• It was great to be able to set up your own rotation sites! This internship to me was a great opportunity to gain organization skills since we were required to set up our own rotations. I learned how to be self-directed and to prioritize my work. PNC was a great program that I am happy to have been apart of! 

    Alexa Siminsky RDN University of Rhode Island

    I would recommend this internship due to the ability to make it what the intern wants it to be and to find rotations that they are interested in. This internship was a good experience and I am excited to begin my professional career. Allison Henson RDN Miami University

    I would recommend this Internship  for the individual that can self motivate. It allows you to get as specific into areas that you are interested and really explore the area of dietetics. You have to be your own boss but depending on the person that could be great. This has been a goal of mine for about 2 years, so to finally get into an internship and be allowed to have some freedoms with my location choices was exactly what I needed at this point in my life. And now I have landed in a dream job of mine so to be given the opportunity to be an intern was such a blessing. Alyssa Bransley RDN Clemson University

    Being required to form relationships with preceptors and build your own schedule taught me time management and organizational skills that I will hold on to forever. I loved being in control (to an extent) of the facilities I could potentially spend my time in. This internship meant that I have accomplished everything that I have worked on for 5 years in undergrad. The amount of times I have felt discouraged and not good enough as some of my classmates during my undergraduate career, I never thought I would have made it this far and I am so proud of myself and happy to be a PNCDDI alumni.

    Alyssa Pernice RDN University of Delaware

    This internship allowed me to be self-motivated and independent. I was able to set-up my internship at sites that interested me and would aide in my education within fields I am interested in. I was also able to make many connections within the field that will help me in the future. This internship was a great accomplishment for me. I was able to prove to myself that I am capable of becoming a Registered Dietitian but continuing to work hard, stay organized, and gain experiences. I got out of my comfort zone many times which was beneficial in my experience as an intern. I have learned so much and thankful for the experience PNCDDI provided me.

    Andrea Keiser RDN Colorado State University

    I have recommended PNCDDI to my former coworker at Community Medical Center. As long as you have your sites mostly set, it is a good, cost effective internship. This internship was a culmination of many, many years of school. It feels amazing to finally be done and be able to get my RD credential. Anne Sugrue RDN Rutgers

    This program allowed flexibility in the rotations. We are able to find our own preceptors and do our supervised practice in areas of interest. Although it was difficult for me to find a FS or clinical site in Boston, I have been more than satisfied with the experience I've gained. In speaking with fellow alumni from school, I found that the structure of the program allowed me to develop closer networking relationships. Hospital-based program has interns with multiple preceptors from one week to another. Being able to be with a preceptor for 4-8 weeks allowed me to build up a lasting impression and relationship with both my preceptor and the staff at my sites. I grew both personally and professionally because of the independence this program allowed. Annie Sam RDN Drexel University

    I was able to hand pick whom I’d be working with and the locations. Yes it was hard work to make the internship schedule work but I feel I received a unique experience while meeting all internship requirements. I was able to work with people I knew or chose and in most cases I was the only intern, so I felt I had more one-on-one teachings. I was also able to spend time in another state (with my family) which I wouldn’t have had the opportunity with another internship.  Anya Hoger RDN University of Minnesota

    I would recommend this internship. The internship is well-organized and each intern knows what is expected of them. I developed friendships with people that live hours away from me and in different times zones which mean a lot to me and I feel confident in my ability to practice dietetics. 

    Ashley Bellew RDN Middle Tennessee State University

    I found this internship to be extremely flexible due to the nature of it being distance. I did not find the work load to be too much and I thoroughly enjoyed my experience. I feel well prepared to start my career as an RD. It provided me the confidence I needed to start my career. It provided a network of other students to connect with and discuss our experiences. Ashley Stickley RDN

    I think the internship did a great job of providing guidance and support while still allowing for interns to learn and make decisions independently. This has meant everything to me. When I look back over the last 8 and a half months, I can't believe how much I grew both personally and professionally throughout the internship. I'm ready to take the RD exam and enter the workforce because of how well I was prepared by my preceptors and the amazing PNC team, who were always encouraging and supportive. I've accomplished so many things that I was a little bit scared to try. As I move forward with my life and career I'm grateful for the solid network of professional support that I built throughout the 8 months and for PNC for challenging me in a very positive way. My confidence is at an all-time high. Thank you to the entire PNC team for believing in me and for making me part of the family. Brianna Wordell RDN University of Wisconsin Stevens Point

