Hamilton Health Sciences
Dietetic Internship Program
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Hamilton Health Sciences' Dietetic Internship Program

Application Process

Applicants should follow the Dietitians of Canada, Dietetic Internship application process. 
Only applications received through Dietitians of Canada will be considered.

Application Fee $25, cheques are non refundable and should be payable to Hamilton Health Sciences Corporation.


Dietetic Education Coordinator
Hamilton Health Sciences, General Site
Nutrition 1-214 C
237 Barton Street East
Hamilton, ON   L8L 2X2



Application packages that meet the following criteria will be reviewed by the Selection Committee: 

  • Application Fee ($25) is received on or before noon Eastern Standard Time, January 20, 2017.
  • Your  average is 75% or greater in your 3rd and 4th year level core courses for your undergraduate degree in Dietetics including any transfer credits from a previous degree (examples of courses include:  physiology, biochemistry, nutrition-related, health-related, pharmacology, health promotion, economics, business-related, food service, management, human resources, communication).
  • Your package is complete… we want to read your package so please be sure to follow the instructions found in the Dietitians of Canada application package.


A complete package contains the following items which have been uploaded to the Dietitians of Canada Internship Match System:

  • Personal letter – 1 page, single spaced, 1” margins, 12 point font, professionally written to express your interest in the profession and in the Hamilton Health Sciences Dietetic Internship Program
  • Resume – must be prepared using the standard template provided in the Dietitians of Canada application package (Appendix 4)
  • Transcript of marks – all transcripts that contributed to your Canadian accredited undergraduate degree must be submitted
  • A signed Confirmation of Completion of Academic Program form
  • Three confidential reports:
  1. One academic reference is required.
  2. Other references can include a previous or current employer, or a supervisor of a volunteer experience.
    • References from Registered Dietitians are preferred, but not necessary.
    • References from family members will not be accepted. 

Application Package Review 

The packages that meet the criteria outlined above will be reviewed by the Selection Committee. 
We assess your package based on your:

  • Dietetic related and professional experience
  • Time management and organizational skills
  • Written communication skills
  • Content of confidential reports

Those candidates who meet the package review criteria may be invited to participate in an in-person interview (preferred).  Telephone interviews may be offered to those who cannot come in person.  All candidates will be notified about their interview status via the email address that was provided in the respective application package.

For further information, contact:

Dietetic Education Coordinator
Hamilton Health Sciences
Phone:  905-521-2100 x44923
Email:  studentaffairs@hhsc.ca

Updated:  December 22, 2016 - HT/dz

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