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My Experience with a Non-Traditional Internship Program

A new grad shares her story and what to think about if you are exploring new internship programs.

RC-HS1.jpgHannah Magee received her nutrition undergraduate degree from Mount Saint Vincent University and is a recent graduate of the St. Michael’s Hospital/Ryerson University Collaborative Dietetic Internship - Professional Master’s Diploma in Dietetics. Hannah’s interests lie in several areas of dietetics from clinical nutrition to sports nutrition to non-diet approaches to healthy living. Connect with Hannah on Instagram or LinkedIn

The Professional Master’s Diploma in Dietetics, or “PMDip” for short is a collaborative dietetic internship program between Ryerson University and two Toronto–based hospitals. In this program, dietitians-in-training gain not only the practical experiences of a traditional dietetic internship, but they do so while broadening their dietetics knowledge in the classroom, earning themselves a Master’s Diploma in Dietetics from Ryerson University.    continue reading

You did not get a dietetic internship. Now what? [Part 2]

Five questions to ask yourself to improve your chance of getting offered an internship next year.

HanaHS1.JPGHana Klimczak is a Master of Health Studies candidate and a registered dietitian in Ontario. She has written articles for Canadian Family Magazine, been interviewed and quoted by the Huffington Post, Elevate Magazine, and Toronto Star, and has appeared on CTV news. Hana was not offered an internship on her first try and believes that her career benefited from it! You can reach her at, on Twitter at @nutrition_check, or visit her website at   

Applying for a dietetic internship is a nerve-racking process. The competition is fierce and there aren’t enough spots for everyone. If you’re like most students, this time of year makes you nervous and anxious as you wait for the results of your internship applications. You can’t help but think: “What if I don’t get accepted?” I was no different. continue reading       

You did not get a dietetic internship. Now what? [Part 1]

A dietitian who didn't get an internship on her first try shares what she learned from the experience. 

KWHS1.jpgKaty Wilson, BASc, RD completed her bachelor’s degree at Ryerson University and dietetic internship in northern Canada with a focus on Aboriginal populations. Since 2013, she has been working as a clinical dietitian within the Greater Toronto Area in a variety of inpatient and outpatient hospital settings. Katy loves her career and feels privileged to be able to help clients improve their health through food and nutrition. Contact Katy by email at

February often brings back memories of that pit in my stomach knowing that my internship applications were being read by internship committees across the country. I was incredibly anxious as I waited for the mid-march notification. Then, my biggest fear came true: I did not get an internship. continue reading

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