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Prospective Applicants – Spring Match

Interns are selected through the Spring Match to begin the GGDI Program in the fall. To apply to GGDI, individuals must have completed or be near the completion of both ACEND-accredited coursework requirements (of a Didactic Program in Dietetics/DPD) and at least a bachelor’s degree.

Application Requirements:

  • An official signed DPD Verification Statement (signed up to three years prior to the current application year) or a DPD Verification of Intent to Complete is required.
  • An overall GPA of 2.8 and a DPD GPA of 3.0 / B is required.
  • All D’s and F’s must have been repeated with a grade of C or better.
  • A complete and competitive application also includes: A summary of work and / or volunteer experience, three (3) letters of recommendation, a personal statement (written by the applicant following the GGDI provided outline), and an expressed interest in leading and managing a nutrition project in the community.
  • Complete and timely applications ensure consideration (that indicate the applicant read the directions and website).
  • After admittance into the GGDI Program, all remaining coursework must be completed with a minimum of a “C” grade.

To Apply:

  • Applications MUST be submitted via the Dietetic Internship Centralized Application System (DICAS) portal at http://portal.dicas.org before February 15 at 11:59 p.m., Central Time. (For more information, please see the Detailed Steps section below.)
  • Applicants must use the national computer matching process, D&D Digital at http://www.dnddigital.com/  BY THE DEADLINE. (For more information, please see the  Detailed Steps section below.)
  • Should an applicant want GGDI North Bay (rotations), the Program code for this is 123.
  • To ONLY apply for Marin County (rotations), the Program code for this is 773. (For example, you cannot move from the local area near Marin or San Francisco.) TWO applicants will be accepted for this Marin County location. The hospital will require an interview. Each year, this works out well for two local applicants, and this different code streamlines the process.
  • Applicants must mail a $50 check to GGDI. (For more information, please see the Detailed Steps section below.)
  • If you are matched to GGDI, you must notify us by phone or email. (info@GoldenGateDI.com) to confirm acceptance by 6:00 pm Pacific Time on Appointment Day. We do not hold the appointed position if we do not receive your acceptance.
  • Applicants not accepted into any program and who are still interested in GGDI, are encouraged to email GGDI of their availability.

Detailed Steps and Information:

STEP 1:

  • Submit your application through the Dietetic Internship Centralized Application System (DICAS) at http://portal.dicas.org before February 15 at 11:59 p.m., Central Time.  Once logged in, there is useful information under the ‘HELP’ column on the left side of the screen and by clicking “instructions”. DICAS charges a fee to use this online application system. There is also a charge for each additional program application on this system.
  • As part of the application process, you will also need to mail (postmarked by the deadline date), a copy of the official transcript from each college and university you have attended to the following address:

DICAS Transcript Department
PO Box 9118
Watertown, Massachusetts 02472

  • For the GGDI Program, ensure your Personal Statement is not more than 800 words. Everyone appreciates a thoughtful, informed and concise read.  Please describe:
  1. What is/are the greatest obstacle(s) you face(d) in the pursuit of a career in Dietetics?
  2. Why do you want to be a Registered Dietitian? (Not what event made you decide to become a dietitian, but why you want to have a career as a Dietitian?)
  3. What are your expectations of the dietetic internship program experience—what do you envision? Discuss why you have chosen to apply to the Golden Gate Dietetic Internship program—location, concentration, overall mission, word-of-mouth, etc.
  4. What other information do you believe would be of value to the selection committee when reviewing your application for consideration?

DICAS customer support dicasinfo@dicas.org or 617-612-2855.

STEP 2:

  • Register for computer matching to the GGDI Program. To do this, register, identify and rank GGDI North Bay: code # 123   OR   Marin County only: #773 at D&D Digital by February 15 at 11:59 p.m., Central Time.

D&D Digital also charges a fee for using the computer matching process.

  • Enter this online at http://www.dnddigital.com. You may change the rankings later. Please check the D&D Digital website for updates on the matching process and deadline dates for these steps. D&D Digital may be reached at dnd@sigler.com or 515-292-0490.

STEP 3:

  • Please write a $50 check payable to “Golden Gate Dietetic Internship.” There is no other system for payment.
  • Mail this non-refundable GGDI program application fee to GGDI. It must be postmarked by February 15. (This is the date shown on the outside of the envelope.)

Golden Gate Dietetic Internship Applications
336 Bon Air Center, # 125
Greenbrae, CA 94904

D&D Digital will notify you of your match to our program on Notification Day beginning at 6:00 p.m. CDT, through Appointment Day. Please check the D&D Digital website for updates on the matching process and deadline dates for these steps. D&D Digital deadlines

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