Distance Dietetic Internship 

Through Be Well Solutions

The Distance Dietetic Internship Helping RD2BEs Become Leader RDNs Since 2017

The Be Well Solutions Dietetic Internship (BWS DI) is a fully accredited distance dietetic internship program with a corporate wellness and disease prevention concentration, led by Be Well Solutions, a physician-owned worksite wellness company. BWS DI takes an intern-centered approach by allowing interns to create a personalized dietetic internship experience unique to their career goals as well as through continuous program improvement efforts driven by intern and alumni feedback.

Program Highlights

• Two Pathway Options: DI-Only or MS/DI
• Two Tracks Available: Full-Time or Part-Time
• Applicants can apply during the Spring or Fall
• Orientation and Exit Class are 100% Virtual
• No Application Fee!

Additionally, BWS DI accepts prior assessed learning, offers a leadership scholarship, and provides program support by maintaining a 5:1 intern-to-faculty advisor ratio, plus the community support from current interns and our alumni network. BWS DI also covers professional liability insurance, a background check, HIPAA and OSHA training, and 1-year student memberships to the Academy of Nutrition & Dietetics and Nutrition Care Manual in the tuition, so there are no additional program fees.

Ready to get started? Check out our Application Resources. Want to learn more? Check out more Internship Information or our FAQs, plus sign up for a Virtual Open House or BWS DI Office Hours below.

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All Access Dietetics

Hear from our Program Director, Katie Bigart on how to be a competitive applicant in this Director Interview with All Access Dietetics.

RD2Be Podcast Episode

Listen to this RD2Be Podcast episode to learn about BWS DI and what our program has to offer.

Today’s Dietitian

Check out the August/September 2022 Issue of Today’s Dietitian featuring the Be Well Solutions Dietetic Internship and the benefits of choosing a distance dietetic internship.

How to Get Started

Virtual Open Houses

To learn more about our program and information on the DICAS application process, please register for a Virtual Open House from the dates below:

Upcoming Virtual Open House Dates:

Tuesday, November 28th at 7 pm CT: Click here to register

Wednesday, January 10th at 7 pm CT: Click here to register

Thursday, February 1st at 7 pm CT: Click here to register

Can’t make it to a virtual open house? Check out a recording of our virtual open house below.

BWS DI Office Hours

If you’re looking for individualized support in your application process or would like to speak directly with a faculty member, consider scheduling an appointment during our BWS DI Office Hours!

During this time, you will have the opportunity to learn more about our program, ask questions specific to your RD2Be journey, and meet one of the faculty members involved in the admissions process.

Our program faculty are always happy to answer any questions you may have and provide support throughout the application process. You may also send an email to bwsdi@bewellsolutions.com as well.

Hear what recent BWS DI graduates have to say!

“BWS DI is the least distance-y distance internship. Despite physical separation, the faculty does an amazing job fostering community and providing support.”

Hilary, Spring 2019

“Honestly, I feel so proud that I completed my internship with BWS. When people ask me where I did my DI, I say “BWS” with confidence because I knew that I was supported by smart, strong, and dedicated staff.”

BWS DI Alum

“BWS DI made my entire internship experience smooth and remarkable. When applying to internships, good communication was not something I took into consideration. However, once the internship began, I realized the phenomenal communication from my BWS DI advisor was extremely important for my internship success. Each assignment provided valuable information, the monthly conference meetings gave me a great sense of community with my fellow interns, and the internship focus in wellness promotion was unique and exactly what I was looking for to help me with my career goals. BWS DI was my first choice and I am extremely grateful to have been matched with such a wonderful organization.”

Jennifer Faundez, Spring 2019

“Be Well Solutions was the best internship I could have ever matched with.”

BWS DI Alum

“This program experience is well organized and feels like a family and everyone feeds off each others success and self improvement!”

Spring 2022 Alum

“BWS DI was an amazing experience. The faculty advisors are one of a kind. They are very passionate about their interns. I couldn’t have asked for a better family/internship to join.”

Ebonee Maxwell, Fall 2019

“The faculty at Be Well Solutions demonstrate their care and commitment to their interns throughout the entire program. This internship provided so many valuable learning opportunities to me as I prepared for my career as a registered dietitian.”

BWS DI Alum

“BWS DI is an amazing program! The faculty and advisors are very understanding, supportive and flexible. This made my time at BWS and my learning experience less stressful allowing me to grow.”

Spring 2022 Alum

“I knew when applying to dietetic internship that I wanted a distance program, but was a little nervous about what that would look like. I was so impressed with the support the interns receive after an interview with the staff, that I placed BWS DI to be my first match. The internship has exceeded y expectations with their level of support and commitment to developing interns into successful dietitians. Through my internship, I not only gained the experiences most interns receive in a traditional experience, but also learned so much about networking and communicating virtually that will benefit me in the future.”

