the primary email address and/or the primary phone number specified on your DICAS application.
  7. Positions will be filled in the order that acceptances are received.
    1. If an offer is not accepted immediately, your spot in the BWS DI is not guaranteed.
  8. No notification will be sent to applicants who are not offered a position.
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