Affiliated Sites for Dietetic Internship Rotations

NOTE: We update our site listings regularly. Please contact the Program Director before you submit your internship application for the most up-to-date listing and site descriptions.

Interns in both tracks are generally assigned to one facility for each of the three main rotations they complete: clinical, food service management, and community. The sites listed below have been used for the last few years. Occasionally, a site will request to not have an intern for a variety of reasons such as staffing changes, which is usually temporary (1 year). The program director attempts to place interns in their desired sites, but this is not always possible due to outside forces.

Clinical, Foodservice/Management and Community rotation sites that are options for interns are grouped below. You are encouraged to “visit” the affiliated site's website by clicking on the link for more information.

All UMass Amherst Dietetic Interns spend two weeks at the VA Medical Center in Northampton to cover quality assurance, improvement competencies, and outpatient counseling. There are other “off-site” rotations in long-term care, in a specialty pediatric clinic, in a renal dialysis center, and in a Type 1 diabetes clinic.

Most of the affiliated sites are in the Amherst/Springfield area, although there are some in the Berkshires as well as in Central and Eastern Massachusetts. Regardless of where the intern’s “home-base site” is located, travel may be expected to off-site locations (such as a food show or a special conference) at the discretion of the preceptor. Conference fees may be waived for "students" but in rare situations may be the responsibility of the intern.

Clinical Rotation Sites (CL):

Baystate Medical Center (CL)
Berkshire Medical Center (CL)
Brattleboro Memorial Hospital (CL)
Brockton Hospital (CL)
Cooley Dickinson Hospital (CL, MGT)
Healthsouth Rehabilitation Hospital
Mercy Medical Center (CL)
Milton Hospital (CL)
Noble Hospital (CL)
VA Central Mass Medical Center (CL)
Western Massachusetts Hospital (CL, MGT)

Food Service/Management Rotation Sites (MGT):

Amherst College Dining Services (MGT)
Chicopee Public Schools Food Service Program (MGT)
Cooley Dickinson Hospital (CL, MGT)
Gateway Regional School District (MGT)
Gill-Montague School District in Franklin County (MGT)
Hadley Public Schools (MGT)
Hampden-Wilbraham Regional School District (MGT)
Hopedale Public Schools (MGT)
Milton Public Schools (MGT)
Pittsfield Public Schools (MGT)
South Hadley Public Schools (MGT)
Sutton Public Schools (MGT)
UMass Dining Services
Ware Public Schools (MGT)
Western Massachusetts Hospital (CL, MGT)
Westfield Public Schools (MGT)

Community Rotation Sites (COMM):

Baystate Medical Center - Adult Weight Management Program (COMM)
Baystate Medical Center - Pediatric Weight Management Program (COMM)
Big Y Supermarkets
Dana Farber Cancer Center/Milford Regional Medical Center (COMM)
Everyday Health, Inc. - North Adams, MA (COMM)
Food Bank of Western MA (COMM)
Hampshire Regional YMCA, Northampton (COMM)
Outpatient Diabetes Program Mercy Medical Center
Springfield WIC (COMM)
Springfield North WIC (COMM)
The Nutrition Center (COMM)
UMass Extension, Boston campus (COMM)
UMass Medical School - Center for Applied Nutrition (CAN), Worcester campus (COMM)
Westfield YMCA
West Mass ElderCare, Inc. (COMM)

Program Director: judyd@nutrition.umass.edu