OSF Saint Francis Medical Center

Peoria, Illinois

Dietetic Internship

Our Dietetic Internship program is a 52-week supervised program. It provides stimulating and challenging learning opportunities for the dietetic college graduate.

Once accepted, you will be a part of a high performance health care team and develop leadership skills necessary for a career in dietetics.

Upon satisfactory completion of the program, the intern will be a competent entry-level dietitian, eligible to apply for active membership in the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics, and take the Registered Examination for licensure as a Registered Dietitian.

Virtual Dietetic Internship Open House - Friday, January 8, 2021

The OSF Dietetic Internship Open House will be held on Friday, January 8, 2021.  We will be livestreaming and recording the presentation for later distribution.  This is a great opportunity to meet us and get your questions answered.  This is your time to learn about our program!  You will have the opportunity to ask questions to the program director, our current dietetic interns and a few OSF preceptors.

Send a list of questions you want answered to Ashley.L.Simper@osfhealthcare.org and register to receive the link and recording.

A tentative agenda is below:

Time Activity/Location

Overview of program

Preparing your application

Discussion with the interns


Meet the preceptors


Q & A time with director and interns

To watch a recording of last year's Open House, click here.   We had a microphone go dead mid-way through, so we apologize for the slight lapse in sound.

Why Choose Us?

  • We are part of a Mission-driven organization
  • Variety of supervised dietetic practice learning opportunities within the Peoria area
  • Innovative learning experiences to help individuals become an effective team player and leader in the dietetic profession
  • 21-week emphasis rotation that allows interns to focus on their area of interest
  • Highly motivated and qualified staff serve as role models, mentors and preceptors
  • 100% of the graduates feel competent to perform at an entry-level job
  • Great learning environment for a self-motivated, self-directed, and self-evaluated learner
  • Free meals
  • No tuition
  • Teaching hospital environment
  • Inpatient and outpatient health care opportunities
  • 30+ year history of dietetic internship with more than 300 graduates

Consider the advantages of OSF Saint Francis Medical Center Dietetic Internship program. The program is currently granted accreditation status by the Accreditation Council for Education in Nutrition and Dietetics (ACEND) of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics, 120 South Riverside Plaza, Suite 2190, Chicago, IL 60606-6995, (800) 877-1600 ext. 5400 https://www.eatrightpro.org/acend

OSF Healthcare is an equal opportunity employer. The program does not offer financial aid, loan deferments or scholarships. The program does not grant supervised practice hours for prior learning.

The thing I enjoyed most about the internship at OSF was the ability to cater the emphasis area rotation to best suit my professional development goals.  I had the ability to select or develop projects that I knew I would be passionate about and would help me improve the skills I thought were important in my future career in dietetics.  I also greatly benefited from the one-on-one time with the preceptors.  The internship program at OSF was wonderful at preparing me for a fulfilling career in dietetics."

Kari Hartel
2010 Graduate

Want more information?

To learn more, or to schedule a visit, contact:

Ashley Simper, MS, RD, LDN
Manager of Dietetic Services, Food and Nutrition Dietetic Internship Director

OSF HealthCare Saint Francis Medical Center
530 NE Glen Oak Ave. | Peoria, IL |  61637
p: (309) 655-2942 | f: (309) 655-4022