Anna Whitlow, Spring 2019
“I cannot imagine completing my DI with any other program! The support from the Be Well staff was incredible. They truly were willing to help me in any way I needed throughout my entire program.”
Kali Gilday, Fall 2019
“Since the very beginning after matching with the BWSDI, I knew that this program was going to be a great fit. For someone who really appreciated the freedom in making my own connections and creating my own rotation schedule, I was excited to have the flexibility and independence to begin my career as a dietitian. Once the program started, it soon became very clear how well supported I would be throughout my rotations, despite my focus on independence. I could not have asked for a better network of mentors and fellow interns (all over the U.S!) that helped teach me and guide me as I enter my career.”
BWS DI Alum

“Be Well Solutions Dietetic Internship surpassed my expectations for what a distance internship could look like! The sense of belonging and community I felt throughout my internship was incredible! I am so thankful for this experience and the Be Well Team!”

Holly, Spring 2022

“The BWS administrative staff were so supportive and obviously wholeheartedly invested in every stage of the internship. The Be Well Solutions DI greatly exceeded my expectations.”

BWS DI Alum

“BWS DI was phenomenal! I have been awarded many opportunities to be a successful dietitian. The faculty advisors were very hands on and supportive. I would recommend BWS DI to any future dietitian!!”

LaTrice, Fall 2019

“The staff at Be Well Solutions are fantastic and very dedicated to your success. Even though they are hundreds of miles away, you always feel like they are always available and have your best interests at heart and want you to succeed. They are a very flexible and excellent resource.”

BWS DI Alum

“This internship program has allowed for incredible opportunities for growth. The constant support, kindness, and flexibility made it a stress-free learning environment despite being a distance program. BWS has set me on the right path to achieve great things with confidence in the future.”

Basema, Spring 2019

“Being a dietetic intern with Be Well Solutions has been an incredible experience. I never felt adrift during my entire internship experience, and this is due to the amazing BWS faculty. Applying to a distance dietetic internship was daunting during the application process, but I am so happy that I matched with Be Well Solutions because they are one of the best!”

Elisabetta, Spring 2019

“The BWS DI provides all the rigor to prepare you to begin your career in nutrition and dietetics combined with support and resources to ensure you are successful. A very organized, well run program!”

BWS DI Alum

“BWSDI is a fantastic program for future nutrition professionals! My faculty advisor was always immensely helpful and understanding whenever I had questions. Despite being a distance internship, my cohort became extremely close and supportive of one another, and we now have professional connections across the country. I am also so grateful for the numerous learning opportunities provided by BWS and my preceptors. They have helped me feel prepared and confident in my abilities to enter the workforce as an entry-level dietitian. I would highly recommend this program to any future RDNs!”

Madelyn Percival, Spring 2022

“Be Well Solutions happens to be a distance internship, but I identify it as a program for self-starting individuals to become hands on in the field of their interest. The support of the faculty makes you feel a part of a team and the experience gives you the confidence to change the world without the fear of failure.”

Kaylie Brand, Spring 2019

“BWS DI was a wonderful experience from start to finish. Everything since the beginning was very smooth, and the faculty is always available to answer questions, and help problem solve. The program truly cares about the success of its interns.”

Gwen Christy, Spring 2019

“My experience at Be Well Solutions was just amazing! I value how much the advisors care for us and want to see us succeed. They are always available, funny, helpful and understanding. Overall, great support system.”

Spring 2022 Alum

“BWS DI has prepared me for my dream job – becoming a registered dietitian nutritionist. I knew that I wanted to have a say in my internship experience, and BWS DI allowed me to do that. The staff truly cares about each and every intern and are there for you every step of the way. Even though we are all spread out across the country, the community provided by BWS DI is one I am forever grateful for.”

Spring 2022 Alum

“BWS DI not only provides you with all the tools you need to successfully complete your internship and RD exam, but they are also an incredibly genuine team. I couldn’t have asked for a better experience. The faculty truly care about their students and their future in the nutrition field. I would be as confident in my abilities as a nutrition educator if it weren’t for this program.”

BWS DI Alum

Class Photos

Congratulations to our Spring 2022 Cohort on graduating!

Spring 2023 (Accelerated) Class at their Orientation in May 2023 and the Spring 2023 (DI-Only) Class at their Orientation in August!

Congratulations to our Fall 2022 Cohort on graduating!

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Accreditation Status

Be Well Solutions Dietetic Internship is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Education in Nutrition and Dietetics of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics.
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Effective January 1, 2024, the Commission on Dietetic Registration (CDR) will require a minimum of a master’s degree to be eligible to take the credentialing exam to become a registered dietitian nutritionist (RDN). In order to be approved for registration examination eligibility with a bachelor’s degree, an individual must meet all eligibility requirements and be submitted into CDR’s Registration Eligibility Processing System (REPS) before 12:00 midnight Central Time, December 31, 2023. For more information about this requirement visit CDR’s website: https://www.cdrnet.org/graduatedegree. In addition, CDR requires that individuals complete coursework and supervised practice in program(s) accredited by the Accreditation Council for Education in Nutrition and Dietetics (ACEND). Graduates who successfully complete the ACEND-accredited Be Well Solutions Dietetic Internship program at Be Well Solutions are eligible to take the CDR credentialing exam to become an RDN.

In most states, graduates also must obtain licensure or certification to practice. For more information about state licensure requirements click here.

For more information about educational pathways to become a RDN click here.