Selection Criteria

Interns must hold an undergraduate degree which meets the academic requirements set by the Partnership for Dietetic Education and Practice (PDEP). A completed DC application package must be received by the deadline date (set by DC) and accompanied by a $100 application fee, made payable to Food and Nutrition Services. Selected applicants will be invited to attend a full day assessment centre. Applicants must attend the assessment centre to be considered.  

2017 assessments will take 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. on the following dates:

  • Monday, February 27th, 2017 and Wednesday, March 1st, 2017

Upon acceptance:

The student is required to pay a $250 program registration fee. This fee is non-refundable. Cheques can be made payable to Food and Nutrition Services.

Criminal record check and immunization requirements:

  • It is a requirement for all staff, students and volunteers to have a Criminal Records Check with a vulnerable sector search done before they are hired.



Please submit all your information, as well as a signed placement agreement and Consent Form - A For Use and Disclosure of Student Information, directly to:

Student/Learner Placement Service
Queen Elizabeth II Health Sciences Centre
1276 South Park Street
Bethune Building, 2nd Floor, Room 235
Halifax, Nova Scotia, B3H 2Y9
Tel: (902) 473-6378
Fax: (902) 473-7590

Note: It is advised that students start the immunization requirements and criminal record checks upon acceptance as it can be a lengthy process. Failure to submit on time may delay the commencement of your internship.

Criteria for applicant selection include:

  • Education and Training
  • Relevant Work Experience
  • Leadership Potential and Initiative
  • Organizational Skills
  • Decision-Making Abilities
  • Communication Skills
  • Good Interpersonal Skills
  • Stress Tolerance
  • Maturity, Insight
  • Compassion
  • Interest in Food
  • Computer Skills are Essential
  • Proficiency in English is Required