Benefits and Expenses

Find information on the Dietetic Internship program at Premier Health with benefits and expenses below:


  • Training in an innovative, 1100 bed, Level I Trauma Center, teaching hospital system.
  • Supervised practice in Clinical, Foodservice, and Community areas
  • Elective experiences to individualize your program to explore different areas of dietetics or specialize in an area of interest.
  • Synergistic experiences in master’s and internship components
  • Free parking at Premier Health and most affiliates
  • Use of the MVH medical library
  • Professional liability insurance
  • Background check completed through the University of Dayton Master’s of Dietetics and Nutrition
  • Use of the hospital's internet service


  • Fees $2,000 - non-refundable (OAND meeting registration, Educational Expenses for internship, drug testing, 1 set scrubs)
  • University of Dayton tuition
  • Online rotation and evaluation system $120
  • Academy Student Membership fee $58
  • Ohio Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics meeting lodging/food approx. $250
  • Physical and baseline immunizations (usually previously administered)
  • Housing per month $270 - $600. Interns make their own housing arrangements
  • Utilities per month $50 - $100, varies
  • Phone per month varies, individual plan
  • Health Insurance varies, interns arrange their own plan
  • Car insurance varies, interns arrange
  • Parking fees typically free
  • Additional scrubs approx. $50 per set
  • Gasoline per year varies depending on living location and type of car

Transportation - Interns must provide their own transportation to off-site facilities. A valid driver’s license and car insurance are required. Mileage is not reimbursed.

Financial Aid

There are many resources to help students in need pay for college. You may be able to obtain a grant or scholarship from a corporation, community or civic group, philanthropic or religious organization or directly from the school or college you are interested in attending. Federal grants and low-interest loans may also be available through the University of Dayton as well.

The Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics Foundation offers scholarships to encourage eligible students to enter the field of dietetics. Student members of the Academy enrolled in their junior year in an ACEND-accredited or approved program may apply for a Foundation scholarship. Scholarships are also available for student members in ACEND-accredited dietetic internships and graduate studies. Contact the Academy's Accreditation and Education Programs Team (800/877-1600, ext. 5400 or for Foundation scholarship information. Financial aid is not available from Premier for dietetic interns. Loan deferments may be available for student loans depending on the lender. Assistance can be provided in the form of documentation of enrollment in the Dietetic Internship Program. 

Interns are not classified as employees and do not receive a stipend, and therefore, are not covered by Worker's Compensation or eligible for health insurance.

Updated August 2022