    "I was very happy to have the opportunity to complete a distance internship allowing me to stay in my home area. I also work well and learn best on my own and this internship allowed me that freedom. This internship meant that I could move toward my dream of becoming a dietitian so that I am one step closer to working with diabetic clients and making sure that such clients gain the knowledge they need to be healthy and manage their disease. I am happy to announce that as of this past Saturday I am officially a Registered Dietitian !! I begin my new position this week as a PRN Dietitian for Crozer Health System where I will be working in both inpatient and outpatient! Very exciting!!! Thank you for providing me the opportunity to achieve this dream." Danielle Volpe RDN   Westchester University

  • I liked the freedom of being able to choose my own rotation sites and not having to relocate. My preceptors were absolutely amazing. I liked the orientation that was provided before the program started. I went to Boston for the first time and it was a new adventure for me. I have made lifelong friends with my small groups and seeing them every week was great for mental support. The weekly webinars were also great because I got to hear what other interns were doing. I am please to announce that I have passed the exam!! Thank you for all your support and guidance throughout the internship. Reiko Kobayashi-Wagner MS, RDN    Bastyr University
  • "I have already recommended this internship to many nutrition students. Although challenging at times, I believe this internship has taught me how to take full responsibility and use my network and resources wisely. I would also love to precept future interns and help them with additional networking opportunities. This was a great opportunity to grow as not only a nutrition professional but as a person in general. I learned so much from all of my preceptors about various nutrition topics regarding different populations, but more importantly, I learned and practiced expressing many professional attributes throughout. Within these past 7 months I feel I have grown tremendously in how I present myself to others in a professional manner. I can't thank the entire PNC team enough for helping me complete this program and preparing me for my future career in Dietetics! I wanted to inform you that as of 7PM tonight I officially passed the RD exam. Thank you all so much for everything you have done for me throughout my internship experience. It has been a pleasure working with you and I look forward to starting my career as an RD!" Lauren Gould RDN Johnson and Wales University
  • "Thank you for all you have done for us throughout the internship. It has been a great journey and I hope you feel that it went well and are excited for the next group! I really enjoyed my internship and am so grateful that I was able to make it specific to my interests and make networking connections throughout. I will continue to encourage others to apply for the PNCDDI and can't wait to see what the internship looks like in the future. Again, thank you for this wonderful opportunity to allow me to continue to pursue my dream of becoming a Dietitian."        Hannah Brass RDN   Colorado State University

"I am just so grateful to have had this opportunity. My internship experience was really wonderful, and I feel I gained experience in most of the areas of dietetics that I wished to. The support and feedback I received from peers and the director during the past several months have been invaluable and pushed me to grow. Additionally, I found many of the activities and assignments to further my knowledge and prepare me for the profession. Thank you for everything!!!"      Alyssa Rieser MS, RDN    Bastyr University

"Thank you very much for pushing us to our limits, and showing us the beginnings of what we are capable of of achieving! I look forward to my career as a Registered Dietitian."   Morgan Gay MS, RDN    Florida International University

"I love the flexibility of this internship and the ability to create your own experiences!"  

Katelyn Frederickson RD   Missouri State University

"I appreciate the opportunity you've given me to complete this internship and feel very accomplished with everything I have done and learned throughout the last 9 months."

Carlyn Young RDN    Western Michigan Univeristy

"I am proud to be a PNCDDI graduate! Thank you for providing such a great program."

Charlotte Cervantes MBA, RDN     Southeast Missouri State University

"I have had excellent learning experiences throughout the internship which I believe have well-prepared me for the dietetics profession. Thank you for giving me the opportunity to be a part of Priority Nutrition Care Distance Dietetic Internship!"

Kristen Monahan RD     James Madison University

"The greatest part of being a part of Priority Nutrition Care Distance Dietetic Internship is the flexibility for choosing rotations, as long as there are willing preceptors."

Kerry Fannon RDN      Auburn University