Interns are responsible for their own living arrangements and expenses, and they must have access to individualized transportation, since many of the field sites where interns receive the majority of their training are not easily accessible by public transportation. A wide variety of housing possibilities is available in the Amherst area, with prices dependent on specific type of arrangement and location. The University’s Off Campus Housing Services website maintains lists of apartments and houses available for rent in the area.
Clinical and some food service management field sites require a lab coat worn over professional clothing, which interns must provide.
Transportation costs can vary based on an intern’s home location and that distance to sites and seminars. Often, interns carpool to distant seminars to share expenses. You MUST have a car to participate in the UMass Amherst Dietetic Internship.