These are extraordinary times. Many of our current intern schedules have been disrupted due to COVID-19. This is also a possibility for our 2020 summer class. If sites are unavailable due to the pandemic, we will provide "Authentic Practice Experiences" that can be completed from home.
Please indicate whether you want full- or part-time track on your DICAS application. We will give you whichever you prefer if you match. KADDI is account #589 on DND Digital for Fall 2020.
Procedures and requirements are the same for all interns, whether enrolled full- or part-time. Interns electing the full-time track are expected to dedicate 40 hours per week onsite. Part-time interns are expected to dedicate 20 or more hours per week onsite. There will be additional work and assignment reports that will need to be done at home.
KADDI participates in both spring and fall match cycles through the Dietetic Internship Centralized Application Service (DICAS) and DND Digital. The DICAS website is accessed at https://portal.dicas.org. Their email is DICASinfo@dicas.org. 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. The fee to use DICAS is $50 for the first application submitted and $25 for each additional application. Include supplemental materials (rotation spreadsheet, preceptor and facility forms) in DICAS application. If you have difficulty, email those files as attachments in one email to KADDI@consultingdietitians.com.
Applicants must also register with DND Digital at www.dnddigital.com. Cost is $55 payable by a VISA/MASTERCARD with a USA billing address.
The Keith & Associates Distance Dietetic Internship does not charge an application review fee. We are not requiring an aptitude exam at this time.
If you have questions about how to apply to KADDI, contact the director at (918) 574-8598 or email KADDI@consultingdietitians.com.
Qualifications for Applicants
Total GPA ≥ 3.0/4.0 scale
Work or volunteer experience
NDTR credential for applicants who are three or more years from earning the DPD verification statement
Grade point average in nutrition courses of ≥ 3.0/4.0 scale
Original verification statement from accredited DPD program in dietetics (may be delivered after graduation if DPD is in progress)
Bachelor's degree or higher
Official transcript from university with highest earned degree posted on it (may be delivered after graduation if DPD is in progress)
Supplemental Materials to Include with DICAS Application
1. Rotation schedule
Download the rotation schedule template on calendar page. Choose either the full- or part-time schedule worksheet (do not submit both). You must use the KADDI form
Arrange rotations in any order
Rotations may be split
The Excel schedule sheet has an example worksheet attached to it and one for you to fill out with your proposed schedule
Save your proposed schedule worksheet you've completed in Excel as a .PDF file and include it with your DICAS application. You must save it as a .pdf because DICAS will not accept an Excel file!
Please file the Excel spreadsheet in a place you can find it. If you match the KADDI program we will want you to send it to us so we do not have to re-create it.
2. Preceptor information
Download the KADDI preceptor form located on the Forms & Downloads page.
Submit one for each preceptor you will use (more can be added later if there are several preceptors at one site who will be doing evaluations for you). If the preceptor has worked with KADDI before, include the form anyway. We need to know that their name, address, phone and email are unchanged. You will need this information, too.
3. Facility information
Download the KADDI facility form located on the Forms & Downloads page.
Submit a completed KADDI facility form for each place you intend to complete rotation sites
We must have the contact information for the person responsible for signing legal contracts for students who do rotations there
You do not need to get an affiliation agreement - KADDI will do this on your behalf
If the facility wants to take care of an affiliation contract before they agree to accept you as an intern, email the program director at KADDI@consultingdietitians.com. Our staff will handle it.
***EXCEPTION FOR BUSINESS & ENTREPRENEURSHIP ROTATION***
You may wait until after you are matched to KADDI before you submit all required information for the business and entrepreneurship rotation. The facility and preceptor forms and evidence of competency appropriate to precepting responsibilities must be sent to KADDI a minimum of 8 weeks prior to when you schedule the rotation.
Second Round Match
If unfilled positions remain after the first round, the program will participate in second round matching. During that period, KADDI will also accept applications from individuals who did not submit through DICAS (e.g. if someone applied only to an internship or future education model program that does not utilize DICAS and was not matched).
Second round match instructions:
1. Contact the program director at KADDI@consultingdietitians.com to express interest
2. Make your application available to KADDI in DICAS
3. If the program makes an appointment offer, you must submit the enrollment agreement and the $895 deposit within one week of your acceptance
4. You will have extended time to secure preceptors and rotation sites
Second Round Forms
Submit PAL application (located on the Forms & Downloads page) as soon as possible after accepting the appointment
Deadline for 2nd Round Forms
Spring - June 1st
Fall - December 1st