Apply to KADDI

KADDI participates in both fall and spring matches and has full-time and part-time options in the April match. We only offer the full-time program in January.

Please do not apply to both full- and part-time programs. We will give you whichever you prefer if you match.

Interns must complete a minimum of 1212 hours of supervised practice. This occurs in a variety of educational settings and may include hospitals, clinics, long-term care and rehabilitation centers, schools, foodservice kitchens, community health entitie and outpatient clinics. Interns in this program are responsible for finding and suggesting their own preceptors. However, during the matching period the KADDI program will screen all preceptors and sites to ensure they meet minimum qualifications and demonstrate required credentials and knowledge about the specific area of expertise related to dietetics. After matching, the program’s legal department will obtain affiliation agreements with all facilities. Interns or applicants do not do this themselves. 

A curriculum covering ACEND's required competencies for Registered Dietitian Nutritionists (CRDNs) has already been developed for you and your preceptors. A handbook is provided for preceptors and they are encouraged to take advantage of the free training available through the Commission on Dietetic Registration. The program also provides access to free continuing professional education credits (CPEUs) for preceptors. 

KADDI prefers applicants have a minimum grade point average (GPA) of 3.0 on a 4.0 scale and a grade of B or better in all didactic dietetic courses. Work or volunteer experience is encouraged and is scored by the applications committee; however, those without work experience will not be excluded from consideration. Applicants who have earned the DTR credential or who  have advanced degrees will receive extra credit on the evaluation rubric. All qualified applicants will be given an online aptitude test that will be used when making ranking decisions.

KADDI participates in Dietetic Internship Centralized Application Service. The DICAS website is accessed at Their email is KADDI takes part in both the spring (April) and fall (November) matches. The online application must be completed by 11:59 pm central standard time on February 15 for the April match and by September 25 for the November match. DICAS charges $45 for the first application submitted and $20 for each additional application.

The DICAS application must include:

Personal Statement - please use the same instructions as you find in DICAS. KADDI uses the personal statement to evaluate your ability to write a decent sentence and produce an essay that is free of misspelled words, grammar mistakes and typos. 

Transcripts – official transcripts from all colleges and universities attended must be sent to DICAS – Transcript Dept., PO box 9118, Watertown, MA 02472. DICAS will scan transcripts and place an electronic copy of each into your application. NOTE: You may apply to KADDI prior to graduation. If you are accepted, KADDI will require an official copy of the final transcript after your degree is posted.

Verification Statement or Declaration of Intent – Your Didactic Program in Dietetics (DPD) program director will indicate these documents on your DICAS application.  If you are matched and admitted to the KADDI program you must provide an original copy of the DPD verification statement and an official transcript with your highest earned degree posted on it.

Recommendations – When completing the application form, applicants must include the name and contact information (email address) for each reference. This triggers an email message requesting completion of a recommendation form which is completed online. Students submitting applications to multiple internships should choose them so as to use the same individuals as references for each application. Please include one recommendation from a professor, one from a work or volunteer supervisor and one other of your choice. We recommend the third be from another professor. Do not use a family member or friend.

KADDI does not charge a fee to review your application, but you must submit additional materials describing how you intend to do your rotations. Include the additional materials with your DICAS applications.

  1. Rotation Calendar - Use the calendar provided to plan the weeks of your internship. NOTE:  You may elect to find your business and entrepreneurship site and preceptor after you begin the internship. 
  2. Facility Forms - include a form for each site where you intend to go. Be sure to list the name of the person in charge of executing affiliation agreements. Our contracts specialist will execute the affiliation agreement after you are matched. If a preceptor or facility representative has questions we are happy to talk with them (call Crystal at 918-585-3045). You do not get the agreement - KADDI will do this for you. 
  3. Preceptor Forms - completed KADDI form (link is below) for nutrition therapy, foodservice and community rotations. The same RD can serve as both clinical and foodservice preceptor if it is to be done in the same facility. Please include evidence of continuing education for each preceptor.

If you are requesting prior assessed learning, complete that form. Email it and the required supporting documents to

If you have questions about how to apply to KADDI, call the director Patti Landers at (918) 574-8598 or email

KADDI August 2019 Full-Time Internship Weekly Calendar

Use this calendar to plan your rotations if you are applying to the spring 2019 match as a full-time intern. Rotations start August, 2019.

Example Full-Time Calendar

This sample calendar is from a previous class, but it will show you how it should be done.

KADDI Part-Time Internship Sumner 2019 Weekly Calendar

Use this calendar to plan your rotations if you are applying to the spring 2019 match as a part-time intern. Rotations start July, 2019. Please put in the number of hours you intend to spend

KADDI Example Part-Time Internship Weekly Calendar

Here is an example for the part-time calendar. Please put in the number of hours you intend to spend each week.

Facility Form

Complete this form for each place you will go during the internship. Be sure it has the name and contact information for the person responsible for affiliation agreements. KADDI will get the contract.

Preceptor Form

Preceptors must complete this form. They must also provide a Commission on Dietetic Registration card, a resume or other evidence of continuing education.

KADDI Prior Assessed Learning Policy and Evaluation Form (04-18-2019)

Download and complete this form if you are applying for prior assessed learning credit.