Completing Online Application
DICAS Online Application: Register with DICAS and complete the online application. DICAS is the Dietetic Internship Centralized Application System (DICAS) which is used by most internships. The program may be accessed at https://portal.dicas.org
Reference Letters: When completing the online application form, applicants must include the name and contact information (specifically an e-mail address) for each reference. This will trigger an e-mail message requesting completion of a reference form. The form will be completed on-line. Students submitting more than one application will need to use the same individuals as references for each application.
Personal Statement: Applicants who apply to internships using DICAS will be asked to complete a personal statement. Content may include personal or professional goals, interests, experience, strengths, motivation or other topics deemed relevant to the selection process.
GCDI puts emphasis on work experience and would like to know about ALL work experiences that you consider relevant to your application for internship. Please feel free to include that information either on the form or in your personal statement. The program gives preference to candidates with DPD GPA of 3.4 and higher, Science GPA of 3.0 and higher, and overall GPA of 3.0 and higher.
Transcripts: Official transcripts from all colleges and universities attended should be sent to:
DICAS- Transcript Dept
PO Box 9118
Watertown, Ma 02472
Verification Statement: All applicants must include an original signed verification statement from an accredited Didactic Program indicating that all required coursework has been completed. Students currently enrolled in classes must submit a "Declaration of Intent" listing courses in progress. Successful applicants must supply signed verification statements and final transcripts to GCDI prior to the start of the internship.
DICAS provides for your DPD director to login and submit the verification statement of declaration of intent statement. Please verify with your DPD director that they have done so.
Essay: An essay of 150 words or less on why you want to do a distance internship. (scan and upload in the supplemental section of the DICAS application)
Resume: A current summary of your academic, employment and professional activities. Please include your email address. (scan and upload in the supplemental section of the DICAS application)
Rotation Schedule: Completed rotation schedule for all your prospective sites and signed agreement forms from each preceptor. (scan and upload in the supplemental section of the DICAS application).
Preceptor forms: signed agreement forms from each preceptor. Preceptor Qualifications form from each preceptor.
Application fee: A $50 non-refundable application fee is required. You can pay the $50 application fee here.
If you cannot pay online, you may send your application fees (payable to Gulf Coast Dietetic Internship) by mail to the address below. Add a note to your payment with your full name and (if available) your DICAS application id.
Gulf Coast Dietetic Internship Program
724 Live Oak Drive,
Biloxi, MS 39532