Hello, I’m Tee and I am a Region 12 Sodexo dietetic intern (DI) from Los Angeles, California. So far, I have completed my food service and community hours. It feels like it was just yesterday I was sitting in orientation, and now my internship is almost complete….boy does time fly.
I’ve gained valuable experiences and met some amazing people along the way. Throughout this experience, I’ve used the advice of my mentors and peers to help guide me through the internship. Here are a few tips:
Keep an open mind!
Enter each rotation with an open mind and a willingness to learn. You may be pleasantly surprised at how much you like some of the other rotations. Most dietetic interns often have an idea of what specific area of nutrition they want to focus on, however, the internship can expose you to new areas of interest.
Establish as many connections as you can. During your internship rotations, you'll meet a ton of wonderful RDs, and you never know when one of those contacts will result in a position down the road. Utilize the chance to learn from a range of RDs, and then try to develop your own approach that works best for you.
Be a sponge!
Don’t be afraid to ask questions. This is the time to do it.